What’s the “nastiest, hardest problem in finance”? According to Nobel Prize-winning economist William Sharpe, it’s turning retirement savings into retirement spending or, as today’s article puts it, “knowing how to strike a balance between having enough income to meet your current needs (and wants, assuming you’ve saved enough) and having enough to get you through your lifetime.” What insights does Sharpe – who created a computer program that assessed 100,000 retirement-income scenarios – have on how retirees can better tackle this problem? CLICK HERE.
“Maybe your retirement plan is on track, but that doesn’t mean you can rest easy. We all exist within a society and an economy. Its problems are ours, too, as we may find out when taxes rise to help pay for others to retire,” warns the author of today’s article. He proceeds to examine the state of retirement in the U.S., including how Social Security is not enough for a secure retirement, the disturbing reality regarding Americans’ retirement savings, the “indexing problem” inherent in retirement accounts, and the “double problem” facing Baby Boomers. For more – including some strategies to help counter these concerns – CLICK HERE.
“If and when the economy bursts, it will take the retirement dreams of millions of Americans with it,” declares the author of today’s article, who examines how the Federal Reserve’s monetary policies since 2008 have reflected a fundamental error that he argues will end up affecting tens of millions of U.S. boomers. That error? Ignoring the demographics of the country, namely the “huge bulge of boomers – retirees and near-retirees – who do not need to be moving out on the risk curve at this time in their lives.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
The current bull market is the second-longest in history and has continued to reach new highs of late, but as today’s article acknowledges, sooner or later all good things must come to an end. As such, it highlights 10 high-quality dividend stocks that retirees might want to have in their portfolios when the good times do end, as they are considered “bear market beater[s]”. To see what these 10 stocks are and why they are less sensitive to the overall state of the economy than other dividend stocks, CLICK HERE.