Student Loans Change Debt Load Landscape for Millennials and Seniors Alike

Student Loans Change Debt Load Landscape for Millennials and Seniors Alike Over the past decade, debt loads have morphed, and more and more consumers – including older generations – are becoming burdened in one way or another by student loan debt....

Is the 4% Rule Still Applicable to Retirees Today?

Is the 4% Rule Still Applicable to Retirees Today? Since the 1990s, many investors and financial advisors have been drawn to a so-called “4 percent rule”, which purports that a retired individual should never run out of money so long as he withdraws...

Charles Schwab Report Busts Nine Myths of Retirement Planning

Charles Schwab Report Busts Nine Myths of Retirement Planning   Misconceptions, misinformation and miscommunication are prevalent when it comes to retirement planning. Planning for retirement can be a stressful ordeal already, particularly for those...

Seniors report losing $30,000 to financial scams

Seniors report losing $30,000 to financial scams Retirement planners work hard throughout their lives in order to secure comfortable, risk-free retirements. Part of this savings and investment process includes designing diverse investment portfolios...

Big Changes Afoot for Social Security in 2015

Big Changes Afoot for Social Security in 2015  As 2014 draws to a close, retirees and retirement planners everywhere are looking ahead to plan for the new year on the horizon. In late October, the Social Security Administration announced a few big...

CalPERS liquidates hedge fund portfolio, makes waves in the investment community

CalPERS liquidates hedge fund portfolio, makes waves in the investment community   The California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), America’s largest pension fund, announced in September that it will be divesting all $4 billion of its...

MyRA: The new “starter” IRA

MyRA: The new “starter” IRA  For many Americans, employer-sponsored retirement savings plans, such as 401(k)s, are simply not an available option for them. Whether because they are part-time, hourly, self-employed or simply don’t receive benefits...

Congressional Savings Reform May Affect Your IRA

Congressional Savings Reform May Affect Your IRA Recent news from Capitol Hill may require some investors to rethink their retirement savings plan. In a recent Finance Committee hearing on retirement savings reform, members of Congress discussed a...

Health is the key to a comfortable retirement, but retirees aren’t prepared for the cost

Health is the key to a comfortable retirement, but retirees aren’t prepared for the cost   Health, financial security, friends, family, and purpose are all key factors that can influence a person’s happiness during retirement. The presence or...

Physical and Financial Health Go Hand in Hand

Physical and Financial Health Go Hand in Hand Generally, good health indicators involve factors such as diet, exercise, sleep patterns, and tobacco use.  Focusing on these direct, physical measurements of health is often the only way predictions are...

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5 Hallmarks of Great Financial Advice

2/12/18 You may think the best financial advice is that which makes you the most money. Think again. You may get lucky on bad advice but at some point, the luck will run out, putting your financial future into jeopardy. Separate the good from the...

Protecting Investment Accounts from Cyberattacks

1/19/18 Hackers have dismantled hospitals, held a North Carolina county’s computer system hostage, and stolen the personal information of basically half of all Americans. And that was just in 2017. Who’s to say they won’t go after investment...

Cryptocurrency: What’s It All About?

12/21/17 Have you caught cryptocurrency fever, or are you at least wondering what it’s all about? Odds are, you hadn’t even heard the term until recently. Now, it seems as if everybody and their cousin are getting in on it. Psychologists have...

Understand the Ins and Outs of Medicare

11/7/17 If you’re turning 65 soon, it’s time to learn the ins and outs of Medicare, the federal health insurance program for seniors that is run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Currently, 57 million beneficiaries—or...

4 Key Steps Every Athlete Must Take Before Hiring a Financial Planner or Advisor

10/31/17 Many financial planners dream of landing an athlete or celebrity as their client, but the truth is, not every financial planner has the tools and expertise to handle the complexities of managing a portfolio like this. Most clients have...