No matter how well-prepared you may feel for life in retirement, none of us is immune to the challenges presented by market volatility, rising taxes and inflation and longevity. Fluctuations in the financial markets, interest rates and the value of the dollar affect the price of the goods and services you use, which in turn has a direct impact on your wallet. The good news is that with proper planning you can develop strategies to minimize the following risk factors that threaten to erode your income in retirement. Click here to open fullscreenRead More
Making the most of your years in retirement also requires a sense of financial well-being—the knowledge that you won’t outlive your assets or create a financial burden for children or other loved ones. In this guide, learn how to minimize risk factors, the three stages of spending and what you can do to reduce your financial stress and anxiety.
Managing family finances has become more complex than ever as the economy, job market and family structures have all undergone dramatic changes in recent years. American families continue to evolve at a rapid pace, resulting in new and complex financial concerns and challenges. When is the last time you sat down to review your family budget? Read this free guide for important tips on budgeting, savings and insurance.
There are now over 1,600 exchange-traded products available to investors, and total assets are quickly approaching $2 trillion. Traditionally, the primary way an investor could get access to a diversified portfolio of stocks was through a mutual fund. But today, many of these investment products mirror the overall market, providing very little differentiation.Read More
Named after Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, 529 plans are investment accounts used to pay for a beneficiary’s college expenses and are usually opened many years before the beneficiary reaches college age. Check out this infographic for some interesting statistics about 529 Plans.Read More
Named after Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, 529 plans are investment accounts used to pay for a beneficiary’s college expenses and are usually opened many years before the beneficiary reaches college age. Check out this infographic for some interesting statistics about 529 Plans. Click here to open fullscreenRead More
The (True) Cost of Investing: Why Fee Transparency is Critical to Determining Underlying Investment Value
While investment fees and expenses are required to be disclosed through investment prospectuses, layers of complexity, financial jargon and “hidden” fees can make it difficult for investors to understand the true underlying investment costs and the impact expenses have on their investment returns.
President Barack Obama’s recent endorsement of fiduciary standards for financial advisors could have significant implications for the investment industry. Said differently, the president is pushing to require financial advisors to put the client’s needs before their own. That’s right. Your advisor may not have your best interests in mind.Read More
Published by Rob Furlong Every year around the Oscars I remember that between two kids, a career and countless other commitments, I haven’t seen any movies since, well, the same time last year. This leads to a week of late-night binge watching, usually of movies that have lingered in my Netflix queue for years.Read More