Your retirement nest egg is always fragile. It doesn’t get less fragile once you gain access to it.
As with any investment, price is what you pay, but value is what you get.
Investing in your community provides a deep expression of gratitude that is as fulfilling as it is impactful.
Between all the holiday parties and batches of eggnog, there are some financial tasks to check off your list before Dec. 31.
Whether you see it coming or not, hearing that your job is no longer your job is shocking.
When investors compete to give their capital to private companies, you get standards that are lowered at the same time valuations are raised, a recipe for disaster.
Shame prevents people—really smart and capable people—from bringing their challenges forward to the solutions altar.
The estimated median household savings of retirees is $75,000. About 9% do not have any savings, 31% have savings of less than $50,000, and only 38% have savings of $100,000 or more.
It’s not about what you earn; it’s about what you keep.
Holding onto an older car and driving it until it dies can be a practical approach to mitigating transportation costs. Until it isn’t.
There are a variety of reasons for exiting the workforce early. The most common reasons are for health problems, either the retiree’s own or those of a loved one the retiree must care for.
While Luck’s retirement obviously has nothing to do with the inversion of the yield curve, I’ve often found the world of sports provides useful analogies to the world of investing.
Anytime I break down a financial life, I explore three distinct areas. I look for long-term financial stability, midterm financial stability and, you guessed it, short-term financial stability.
While there are substantial benefits to electronic trading, there are ethical concerns.
Running out of money in retirement isn’t a small problem. It’s the worst problem.
Unfortunately, investors have an uncanny, destructive tendency to buy high (when they’re feeling overconfident) and sell low (when they’re scared).
Stress doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t know your income, your gender or your job title. And even if it did, it wouldn’t care.
As a long-term investor, I like the fact that the earnings on my money will not be taxed when withdrawn.
If your goal is to beat the market, you want to outperform market indexes, ideally net of fees.
While history suggests the road is likely to get increasingly bumpy over the next four months, it will be important (as always) to try to remain unemotional and stick with the plan.