Retirement

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Between 75 And Death Your Retirement Nest Egg

If you knew you had a short time left to live, would you do anything differently? The movie, “Bucket List” highlighted how two men came to terms with their impending demise and went on quite an adventure before they “kicked the bucket”. Longtime friend Kirk B. sent me an article published in the Watauga Democrat, “Between […]

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Investing With Time Remaining On The Clock

Jo and I were watching an exciting hockey game between our favorite team (Tampa Bay Lightning) versus the Philadelphia Flyers. Tampa had a 3-0 lead with six minutes left on the clock. The referee sent a Tampa player to the penalty box. For those unfamiliar with hockey, the penalty box is an adult “time out”, […]

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Removing The Rose Colored Glasses

I’m excited! We’re in for a real treat. We’re going to gain a unique look at what’s going on in the world and how we can protect ourselves. I’m a long-time subscriber to Richard Maybury’s “US & World Early Warning Report”. Richard offers a different perspective from any other newsletter I subscribe to. His candid approach to […]

Should Retirement Investors Add a Little Gold Just in Case?

Should Retirement Investors Add a Little Gold Just in Case?

The US Debt Clock tells us our national debt is around $21 trillion. Social Security promises are approaching $17 trillion – included in the “unfunded” government promises – over $112 trillion. Despite government mandated Cost of Living Increases, our recent article, “An Inconvenient Truth About Social Security” clearly indicates Social Security recipients have no inflation protection. Each month, seniors and […]

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An Inconvenient Truth About Social Security

Did I achieve a journalistic milestone? I got my first tip from an insider. What I learned is darn important for our readers. Our article “The Social (IN)Security Charade”, discussed how the government gave us a COLA increase and took it right back by increasing medical premiums. The tipster confirmed I was spot on – however, […]

Spotting the Warning Signs of the Next Correction.

Spotting the Warning Signs of the Next Correction.

On a hot summer day, I was flying my single-engine Piper Comanche from Schaumburg, IL to Indianapolis, IN. I decided to fly higher than ever before (9000 feet). With the tailwind, I touched 200 mph. The sky was crystal clear; I could see across Lake Michigan. I felt like I was in the stratosphere and […]

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Are Annuities Worth the Risk?

A decade ago I believed annuities were for rich people, the average person probably doesn’t need them. Investing through an insurance company is generally expensive. What do retirees need from their retirement plan? Whether you have a pension, 401k, IRA or a combination, most people say they want “guaranteed income” for the rest of their […]