Working Longer Is Still Not A Retirement Plan

The latest employment data show that many older workers, who face pressures to work longer because they have little in savings, also encounter obstacles to working longer in the labor market. The overall labor market outlook for older workers is improving. But older workers in population groups that typically face greater insecurity in retirement, and […]

Social Security: Claiming at 62 Could Be Costly

Social Security is a crucial source of income in retirement, but the amount you get in Social Security varies significantly depending on when you decide to begin receiving it. If you don’t plan properly, you could miss out on big money, or worse, end up in poverty. For instance, if you plan to claim Social […]

Your First IRA: Is Roth or Traditional the Best Way to Go?

If you’re starting your first job or are still relatively young, starting to save for your retirement or increasing your retirement savings is perhaps the smartest financial decision you can possibly make. The long-term compounding power you have could transform seemingly small amounts of money into a large retirement nest egg down the road. One […]

REINVENTING RETIREMENT: Finding purpose in retirement

Retirement isn’t what it used to be. From the end of company pensions to a healthcare overhaul, there’s a laundry list we could rattle off together. As a professional in the practice of talking with people about retirement over the last twenty years, I’ve experienced firsthand a new concern that Baby Boomers have today when […]

The Big Tax Break Dividend Stock Investors Get

The stock market has provided amazing returns for investors in recent years, and those who’ve invested in dividend stocks have gotten the dual benefit of seeing share prices rise in a booming market, as well as getting regular income payments from their investments. Yet now that interest rates are starting to rise, some income-hungry investors […]

Why Trump‘s White House turmoil isn’t rattling stock-market investors

Add potential constitutional crisis to the list of things that don’t seem to much rattle stock-market investors. An attack from within his own administration via an anonymous guest opinion piece published Wednesday by the New York Times infuriated President Donald Trump. The author, which the Times described as a senior administration official, said like-minded colleagues […]

3 Dividend Stocks That Pay You Better Than Ford Does

Shares of auto giant Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) have generally moved lower for multiple years now, as the U.S. auto market peaked and has now entered into a bit of a slump that investors are convinced is going to take a big bite out of the company’s earnings. And while that’s already happening, with Ford’s […]

Apple’s iPhone is the MVP of the stock market

1. Wall Street’s $165 billion golden goose: Apple’s iPhone just might be the biggest cash cow on Wall Street. More than a decade after its debut, the iPhone remains the chief moneymaker for Apple (AAPL), America’s first $1 trillion company and one of the most widely held stocks. The iPhone alone is expected to rake […]

Your computer’s graphics card isn’t just for gaming. Here’s how to upgrade it.

If you want to boost your computer’s visual performance, you need to improve its graphics. Although the primary application is running more powerful games at a better image quality, upgrading your graphics also helps with image modification, video editing, and playing high-resolution video (think Netflix in 4K). But there are tons of upgrade options out […]

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