Category: Investing

Seven Common 401(k) Mistakes

This Sunday on the radio show, I spend some time reviewing common 401(k) mistakes being made by folks still in the workforce. I thought I’d lay them out here as well. And while this discussion is written around 401(k)s, don’t think you’re immune because you have a 403(b). You can make the same mistakes with…
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October 6, 2017 0
Ramp Up Your Retirement

Ramp Up Your Retirement

As you get closer to your retirement, you start to think practically about the steps of your retirement transition. A to-do list emerges of tasks to try and accomplish, as well as things to consider. If haven’t retired but are getting ready to, here’s three things you should think about.   Mind Your Money Now…
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September 14, 2017 0

10 Retirement Mistakes You May Be Making

The prospect of retirement always sounds good—walking out of the office for the last time, Johnny Paycheck blaring from the car speakers as you drive home and sleeping late whenever you want. But too often, common retirement decisions end up being mistakes. To that end, Kiplinger put together a list of 10 financial decisions retirement…
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June 8, 2017 0

Don’t Look At Your Portfolio!

Again the markets have been on a roller-coaster ride over the past 10 days. A few market analysts say the market is tracking the polls. For whatever reason, Wall Street seems to feel Hillary is a safer bet so when the polls started closing and Trump was edging past her, the market went down. After…
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September 28, 2016 0

Radio Caller Questions: IRA Q&A

Every week we get a number of email questions that we try to answer on the air (by the way, you can now hear us on WNTP 990AM on Saturdays at 8 a.m. along with our usual spot on Sundays at noon). Below are a few of the more interesting ones we’ve received lately. If…
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July 9, 2015 0

Survive and Advance

Since I’m the quarterback, I probably shouldn’t be talking about basketball, but here goes… March Madness is all about ‘Survive and Advance.’  In order to continue playing and prevent the season from being over, you have to win to move on to the next round.  In today’s ever changing and volatile economic arena, your retirement…
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March 25, 2015 0

To Buy Or Not To Buy?

Since the beginning of the year, at least a dozen clients have asked me whether it’s the right time to buy gold or buy into the energy sector.  Both are good questions. Let’s look at gold first.  As I write this, gold is trading at $1,220 an ounce.  In 2008 it was trading at $850…
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March 4, 2015 0

Is This The Beginning Of The Much-Anticipated Bear Market?

With the market gyrations over the past month, the big question is simply this: are we looking at the beginning of a bear market, or is this nothing more than a minor blip as markets continue their path up?  While I’m optimistic that the market has another year or two to run, really…who knows? This…
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January 14, 2015 0

Still Need To Make An IRA Contribution For 2014? Read This!

Although 2014 will quickly become a distant memory, the IRS has a way of making the old year linger on until at least April 15th.  Here’s a quick overview of IRA and Roth contributions that can still be taken for 2014. Are you still working and did you have income from wages last year?  If so, you (and…
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January 7, 2015 0

Should You Contribute to a Traditional or a Roth IRA?

Are you still working and did you have income from wages this year?  If so, you (and your spouse) can add money to your IRA accounts this year.  If you’re over 50, you can contribute up to $6,500 per year per person.  Under 50, the maximum contribution is $5,500 this year  If you’re over 70 ½, you can’t contribute to…
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December 18, 2014 0