Why the 4% Rule Fails

Sep 15, 2016 by

Want to go back to work in your 70s or 80s? Here’s how following the 4% rule can easily lead to retirement financial disaster.

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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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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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Latest Stock Meltdown(s!)

Aug 27, 2015 by

Feeling panicky about your stock investments? Maybe that’s because you have good reason.

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Build Wealth WITHOUT Stocks

May 29, 2015 by

If you’re convinced you must buy stocks or risk retiring on a cat food diet, then the money management industry marketing machine has done its job! Good news: there IS an alternate view!

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Millennials: Savvy or Stupid?

Jul 31, 2014 by

Millennials: Andy Smith of The Mutual Fund Store says you’re a “wuss” if you don’t turn over your money to Wall Street. Do you find that a convincing sales pitch?

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Diamonds and Dogs #23

Jul 7, 2014 by

I share my latest picks for three pieces of online content with the power to help you make better money choices (the Diamonds), and one that can put the bite on you (the Dog).

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Being Poor Is Expensive

Jun 9, 2014 by

Are you one of 70 million “underbanked” Americans? A new documentary called “Spent” publicizes your plight with the aim of spurring changes that will save you money and make life a bit easier.

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Best Way to Prepay a Mortgage?

May 6, 2014 by

Here’s why I suggest considering making payments on your 30-year mortgage as if it were a 15-year mortgage.

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Card Fraud Blame Shift

Mar 10, 2014 by

A large bank in Canada refuses to refund a credit card customer’s claim of a fraudulent $81,276 charge because the customer’s PIN authorized the charge.

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