Archive for July 2014

Women and Financial Decisions

Did you know that 40% of women ages 55-70 are very confident they have made the right (financial) decisions in the past few years, which was found in a recent survey by Ameriprise Financial? According to another recent study, men are more likely to make changes to their 401(k)’s versus women, meaning that men react…

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9 Biggest Retirement Planning Regrets

Throughout my years of experience with helping people get to and through retirement, I have seen a lot. In case you missed my show Redefining Retirement this past Sunday on KTVN Channel 2 news at 5:30pm, I shared with you the 9 biggest regrets from people that have already retired and have gone through the…

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The Crisis in Retirement Planning

I wanted to share a recent article published in the Harvard Business Review written by Dr. Robert C. Merton. Dr. Merton is a recipient of the 1997 Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, and the School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is also the resident…

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What is the “Real” Unemployment Rate?

On the most recent Jobs Report, the US Department of Labor stated that the unemployment rate for June was down to 6.1%. Seeing that 5% unemployment is considered to be full employment, 6.1% looks appealing, right? Let’s dig deeper to accurately understand what this percentage signifies. The true definition of unemployment is when a person…

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