A High-Yield, Lower-Risk Solution To The Low Rate Retirement Income Challenge

2019-06-27 21_59_01-Balance _ HD photo by Martin Sanchez (@martinsanchez) on UnsplashIf Social Security benefits replace approximately 40% of your pre-retirement income, where do you find the other 60% –and, of particular relevance today, where do you find the other 60% when interest rates are near historic lows? Today’s article outlines one “simple solution” to this challenge, noting that “It can be more volatile than a savings account. And it can require you to do a little homework. But it can offer the retirement income you want.” For the solution in question – which involves diversifying across three different types of investment vehicles offering yields up to 7% or more – CLICK HERE.

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De-Mything Your Retirement Accounts

2019-06-25 21_26_03-May 2018 _ HD photo by Charles 🇵🇭 (@charlesdeluvio) on Unsplash“Sell in May and go away”. “The January effect”. The “Santa Claus rally”. “Financial hurricane season”. When it comes to whether these seasonal investing adages work, the author of today’s article argues that they work “just often enough to sustain their myths” – and just often enough to negatively impact your retirement savings if you make investment decisions based on them. For more, CLICK HERE.

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A 3-Fund “Autopilot” Dividend Portfolio

2019-06-22 20_24_05-Black leather in flatlay _ HD photo by Ivan Zhukevich (@vania_zhu1) on UnsplashHow can you go about building a portfolio that would provide your loved ones with reliable income while requiring little to no maintenance? The author of today’s article lays out one option: A “three-fund portfolio [that] will hand us a diverse collection of investments built to hold up in any market, throw off a steady 8% dividend and pay dividends monthly, to boot.” For the three actively managed funds making up this “autopilot” dividend portfolio, CLICK HERE.

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The Unavoidable Retirement Inflation Bet

2019-06-22 19_28_58-Swing by the lake at sunset _ HD photo by Jon Eckert (@joneckert) on Unsplash“Never overlook the pernicious and toxic impact of inflation over periods as long as retirement,” warns the author of today’s article. He outlines why inflation over the next several decades could actually be significantly higher than currently assumed – and how, if that proves to be the case, it would make inflation-indexed annuities (or real annuities), generally considered very expensive, more valuable. For more – including why the author concludes that “you can’t avoid making an implicit bet on inflation no matter what you do” – CLICK HERE.

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Why – And How – To Save For Retirement Like Social Security Doesn’t Exist

2019-06-20 12_58_03-Orange Parasol · Free Stock PhotoGiven the fiscal state of the Social Security system, the author of today’s article advises that, when it comes to financing your retirement, “You have to assume you’re not going to get much help from our government, you’re not going to get much help from your employer, and your financial future is all up to you. And that means you need to save more and save a lot.” So what are some strategies that will allow you to retire rich – or at least retire comfortably – without relying on Social Security? CLICK HERE.

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How To “Win With Small Steps” – And Boost Your Retirement Savings By $800,000 Or More

2019-06-16 09_34_09-Man Walking on Gray Stairs · Free Stock PhotoIf you’re one of the (too) many Americans that have too little – or nothing at all – in the way of retirement savings, a simple strategy that could boost your savings by $800,000 (and possibly even more) sounds like something worth having a look at – and that’s exactly what the author of today’s article outlines. And while getting the maximum benefit from this strategy requires having many years until retirement, it can still make a significant difference for those close to retirement. For more on this “win with small steps” strategy, CLICK HERE.

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The Reality About Real Estate And Retirement Riches

2019-06-15 09_12_26-Person Giving Keys on Man · Free Stock Photo“Owning a home is wonderful, but don’t bank on real estate as your chief retirement investment,” advises the author of today’s article, which looks at the reality when it comes to looking to real estate as a source of retirement riches. What’s the problem with banking on homes for retirement income – especially given the fact that many people have seen big gains from buying starter homes? For more, CLICK HERE.

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Cracking The SECURE Act

2019-06-12 08_27_34-WindowThe Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act – or SECURE Act – has been overwhelmingly approved by the U.S. House of Representatives as a purported means of improving retirement savings options. In today’s article, a financial planner with 20 years of experience looks at how the SECURE Act, which, among other things, raises the age for required withdrawals from retirement accounts, would impact retirement savers and how it differs from the retirement legislation being proposed in the Senate (The Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act). For more, CLICK HERE.

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Why Your Retirement Glide Path May Be Off – And How To Refine It

2019-06-09 20_42_15-Person Stands on Brown Pathway · Free Stock PhotoNew research from well-known, Boston-based money management firm GMO has an important warning for retirement savers of all ages when it comes to their glide paths (the gradual reduction in one’s allocation to equities as they get closer to – and then enter –retirement). As today’s article outlines, the research indicates that “No matter how young you are, chances are that you are too heavily invested in equities.” What is the potential flaw in how glide paths have been determined up until now – and what might more appropriate glide paths look like? CLICK HERE.

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New Thinking On – And Innovative Ideas For – Retirement

2019-06-08 20_18_26-On my eames _ HD photo by Nikita Kachanovsky (@nkachanovskyyy) on UnsplashRobots and a smart fridge keeping you from having to go into a nursing home. Some new (and simple) math for retirement saving. New alternatives to purchasing long-term care insurance. The retirement community of the future. There are among what may be the best new ideas in retirement as, thanks to increasing longevity and the changing nature of work, traditional “institutions, financial instruments and even our vocabulary no longer seem adequate to cope with the challenges of retirement.” For more on these retirement innovations, CLICK HERE.

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