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U.S. WORKERS STILL LAG IN RETIREMENT SAVINGS

The executives noted that retirements are getting longer. Three-quarters of people who turn 65 will be alive at the age of 90 and nearly half will be alive at 95, said Tim Seifert, vice president and head of annuity sales at Lincoln Financial Group.“Only one-third of...

THE No. 1 FINANCIAL FEAR AMONG RICH PEOPLE

Even the richest Americans are worried about having enough for retirement.51% of affluent investors — defined as those who have total investable assets of $500,000 or more — say they are concerned about being financially secure in retirement.That’s according to a...

Ready for the next stock market crash?

After nine years since the last crash ended, can you afford even one devastating year? The devastation to portfolios is often ugly when the stock market crashes. We have experienced two major market meltdowns in the last 17 years. One occurred between 2000 and...

Beginning of the End for Bonds – Pop Goes the Great Credit Bubble

The Great Credit Bubble is unraveling at the bottom in "junk bonds", below BBB- ratings. This will quickly make its way into all debt. I don't know if the Federal Reserve is ready for this. If you have been reading my Blog - you are ready for it.  Bonds of all types...

Discovering What You Value Most with Goal-Based Financial Planning

When you hear the term “financial planning,” do you feel anxious? Intimidated? Maybe even terrified? Creating a financial plan just seems so overwhelming. It’s okay, I don’t blame you. Most Americans do not have a financial plan. They think that they will have to meet...

5 Facts about Mutual Funds Monmouth County Investors Must Know

The winter freeze has just begun to thaw, so you’re probably not in the mood for spring cleaning. But when you do decide to bust out the duster, don’t forget to drag it over your mutual fund prospectus. It’s always worth another perusal to make sure you’re still on...