Category Archives: Retirement

Who Makes The Real Money in Innovation?

Everyone talks about innovation. Many governments, universities, and corporations spend fortunes to innovate – to develop new businesses that can create wealth and jobs. But the real money in new products and emerging industries has been made by billion-dollar entrepreneurs, such as Gates, Jobs, Dell, Page-Brin, and Zuckerberg. They have become among the world’s richest… Read More »

This is the Worst Investing Mistake You Can Make Right Now

There’s one very simple mistake millions of folks are making right now—and it’s costing them billions every year. Of course, there are many boneheaded errors people make every day, like betting a lot of cash on a single stock. Or not having an investment plan. While both of those will also drain your portfolio—and could even put your retirement on… Read More »

The Pros and Cons of Paying Off a Mortgage

Bob Rall You may have saved enough to pay off your mortgage but should you? Before deciding, consider the pros and cons and how they apply to you. Picture this: Through your hard work and discipline, you have accumulated a relatively significant amount of savings outside of your retirement accounts. You have more than enough… Read More »

What Britain’s Hung Parliament Means for Your Portfolio

Aaron Hankin Theresa May’s bold move to call a snap election on April 18 to strengthen conservatives’ position in Parliament failed Thursday when the Tories fell well short of winning a majority in the U.K. House of Commons creating what is known as a “hung parliament.” With just one seat of the 650 yet to… Read More »

Global Monetary Policy: He Still Has Your Back

Shuffle up and deal–low interest rates are still “the only game in town” AT ITS outset, 2017 seemed likely to mark a turning-point for global monetary policy. The Federal Reserve had just raised its main interest rate by a quarter-point and was expected to add three such increases this year–or perhaps even more, if a… Read More »

Time to be Honest About the Fear That’s Getting in Your Way

CARL RICHARDS There is something you have been working on, isn’t there? Something big. Something exciting. Something you have always dreamed of. It’s that perpetual “work in progress” that you tell only your close friends and loved ones about. The novel that is in “final edits.” That website that you are going to start …… Read More »

National Financial Literacy Month

What started out as a financial-literacy awareness day more than a decade ago is now a month-long campaign that has been recognized by Congress every year since 2004. The program is designed to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach people of all ages how to manage their money wisely.[i] And, according to recent… Read More »