Category: Investing

Noise vs News

In a social media world, many believe whatever they read on the internet – and accept credentials at face value. Media noise and news can be hard to differentiate.

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When A Loved One Dies

When  a loved one dies, it can be a bit chaotic. I remember when my parents passed away, they had lived a very long and happy life. 

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Like the S&P 500 Index?

Like indexing?  Like the S&P?  You can get an index fund!  Sounds good.  Let’s face it, most (virtually all) investment management companies fail to beat the S&P index on a consistent basis.  We all know that.

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Hidden Surrender Charges

I don’t know anyone, certified financial planner professionals included, who is a fan of surrender charges; but, economically they are a fact of life for many products simply to make the offering available and viable for the investment or financial product provider.

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No RMDs for 2020!

Required minimum distributions (RMDs) have been eliminated for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic; but, you just might want to consider taking a distribution anyway.   Why?

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