Archive for August 2016

Regret over Brexit?

In the aftermath of the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union, financial commentators have predicted all kinds of fallout, including Scotland’s secession, generational disputes and uprisings, a cross-border exodus of worker talent and companies, economic recession, deficits in government budget and pension fund payouts and a real estate crisis. Although there are benefits…

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Where Do We Stand as a Country?

If there’s one phrase that’s entered the mainstream lexicon as the 2016 election approaches, it’s “Let’s make America great again!”1 Every president, regardless of party, vows to make the country better in some way, but as a whole, has America lost ground?2 Are we really not great anymore? In the big picture, our country is…

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Potential Models for Retirement Income

As important as it is to plan your retirement goals, you never know what variables could force you to change course. Fortunately, there are a variety of options that can keep speed bumps from running you off the road to retirement. One of the most fluid aspects of retirement is the date. Some people have…

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Some Ways to Account for Inherited Assets

As difficult as it is to lose a loved one, it would be nice if the financial situation sorted itself out after a death. Unfortunately, receiving the assets of a deceased spouse or family member can be a complex process. Most people have their money stored in a variety of different financial vehicles — checking…

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Boomer Boom or Boomer Bust?

The phrase “boom or bust” refers to a scenario of great prosperity or economic growth followed suddenly by a period of decline. Some economists suspect the aptly termed “baby boomers” could potentially create just such a phenomenon during their twilight years. As the largest demographic group in history, baby boomers have been an important economic…

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