Financial Planning


Sep

15

2014

The Market Will Crash!

All right, now I have your attention. You probably assume I mean the stock market, right? Remember what they say about assuming. Well, I have no clue when or if the stock market will crash, but just for fun let’s take a look at some facts. The current Bull market is almost 5.5 years old (the average bull is 4.05 years) and the S&P 500...

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Sep

02

2014

No Trust in Big Brother – A Lesson in Irony

As I listen to our younger generation, I often wonder how they will do in retirement. The statistics are not good. According to a recent column in the Sunday Review (4/12/12), only 43% of eligible workers under 25 and 62% between 25 and 34 participate in 401k plans. This is low compared to the 70% or more of those over 45. Additionally, those under 25...

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Aug

19

2014

The Pension Dilemma

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, less than a third (31%) of employees were offered a traditional pension at work in 2010. Even though that is a very small number, it is very important that you know what you have and how it works. For those of you who have a traditional pension (defined benefit plan) it may be one of the biggest financial...

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Jul

25

2014

Classic 401k Mistakes

With so many people invested in 401k’s and so many employers dropping their defined benefit plans (pensions) it is no wonder that we get so many 401k questions on our live call in radio show. With this in mind, it’s important that you don’t make any of these classic mistakes. Not contributing up to at least the match. If your pension plan has a match,...

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