The stock market was down almost 45% this year. Housing values are down 20% and unemployment is at an almost all time high. Social security and Medicare are running out of money and may be non-existent in our lifetime. The question is, how have your long range financial expectations changed? Do you still feel secure in your financial future? No one wants to be a pessimist but it is important to be a realist, especially now. One thing that’s for sure, if you continue to do the same things you’ve always done you can expect the same results.
There is good news out there. A lot of people are doing quite well during these recessed times... Read More
Are You Thinking Of Retirement?
The number one rule of saving for retirement is to begin saving immediately. Be sure to talk with someone in your company about the pros and cons of borrowing from your retirement funds. Following this simple guideline will hopefully help you reach your retirement goals at a decent age.
Retirement is to be realized some day. With baby boomers reaching retirement age, we may be seeing a larger wave of retirees moving that way. After the official reception was completed we brought the left over cakes, punch, and most of the wedding party to the retirement home.
News: Congress passes a far-reaching retirement savings law. Further, for those born after 1937, Normal Retirement Age is being extended... Read More
Long Term Retirement Planning
We all know that sooner is much better than later when it comes to planning your retirement. The more money you sock away and the longer that money has to grow and work for you, the better the position you are in to enjoy your retirement to its fullest. With this in mind, you need to approach all of your retirement investments as long-term rather than quick turnover investments.
It is often tempting to risk it all for the promise of a high return on your investment but you must remember that with great reward comes great risk and most of the time your security is simply not worth that particular risk. There are several different types of long-term investments that you may find to be reasonable and even attractive investments.
Bonds are a p... Read More
Personal Finances – Your Key to a More Comfortable Future
The business of effectively managing the detailed transactions that are occurring daily on a business or a personal level is complicated. It will involve the use of an automated program. That is why most folks are contented with troubleshooting rather than guiding their finances; to steer clear when they see rocks ahead, and not before that. At the very least, they are willing to find the best way to plan their finances through intuition. Start and learn early as a teenager.
Money matters cannot be made to rely on intuition
Intuition and feeling have very little to contribute when you need to compute things. In fact, they may get in the way... Read More