THINKING ABOUT EARLY RETIREMENT? MAYBE THINK AGAIN

Early retirement is an inviting prospect, but for many contemplating it, it can be financially impractical. Yes, it provides more time for leisure and new interests, but what of the price tag? It’s expensive enough to give one pause, according to a smart,...

RETIREMENT FUNDS ACT

On Jan.30, Sen. Tom Harkin, Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, unveiled “bold new legislation to tackle the growing retirement crisis and rebuild the private pension system.” Much has been written about the legislation in...

RULES FOR AN UNRULY MARKET, PART 2

Here is the second installment drawn from an excellent BlackRock piece in Shareholder magazine, headlined Command Your Financial Future, which features three “time tested pieces of investment advice.” Rule No. 2 “Focus on time ‘in,’ not timing.” “Identifying the ‘best...

RULES FOR AN UNRULY MARKET, PART 1

Unruly, uncertain, unsettled. Now there’s an unholy trifecta for nervous investors who may be somewhat shaken about a stock market that can be, to use yet another “u” word that financial analysts aren’t exactly crazy about, uneven.  The subject is approached in an...