Retirement Investing Archive

Backdoor Roth IRAs Are Promising — and Perilous

The “backdoor” Roth IRA presents a tantalizing solution for those keen on maximizing savings, offering tax-free growth and withdrawals. Read Laura Saunders’ article from the Wall Street Journal below to learn more. Backdoor Roth IRAs Are Promising — and Perilous by Laura Saunders, May 3, 2024 For determined savers, the backdoor Roth IRA is an… Continue reading

 

Upsets Belong in Your March Madness Bracket – Not Your Stock Portfolio

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Hope springs eternal, especially in March. Like many firms, ours runs an informal NCAA basketball tournament pool for our employees. It is fun. This time of year, the NCAA Basketball Tournaments thrill fans and create so much interest that it is estimated one in four Americans fills out a bracket to predict who will win… Continue reading

 

The Psychologist Who Turned the Investing World on Its Head

Last week, the investing world lost a giant – Daniel Kahneman. A psychologist at Princeton University and winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, Kahneman may well have had more influence on investing than anyone else who was not a professional investor. Jason Zweig wrote a lovely tribute to Kahneman in his WSJ column. Check… Continue reading

 

Redesigning Retirement

Learn strategies for organizations to leverage the experience of older workers and address skill gaps in the workforce. The below article  offering invaluable insights into navigating pressing issues such as talent shortages and shifting demographics. Written by Ken Dychtwald, Robert Morison, and Katy Terveer, this article is a must-read for anyone interested in the future… Continue reading

 

What is the worst time to hire a financial adviser?

Rebalance Managing Director Mitch Tuchman outlines in this column how one should take financial advice as seriously as they take medical advice. by Mitch Tuchman, January 31, 2024 If the number of digits on your retirement account balance surprises you, that might be a sign you need to get help with your financial decisions. The average… Continue reading

 

Index Funds Overtake Active Funds In Major Milestone

A 48-year-old major milestone has been reached: in 2023, mutual and exchange traded index funds in the United States overtook their actively managed counterparts. Index Funds Overtake Active Funds In Major Milestone by Miriam Rozen, January 31, 2024 By a margin of $8 billion, the investment industry reached a 48-years-in-the-making milestone at the end of 2023: Passive… Continue reading

 

What I Learned When I Stopped Watching the Stock Market

WSJ Columnist Jason Zweig, as he returns from a lengthy sabbatical, excellently illustrates Rebalance’s tried and true mantra: think long-term and turn off the “noise”. What I Learned When I Stopped Watching the Stock Market Over-reacting to the news can poison your portfolio and sour your life. Here’s how to keep your investment plan on track.… Continue reading

 

Does the 4% Withdrawal Rule for Retirees Still Make Sense?

Read this Barron’s article to learn why the 4% withdrawal rule for retirees is still relevant amidst changing markets. Discover strategies like adjusting withdrawal rates, optimizing asset allocation, and utilizing Roth conversions to make the most of your retirement savings. Does the 4% Withdrawal Rule for Retirees Still Make Sense? By Elizabeth O’Brien, February 9,… Continue reading

 

A Simple Way to Get Workers to Save More for Retirement

Discover an approach to retirement savings that balances convenience with individual choice, offering insights into strategies for boosting retirement preparedness. In this Wall Street Journal article, Shlomo Benartzi’s proposal of automated account setup sheds light on a nuanced solution to increase retirement savings rates. A Simple Way to Get Workers to Save More for Retirement… Continue reading