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  • Biden Picking Gina Raimondo As Treasury Secretary Makes As Much Sense As Hiring Dracula To Guard National Blood Bank

    Biden Picking Gina Raimondo As Treasury Secretary Makes As Much Sense As Hiring Dracula To Guard National Blood Bank

    Biden picking Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo as next Secretary of the Treasury makes as much … [+] sense as picking Dracula to oversee the national blood bank. getty Apparently Joe Biden’s transition team is considering Gina Raimondo, the hugely unpopular governor of Rhode Island as the next Secretary of the Treasury should Biden win. […] More

  • The Three Real And Overlooked Risks To Your Financial Plans

    The Three Real And Overlooked Risks To Your Financial Plans

    getty Most people are focused on the wrong risks to their financial futures, and that increases the risks they face. When a financial or retirement plan fails, it’s usually because key risks were misunderstood or mis-estimated, and people are focused on risks that are less likely to derail their plans. In general, retirees and pre-retirees […] More

  • Myths of Private Equity Performance: Part I

    Myths of Private Equity Performance: Part I

    “I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men’s minds without their being aware of the fact.” — Claude Lévi-Strauss As ever more capital is allocated to private equity (PE), pundits and practitioners attribute PE’s success to extraordinary performance. That premise is difficult to corroborate. The purpose […] More

  • New Legislation on Retirement Security Introduced

    New Legislation on Retirement Security Introduced

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30, 2013: The Charles Schwab office in San Francisco’s Financial … [+] District. The Charles Schwab Corporation is an American brokerage and banking company based in San Francisco, California on September 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images) Getty Images The Congressmen who introduced a bill […] More

  • Big Changes May Be Coming To 401(k), IRA And Other Retirement Plans

    Big Changes May Be Coming To 401(k), IRA And Other Retirement Plans

    UNITED STATES – OCTOBER 31: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., holds a news conference to … [+] unveil a plan to protect and expand retirement savings on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the House that would […] More

  • Will Social Security Use The Annual Earnings Test If It's Better For Me Than The Monthly?

    Will Social Security Use The Annual Earnings Test If It’s Better For Me Than The Monthly?

    Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about when Social Security uses the annual earnings test rather than the monthly test, when to contact Social Security in order to switch from a survivor’s benefit to a retirement benefit and how spousal and survivor’s benefits are calculated. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at […] More

  • Industries To Invest In When President Trump Is Reelected

    Industries To Invest In When President Trump Is Reelected

    ASSOCIATED PRESS You probably already know that, from a market standpoint, in the long-term it really doesn’t matter who wins the election. In the short-term, however, the stated policies and promises of each candidate offers a potential upside for stocks in certain industries. Here are the industries financial professionals suggest you should focus on in […] More

  • Special Distributions from Long-Term Asset Pools: Counting the Costs

    Special Distributions from Long-Term Asset Pools: Counting the Costs

    A global pandemic, a rapid spike in market volatility, and a renewed push for social reform, among other events, have acted as catalysts for change in the United States this year. Individuals, businesses, and institutions are stretched thin as they combat the fallout from COVID-19 and the resulting economic crisis. As a result, investors must […] More

  • Industries To Invest In When Vice-President Biden Is Elected

    Industries To Invest In When Vice-President Biden Is Elected

    Getty Images In the long-term, the stock market doesn’t care who gets elected president. In the short-term, however, the stated policies and promises of each candidate offers a potential upside for stocks in certain industries. Here are the industries financial professionals suggest you should focus on in Joe Biden’s first term. The Firearms Sector This […] More

  • This Part Of The Election Is Not In Doubt

    This Part Of The Election Is Not In Doubt

    Number of 2020 to 2022 on asphalt road surface with marking lines getty Regardless of who the next U.S. President is, long-term interest rates look much higher This U.S. election season has been nothing if not suspenseful. Who will win the White House? Will the Senate stay red? Will my own state of Florida be […] More

  • IRS Announces 2021 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits For 401(k)s And More

    IRS Announces 2021 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits For 401(k)s And More

    The burden is on you to stuff your retirement piggy bank. getty How much can you save for retirement in 2021 in tax-advantaged accounts? How does $58,000 sound? The Treasury Department has announced inflation-adjusted figures for retirement account savings for 2021.  The basic salary deferral amount for 401(k) and similar workplace plans remains flat at […] More

  • Older Workers Need To Stand Up As COVID-19 Knocks Them Down

    Older Workers Need To Stand Up As COVID-19 Knocks Them Down

    A man checks-in at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images The Covid-19 pandemic and recession hits older workers from two sides. First, older people are more likely to get sick so that being in the labor pool raises the risk of dying from COVID-19. Second, New […] More

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