U.S. equities notched fresh record highs on Thursday thanks to comments from President Donald Trump that specific tax reform plans — something “phenomenal” in his words — would be announced in the next two or three weeks. This single handedly revitalized the pro-Trump dynamic on Wall Street that had faded in recent days amid political bickering, a poorly received immigration....More>>>
Retirement planning is best done at the household level.
But thats not how couples save for retirement. Instead, households sock money away for their golden years in tax-advantaged accounts 401(k)s, IRAs and the like held in the name of one individual, according to new research published by the RAND Corporation.
Whats more, the researchers discovered though it might not be a surprise....More>>>
In my post yesterday, I mentioned that investors with advisors – even run-of-the-mill ones – often do better than DIY investors, mainly because they’re following the program set by their advisor, and the advisor is following the program in which he or she was trained, which is to, well, stick with the program – in markets both good and bad.
I happened to run across....More>>>
Don't be fooled… When things look bad, it's hard to imagine anything changing. Oil prices have been crushed. But the world is about to experience a huge shift. It's already starting. And I believe it's going to turn things around for the oil industry – in a big way… Yesterday, I told you the U.S. is the largest oil consumer on the planet. ....More>>>
Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits.
Todays column addresses whether to take spousal benefits at FRA, who’s affected by the new law, the WEP and Canadian pensions, the availability of spousal benefits and whether Social Security benefits must replace SSI benefits. Larry Kotlikoff is the founder....More>>>