Tag: "long term investing"

Earth to Congress: The Fed Can't Fix This

Today's highlighted the often-ignored plight of the U.S. fiscal cliff . Beginning in January 2013, $1.2 trillion of automatic, across-the-board cuts in discretionary spending will take place over 10 years, as directed by the congressonional “supercommittee” last November (yawn…remember them?). Of course, there is still time for Congress and take a serious look at what […]

Baby Boomers vs. Generation Y

The Insured Retirement Institute released a survey this week (described on the Wall Street Journal”s Smart Money blo Meditation Expert. g) about the state of baby boomer retirement. It is indeed a sad state, but nothing new to report. As previous surveys have indicated, they are simply not ready: 35 percent of 50 to 66 […]

Why Patience Pays in 401(k) Saving

A new survey from the Employee Benefits Research Institute and reported in the found that 0.2 p Master Mentalism – Magic Instruction. ercent of 401(k) participants have reached $1 million in savings in their 401(k) plans. They keys to this success? Consistent saving over at least 20 years and contributing high amounts – if possible, […]

The CLASS Act Loses its Class

Let’s hear it for a little math and a lot of common sense. The Community Living Assistance Support and Stability Act (CLASS) program, part of the health care reform law that would essentially create a government-run long term care insurance program, has gone kaput before it even got started. A news article title calls it […]

Running with the Bulls

Nearly two years ago, I received a call from a former college friend of mine.  This was about the time the market was starting to recover from its drastic downturn in the fall of 2008, leaving many investors shaking their heads, selling off and vowing never to return to the Dow Jones again.  During the […]

Investing for Health Care Costs

Much attention has been given to the out-of-pocket health care costs seniors will likely incur during their retirement years. (See our recently published Brief Analysis on this topic.) A Fidelity study found that the average senior retiring this year at age 65 will need $240,000 during his or her lifetime to pay Medicare premiums, out-of-pocket […]