For anyone who has dealt with an aging parent or grandparent the concept of long term care is likely a familiar one. Those unfortunate enough to suffer from Alzheimer’s or other cognitive illness can end up requiring nursing care that can reach and exceed $80,000 per-year depending on the quality of care.
Most people looking to implement a financial plan are making decisions with the long term in mind. While what long term means tends to vary depending on factors like age, individual and family goals it’s safe to say most planners and their clients would agree that long term is usually measured in years, not months.
When it comes to admitting that women are better at certain things, men have a difficult time conceding any degree of supremacy.
Balance is seen as one of the keys to making the most of your investments. But what does a balanced portfolio look like?
If you’ve ever seen it, it’s one of those things you’ll never forget – the mass migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest moving across the plains of Africa in search of a fresh feeding area. It’s magnificent to watch. Of course, we know why mammals herd together – it’s because there’s safety in numbers.
As investment options continue to expand and competition for investment dollars increase, the mutual fund industry is coming under increasing scrutiny for the expenses charged in many mutual funds.
The most important thing about retirement is doing what makes you happy. What would you do with your time if you weren’t working 40 hours every week?
Warren Buffet has made no secret of his successful investing strategy. "Buy into fear" he says, "Buy when everyone else is selling". For most, average investors that may be much easier said than done. Perhaps if we all had a few billion dollars in the bank, we might be able to muster up more courage and take some more risks.
Not all investing apps are equal, and depending on your goals it may be better to work with a financial professional instead of an algorithm.
Thinking about retirement and fixed-income living can be overwhelming. Here are some things to consider when planning your retirement.
Most people are aware that they can begin collecting their Social Security retirement payout at age 62, and, in doing so, they are informed that they will be collecting a reduced benefit. And most people also know that, the longer they wait to collect benefits, they will receive a higher monthly benefit.
Over the past few years, municipal bonds may have fallen out of favor due to the fact that, until recently, the returns in the stock and bond markets were generating steady returns.