June 2021

It’s Another Blue Monday…..When Is My Retirement?

Happy Belated Father’s Day! A great gift for your Dad is helping him plan a well-deserved retirement. Start by sending him this week’s terrific links. Predicting inflation during your retirement isn’t easy. A Wealth of Common Sense What does it take to manage your retirement account prudently? HumbleDollar Is the 60/40 retirement portfolio still valid?…

Active Investing Isn’t What You Think

Retirees need to be active investors. Nothing to do with stock picking. Grandpa shouldn’t be watching TikTok “investment” videos and buying AMC stock or Crypto Currency on margin. Index funds are still the best bet for young and old investors. My colleague, Ben Carlson, reinforces this concept. “The biggest threat to long-term returns is your…

I Feel Stupid And Contagious…..When Is My Retirement?

The only thing certain about your financial life is –  It will change. Make the adjustment easier by reading this week’s terrific retirement links. Hyperinflation isn’t going to ruin your retirement? Pragmatic Capitalism What are the risks in owning a Target Date Fund? ThinkAdvisor Don’t make loneliness part of your retirement plan. U.S.News What are…

I Want My MTV!

Young Investors need a clubhouse to call their own. No parents allowed. They found it in trading platforms like Coinbase and Robinhood. Wallstreetbets also fits the bill. Supply usually catches up to demand. Generation gaps are nothing new. They aren’t as common regarding investing. No more. In 1981, MTV blazed onto the scene. The world…

You Should Learn When To Go……When Is My Retirement?

Nobody on their deathbed ever said, “I wish I worked a few years longer.” If you don’t care about your retirement plan, who will? Start by reading this week’s terrific links. Should you be using your home equity to help you retire? A Wealth of Common Sense How do you know your retirement advisor isn’t a…

Natural Selection Favors Index Funds

Compounding plays an outsized role in natural selection. Financial tortoises smoke hyper-trading investor hares. Only the survivors emerge victorious under the brutal Darwinian conditions of the financial markets. Staying the course and letting compounding do its thing offers the best chance for continuance. Proof of concept is found in long-distance races between two-legged humans and…