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While I really like the upswing in the market, it does have me a bit concerned. I feel it is based more on anticipation of tax reform that is still to come. And even when (if) it happens the true results are still […]
I do have one that I use for a portion of my retirement funds. I also self-manage another portion. Personally, I love being able manage some of my own investments, but the thought of managing it all stresses me out. However, we both get about the same annual returns.
When planning for retirement many people tend to believe that their Social Security benefits will be a good source of monthly income. In fact I read recently that almost 25% of Americans rely on Social Security for 90% of their family income. With an average benefit of roughly $1,300 a month that is not a lot of moolah. While $1,300 a month is…[Read more]
Taking out a substantial student loan is not a decision to make lightly. If you’re considering it, my advice to you is to think it through as carefully and thoughtfully as you would any other big investment, such […]
Let me begin by saying that we don’t have a lot of money, but I’m a New Englander living in Florida. I’ve begun thinking that after 12 years of living here year round, that rather than take our two vacations a year up north and spending all of that money on hotels that I’d like to have little place to call our second home. It doesn’t have to be…[Read more]