Please Ignore!

Apr 19, 2016 by

What’s the worst sort of advice? “Standard” advice. Here are 3 pieces of standard financial advice best ignored.

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Tax Refund Time!

Apr 6, 2016 by

You paid the government too much in 2015, and now a fat tax refund is coming your way. Here’s how to get the most bang for your refund buck.

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Saver’s Tax Credit 2015!

Mar 24, 2016 by

You still have time to slash your 2015 tax bill by up to $4,000! Here’s how.

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Seniors Have More Debt

Mar 18, 2016 by

The average American 75-year old carried 25% more credit card debt in 2015 compared to 2003. As my late mother once said to me: “These are definitely not ‘the golden years’.”

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Social Security Reminder

Feb 25, 2016 by

Did you get an email reminder to review your annual Social Security Statement online? Did you wonder whether the reminder was legitimate? I did. And do.

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Stocks: Too Risky for Retireme...

Jan 21, 2016 by

For the third time just since 2000, markets are again illustrating why the standard “expert” advice to retirees to invest the lion’s share of their portfolios in stocks is, for most of these small investor retirees, not only wrong but inexcusably irresponsible.

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2015’s Top 5 Posts!

Jan 7, 2016 by

Did you miss any of 2015’s top 5 most-read Money Counselor articles? Find links to all here.

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4 Crucial IRA Tips

Dec 17, 2015 by

Turn down Jingle Bells just long enough to have a look at these 4 IRA tips. Money doesn’t grow on Christmas trees you know!

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Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Dec 14, 2015 by

The average American 65-year old retiring now will pay $583 per month in healthcare costs. In 5 years, that expense will more than double… read this for even more scary stuff about Americans’ healthcare costs in retirement.

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Benefit of Saving $5,500

Nov 23, 2015 by

Hey: if you want to buy groceries, electricity, and gasoline when you stop working, you need to sock away some cash while you have paid employment. Social Security isn’t going to cut it. But if you need more motivation to save than avoiding being poor and miserable when you’re old, have a look at this.

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