You hear it on TV, maybe you’ve been told by your advisor, or you read it on the websites of the biggest mutual fund companies: common retirement advice that appears steeped in fact. Could these retirement “truths” actually be mistaken? Or worse, harmful to your lifestyle [...]
In an era where struggling pension plans are funding their pension promises with scotch, cheddar cheese, and golf courses* (yes that’s not a joke) the retiree of tomorrow faces some very difficult decisions when it comes to their pension options.
It use to be you could retire comfortably on [...]
Wisdom, they say, is earned through experience, but whether you’re a novice investor or a wise old owl here’s eight big money mistakes you should avoid
1) Running Naked Down Wall Street
Buying low & selling high is a great idea in theory but it’s a near impossible money [...]
Now that the 2012 tax season is thankfully behind us, it’s time to look towards 2013 and prepare for some of the tax land mines that Congress and the IRS have carefully placed before us. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2013 (ATRA), in typical [...]
The old Warren Buffet quote goes, “Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” What few realize is that Buffett may be talking about you. That’s right, you may be the skinny dipper because in the stock market world many amateur investors and even [...]
Portfolio diversified. Check. Good dividend yield. Check. Reasonable fees for performance. Check. Beneficiaries correctly listed. Check. Prudent level of risk with appropriate principal protection. Check and Check.
Oh, if investing were as easy as getting an oil change. Complete a 21-point checklist and you’re well on [...]
What stocks would James Bond own? Would “007”, the ultimate man’s man, best the market or would he be better off just buying an index fund? To celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond (and frankly because I’m a HUGE fan) I submit to you [...]
Guaranteed fixed rate at 2% for the next 4 years!
Guaranteed income with the upside of the market!
Invest your savings in mutual funds and protect your investment with our optional death benefit rider!
So goes the claims of many fixed and variable annuity companies.
Warren Buffett, one of the world’s most revered and famed investors, is super bullish on stocks, yet again. With the market now at highs not seen since before the crash of 2008 it’s hard not to feel good about your 401(k) and investment accounts once again. [...]
If an investment product promised safety, potential appreciation, and tax-free income would you bite? Many high income earners, affluent savers, and to a lesser degree mutual fund investors, have taken the plunge and turned over almost $4 Trillion to state and local municipalities that [...]
About Rob RussellRobert Russell is a frequent contributor to CNBC, Fox Business, The Wall Street Journal, and co-host of Retirement Rescue Radio
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