Find out how planning now can help you and your parents navigate financial waters later USAA Magazine Winter 2008-2009 On his 70th birthday, USAA member Leonard Ratzman didn’t have a will or any kind of estate plan. “I suddenly realized that the worst thing I could do as a father is to pass away and leave […]
Sometimes it pays to get back to basics. Read Published Article Buy the Book on Amazon.com In Bailout: What the Rescue of Bear Stearns and The Credit Crisis Mean for Your Investments, USA TODAY investment columnist John Waggoner provides sensible, specific steps to help investors navigate through not just the rescue of Bear Stearns […]
Prudent hedges keep rising prices from gnawing at your nest egg Read Published Article It’s been a rough year for retirees—and those eyeing retirement. Crashing stocks have slammed retirement account values. Falling house prices are shuttering dreams of selling the big family home, buying a less expensive pad, and pocketing the excess to shore up […]
Moving into a new field later in life can be fulfilling. Here’s how to do it Read Published Article A New York investment banker becomes a small-town chef. A techie turns acupuncturist. An entrenched corporate exec accepts an early retirement package and converts to the ministry. Longer life spans, concerns about outliving retirement savings, and […]
The transitional years require a change in your financial mind-set Read published article Uneasy about the future, many new or prospective retirees figure it’s time to purge their portfolio of risk (translation: growth stocks) and shift the money into conservative, income-producing investments such as bonds, dividend-paying stocks, and bank certificates of deposit.
At 60, Diane Fuchs knows a little bit about investing for retirement. The Washington, D.C.-based employee benefits attorney has a 401(k) plan, a mix of IRA accounts—and a good sense of discipline about protecting her retirement funds. Yet six months ago, worried about a tumbling stock market, Fuchs anxiously considered selling off all the equities […]
Read Published Article Buy the Book on Amazon.com After writing a series of best-selling personal finance books, such as The Automatic Millionaire and Start Late, Finish Rich, author David Bach has built an audience of avid readers. That’s good news for the environment. In Go Green, Live Rich, his latest offering in collaboration with Hillary […]
Read Published Article Buy the Book on Amazon.com Charles Morris, author of The Trillion Dollar Meltdown, isn’t one for sugarcoating. His analysis is dour and grim, but certainly not dull. And when read against a backdrop of an ever-weaker economy, increasingly anxious economists and a stream of gloomy predictions, it can be downright scary. Morris, […]
Read Published Article Buy the Book on Amazon.com When Wesley Wannemacher, an Ohio resident, testified at a congressional hearing earlier this month, his story of debt and hopelessness was a familiar one. Wannemacher had maxed out his $3,000 Chase bank card to pay for his wedding and fell behind in his payments. Over six years, […]
What I Told The Senate About Older Workers and Jobs
I testified before the Senate Special Committee on Aging and its Chairman, Senator Susan M. Collins (R-Maine), and Ranking Member, Claire McCaskill at its June 24th hearing, Work in Retirement: Career Reinventions and the New Retirement Workscape, I was honored, and admittedly, a little thrilled Watch the video
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