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Retirement Worries

Sometimes I like to joke that I plan for my retirement every Wednesday and Saturday… as that’s when they draw numbers for the Power Ball lottery. But hey, as I’m

Retirement

Flipping the Most Common Question in Retirement Planning On Its Head

The most common question I see in retirement planning is: What size nest egg do you need to quit working? Or, what’s your retirement “number?” It sounds like a reasonable

Retirement

Stockpiling Wood

I remember distinctly the moment when “retirement planning” took on a personal meaning to me. I was kayaking with my wife along the Myakka River, which runs some 60 miles

Retirement

No One Cares as Much as You

I’m moving. And it’s a royal pain. Beyond the hassle of physically getting all of our stuff from one state (Florida) to another (Texas), I have to deal with a

Retirement

My Strategy for Retirement: It’s Not Like Yours and Shouldn’t Be!

I think most of you intuit that I’m not like the normal guy out there. I think outside the box, analyze everything, respect and revere cycles as much as I

Retirement

A Look Inside My Retirement Plan

Editor’s note: Over the next few weeks, we’re going to do something a little different. We’re going to make things personal… and give you an inside look at our Editors

Demographic Trends

A Case of Reaction Instead of Action

Look. Economy & Markets isn’t a political newsletter, and I typically stay away from talking about it – people are touchy on the subject, and it’s the quickest way to

Demographic Trends

The Aging Face of America

It was a long time ago, way back in 1950. The United States was recovering from World War II while facing down a new enemy, China, on the Korean Peninsula.

Retirement

How Will Trump Restore the Dream of the Golden Years?

President Trump has come into office with a tall order at hand, one of many, to restore faith in our ability to retire on time…. or at least come close.

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401(k) Investing Grandma Would be Proud Of

Earlier this month, I did my best impression of a grumpy old man, letting my glasses slide down my nose while I shook a rolled-up newspaper in your general direction.