The Top Reason Retirement Withdrawal Strategies Fail – And How You Could Get Screwed Twice

2019-01-10 22_36_27-Amazing Fail Photos · Pexels · Free Stock PhotosWhen it comes to the top three reasons that retirement withdrawal strategies fail, the author of today’s article sees them as (1) sequence of return risk, (2) sequence of return risk and (3) sequence of return risk. How might sequence of return risk be a greater problem for retirement withdrawal strategies than even low average returns, how can you “get screwed twice” by sequence of return risk if you’re especially unlucky, and what are some ways to alleviate sequence of return risk? CLICK HERE.

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What “Persistently Low Returns” Would Mean For Retirement Strategizing

2019-01-06 20_37_53-Low-angle Photography of Grey and Black Tunnel Overlooking White Cloudy and BlueHalf a percentage point. That is what one assessment suggests to expect return-wise from a balanced U.S. stock and bond portfolio over the next 10 years (before fees and taxes!). So what would the effects of an era of “persistently low returns” be on retirement strategizing? Today’s article examines the implications for 401(k)s, annuities, Social Security, medical care, alternative investments and more. CLICK HERE.

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The 411 On Potential 401(k) Regulation Changes

2018-12-20 20_50_47-Old couple, beach, sea and ocean HD photo by rawpixel (@rawpixel) on UnsplashAs the House of Representatives prepares to change hands in the new year, both the outgoing Republican chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and the presumed incoming Democratic chairman of the committee are proposing changes to retirement regulations – including changes pertaining to the risk of retirees outliving their savings. For more on these potential changes, how they could benefit retirement savers, and some of the potential issues with them, CLICK HERE.

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Smart Investing For Your Retirement Accounts

2018-11-25 19_45_46-10+ Interesting Account Photos · Pexels · Free Stock PhotosHow should you invest your retirement accounts? With IRAs holding about $9 trillion and 401(k)s holding about $5 trillion, that is the critical question that today’s article tackles. In seeking to answer it, the author highlights the importance of intrinsic stock value, reinvested dividends (and tax deferral), diversification – and Warren Buffett. For more on investing your retirement accounts, CLICK HERE.

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How To Avoid The Game Of Chance – And Retire For Real

2018-09-13 19_07_18-40+ Engaging Dice Photos · Pexels · Free Stock PhotosWhen it comes to 401(k)s and IRAs, the author of today’s article argues that “Gambling away your retirement funds in a government-sponsored game of chance is a game you have little hope of winning.” Instead, he asserts that if you want to retire for real (and early), the key is attaining financial freedom – which requires focusing on cash flow rather than capital gains. For more – including the opportunity the author sees in a coming depression – CLICK HERE.

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The 401(k)/Pension Hybrid That’s Soaring In Popularity

2018-08-30 20_39_27-10+ Engaging Soaring Photos · Pexels · Free Stock PhotosThe author of today’s article is no fan of 401(k) plans, asserting that they don’t work. On the other hand, traditional pensions are largely obsolete. However, he notes that “There is one widely overlooked option that combines the best of the two retirement savings plans.” That option? Cash-balance plans, which are hybrids of traditional defined-benefit pensions plans and 401(k)s – and which are soaring in popularity. For more on cash-balance plans – including why they may be especially advantageous for older workers – CLICK HERE.

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How To Accumulate $1 Million By Retirement (And Will That Even Be Enough?)

2018-08-16 19_49_20-40+ Beautiful Million Dollars Photos · Pexels · Free Stock PhotosWhat does it take to have accumulated $1 million by retirement age (65)? The author of today’s article outlines how this seemingly Herculean task is “actually much easier–especially if you start saving early–to let your investments do as much heavy lifting as possible.” How can you have $1 million saved by age 65 – and is $1 million even an appropriate savings target in the first place? CLICK HERE for more.

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Meaningful Moves To Boost Your Retirement Savings

2018-06-24 19_20_08-50+ Engaging Move Photos · Pexels · Free Stock PhotosAmericans on the whole are not contributing enough to their 401(k)s to fund retirements that will not require a reduction in their standard of living. As such, the author of today’s article looks at “how you can meaningfully begin saving more today for your retirement”. For his insights – including what he identifies as “the simplest and most effective way to significantly increase the amount you save” and some strategies for gig workers – CLICK HERE.

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