SCOTUS Hearings Bring Political Heat, Not Much Light for Investors

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Hearings on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s choice to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, are under way. Whatever your political opinion of the nominee, you can bet that in the meantime nothing else… Continue reading

 

The COVID Grind Is Unbearable, But It’s Not Forever

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When will life be “normal” again? Will it ever? These are reasonable questions considering the impact that the pandemic has had on virtually everyone on the planet. Many have died, many more are sick, and millions are out of work… Continue reading

 

The Danger In The Market Right Now Is…You

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Take a few minutes to peruse the financial news online or tune into cable TV and you might end up with the investor equivalent of whiplash. Some stocks zoom to nosebleed highs, even as the economy unloads one bad headline… Continue reading

 

Can’t Drive 55? Good Luck Retiring On Time — And In One Piece

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Those of us a certain age remember the mid-1980s rock anthem “I Can’t Drive 55,” by Sammy Hagar. It’s a funny, ridiculous song, coming out about a decade after the country established a nationwide maximum speed limit of 55 mph… Continue reading

 

Kevin O’Leary Says Pay All Your Debts By Age 45 — Including Your Mortgage

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“Shark Tank” star Kevin O’Leary knows how startup businesses succeed — or fail. Most businesses make it past that crucial first year by finding investors while controlling costs tooth and nail. If only retirement investment advice had that same approach.… Continue reading

 

Day Trading Stock Is A Guaranteed Slaughter. So Why Do It?

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Every so many years, it seems, the stock market is flooded with mindless cash, an influx of inexperienced day traders looking for a quick buck and a thrill. It’s happening again. Consider the weird saga of Hertz, the long-respected car… Continue reading

 

Beware The Many Vultures Eyeing Your Old 401(k) Money

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Tens of millions of Americans are out of work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated shutdowns. Once the economy restarts in earnest, chances are many of them will return to different jobs, even different careers. That kind… Continue reading

 

Your 401(k) Won’t Be Enough For Retirement

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In light of the continuing pandemic, Congress has temporarily changed the rules on hardship withdrawals from your 401(k). It’s easier to take money out penalty-free, up to $100,000, and you can pay it back and avoid the tax hit. But… Continue reading

 

Retirement Investors Have A Chance To Stretch Their Charitable Dollars 

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Tumultuous times like today’s COVID-19 pandemic tend to bring out the best in us, and you don’t have to look far to find examples: Canned food drives for local food banks, a surge in blood donation, and otherwise idled restaurants… Continue reading

 
    
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