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How Long Could $1 million Last if You Retired Tomorrow?

A million dollars isn't what it used to be. —Howard Hughes How true is that when it comes to your retirement nest egg? A cool $1 million is a still big chunk of change. But is it enough to cover today’s retirement expenses? Just how many years could your dream...

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Want Better Financial Habits? Do This Once a Year

Remember when Marie Kondo took the world by storm with her tidying up routine? Maybe not, but let’s roll with it. Her idea is that we can improve our lives by removing clutter and items that no longer “spark joy.” We can apply similar principles to our financial...

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Finding Hope: Remarkable Lessons from 2020

You can never know everything, and part of what you know is always wrong. Perhaps even the most important part. A portion of wisdom lies in knowing that. A portion of courage lies in going on anyway. — Author Robert Jordan Do you worry about how fact and fiction get...

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How con artists steal $493M each year…

“Can you hear me?” That’s the latest ploy of phone scammers. They’re trying to get recordings of people saying “yes” and use them to authorize fraudulent charges on people’s accounts.1 It’s just one of many different phone scams that raked in at least $493 million in...

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Retiring in Uncertain Times

We’re facing historic levels of uncertainty, which can be frightening when it comes to your retirement. Especially if you’re within the “fragile decade” — the 5 years before or after retirement. Because the decisions you make (or fail to make) right now can determine...

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Do This to Plan for a Recession (3-minute video)

Current data tells us that the economy is in a steep contraction due to the coronavirus. We don’t know how long it will last or how long the economy will take to recover. How can we protect ourselves when we can’t predict the future? I made a short video showing you...

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Your Investment Health Might Depend on THIS!

Do you put sunscreen on after you get sunburned? Click on your seatbelt moments before a crash? Go shopping for a fire extinguisher as an oil fire blazes in your kitchen? Accidents are sudden. They can come out of nowhere — just like market volatility and downturns....

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Why You Shouldn’t Worry about Who the Next President Will Be

Do you know what one of the number one causes of market losses during an election year is? Fear.1 In fact, the uncertainty of the elections can stoke your fears. It may even encourage you to make rash, emotional decisions.1 That can lead to losses, but it doesn’t have...

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A “must read” — especially within 5 years of retirement

If you’re within 5 years of retirement, there are a handful of easy “thought exercises” you must do that can make or break your retirement plans. You’ll see how powerful these are in a second. The problem is, many people put them off, thinking, “I’ll get to that later...

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What was your favorite moment of 2019?

What’s your standout memory of the past year? If you’re like most people, the first thing that comes to mind is something you didn’t do. That’s because most people tend to overlook their accomplishments at the end of a year. We’re not doing that in this month’s Visual...

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