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16
Oct

Are you a Master of Retirement?

Are you a Master of Retirement? Are you a Master of Retirement? The Indexed Annuity Leadership Council is excited to announce its new interactive game, Master of Retirement. New and interesting data points, found from IALC surveys, power the game questions and demonstrate the need to offer approachable and light-hearted ways of boosting Americans’ confidence when it comes to saving for

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13
Oct

Review: Nobel in Economics is Awarded to Richard Thaler

Review: Nobel in Economics is Awarded to Richard Thaler It’s safe to say that anyone who wins a Nobel Prize in Economics (or more technically the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences – it’s not an “official” Nobel Prize) is pretty smart, and has done some pretty important work. This is absolutely true for Richard Thaler. He basically created an

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13
Oct

Occam’s – On the Power of Disciplined Investing

Occam’s – On the Power of Disciplined Investing The appeal of market timing is obvious. Who wouldn’t want to get in and out of the market at the best time every time? We’ve talked a lot about market timing in the past – timing risk premiums, trying to time the markets on a daily basis, and the importance of staying

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12
Oct

AT WHAT AGE SHOULD YOU PURCHASE AN INDEXED ANNUITY?

AT WHAT AGE SHOULD YOU PURCHASE AN INDEXED ANNUITY? The great thing about fixed indexed annuities is that they are a reliable retirement planning vehicle appropriate for people in a variety of life stages. However, there are a few rules of thumb to follow when thinking about purchasing a fixed indexed annuity. Of course, always speak with your retirement planning

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9
Oct

Wade Pfau Releases New Book on How to Spend Money Wisely in Retirement

Wade Pfau Releases New Book on How to Spend Money Wisely in Retirement Wade Pfau’s latest book gives much needed insight into how retirees can spend money in retirement without constantly worrying about going broke. The post Wade Pfau Releases New Book on How to Spend Money Wisely in Retirement appeared first on Retirement Researcher. Source: Retirement Researcher Wade Pfau

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6
Oct

Review: European stocks rise for 8th straight session as euro slides after violent Catalonia vote

Review: European stocks rise for 8th straight session as euro slides after violent Catalonia vote Big political events often have big impacts on the stock market. But often it’s not immediately apparent what that impact will be. This article points out that on Monday the Spanish and broader European markets were pretty calm. Though the author couldn’t help pointing out

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6
Oct

Review: Do This One Thing Each Year If You Want a Better Retirement

Review: Do This One Thing Each Year If You Want a Better Retirement Your asset allocation is the blueprint for your portfolio. You want to spend the time to make sure that you design the right portfolio for you. But your asset allocation is static – the markets are decidedly not. They are constantly bouncing around. Which means that your

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4
Oct

Experts Weigh in on Key to Financial Fitness

Experts Weigh in on Key to Financial Fitness We asked some top advisors what their advice is for being financially fit. Here’s what they shared with us. How many of these can you tick off? It’s about the flow. Watch your cash flow and live within your means—that’s the starting point. Once that’s under control, plan for the future, including what

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3
Oct

3 Retirement Pitfalls to Avoid

3 Retirement Pitfalls to Avoid As you near retirement, you’re probably looking forward to the laid-back lifestyle it can offer. But there can also be some snags that could cause you to run into financial trouble later in life. Here are three retirement pitfalls you should try to avoid. 1. Underestimating your spending in retirement Many older Americans bank on

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29
Sep

Review: More investors are viewing active funds as a rip-off

Review: More investors are viewing active funds as a rip-off It seems that the general public is starting to see the light on active management. It doesn’t work. There is simply no way to consistently beat the market. Identifying the best active manager is akin to finding the best coin flipper. Someone’s got to be the luckiest. But it doesn’t

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