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The (Less) Secure Act & Coming Death of the Stretch IRA

While partisan politics rage, the U.S. House of Representatives nearly unanimously passed a bill that would reform key aspects of America’s retirement laws.  The SECURE Act passed in a 417-3 vote in May and contains a provision to eliminate the Stretch … Continue reading

Three Reasons To Invest Internationally

U.S. stocks have significantly outperformed international stocks in recent years. And U.S.-based multinational companies are major players in the world economy. Yet, forsaking international stocks is not good idea. U.S.-based investors generally favor U.S.-based investments. This has become known as … Continue reading

Social Security’s Solvency & Likely Reforms

Social Security’s future solvency is a regular discussion point when consid­ering your retirement planning. It is common to think your benefit will be reduced from what is shown on your statement. Yet, that position is often taken without good information … Continue reading

Fashion Fads Are Fun. Investment Fads Can Be Harmful.

Fads can be fun. Look at the 1980s: big hair, shoulder pads, acid washed jeans, MC Hammer pants, neon clothes, and the mullet. I personally enjoyed a variation of the mullet – a little Bart Simpson spike coupled with bangs … Continue reading