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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.

Retirement

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.

Retirement

A Grumpy Old Man’s Guide to 401(k) Investing

Perhaps I’ve been spending too much time with my young kids, but I’ve gotten quite good at wagging my finger and speaking in a stern, fatherly voice. I love my

Retirement

Using the House to Pay for Grandma

I’ve always got the nagging feeling that I’m not saving enough for retirement. Maybe because I don’t even know how much constitutes “enough.” I know most Americans are in the

Demographic Trends

What Killed the Middle Class?

Our middle class has been shrinking substantially since the 1960s and ’70s. Today, their share of wealth is the lowest in the world, at a mere 19.6%! But what exactly

Demographic Trends

There’s Not a Snowball’s Chance in Hell of 4% Growth!

What the hell are Donald Trump and his new Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, smoking?! A new supply-side strategy? Just when we have overcapacity everywhere thanks to the greatest debt bubble

Demographic Trends

This Thanksgiving, Don’t Regret Missing Personal Time

This month I received a jolt to my system, and I’m not talking about the election. The day before voters elected Donald Trump the next president, my brother died of