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Vanguard has measured a 30-40% chance for a recession by late 2020. The popular fund company (and manager of subaccounts in some of RetireOne’s solutions) base their prognosis on a couple of factors. Writing in the New York Times, journalist Jeff Sommers says, “The recession projection is based largely on interest rate expectations using two...
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Deep into this unprecedented bull market, everyone seems to be looking for signs that it will come to an end. Too much of a good thing has made us all nervous as long-tailed cats in a room full of rocking chairs. We all know it can’t go on forever. Experts are coming out of the...
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Dick Cotton updated his earlier post on The Retirement Cafe on Floor-and-Upside strategies. The floor-and-upside strategy for financing retirement is sometimes referred to as “safety first” and derives from The Theory of Life-Cycle Saving and Investing. The basic idea behind floor-and-upside is that a retiree devotes some of her retirement funding assets to building a...
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Prudential’s recent research study found that about half (51%) of retirees retired earlier than planned. While early retirement may seem like welcome news, only 23% retired earlier than planned because they either had enough money to retire, wanted to retire, or were tired of working. Forty-six percent of those who retired earlier than expected did...
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According to Dick Cotton in Retirement Cafe, one of the most common mistakes retirees make is looking at a good return on a nearly risk-free investment and concluding that they would do better in the stock market because it has a higher long-term average return. Long-term market return averages are interesting when an investment portfolio...
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Business is booming for discount brokerages. But this time the players driving the boom aren’t day traders chasing dot-com riches. They are independent financial professionals known as registered investment advisers who manage rosters of typically affluent clients and trade on their behalf with the assets held at the brokerage firms. By 2020, research firm Cerulli...
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Jackson National’s first combined research report with IRI, “The Language of Retirement,” is a study of financial consultants and consumers. It aims to gauge how Americans of various ages evaluate their financial preparedness for retirement, their familiarity with and viewpoints toward various financial products, and the financial strategies they’re most likely to employ as they...
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The technology with the most radical impact on advisors’ businesses isn’t robo-advisors, according to Ric Edelman, founder and executive chairman of Edelman Financial Services in ThinkAdvisor. It’s the exponential technologies they may know little or nothing about. Exponential “sciences and technologies are going to alter virtually every aspect of life on the planet,” Edelman told...
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Addressing customers’ desires for simplicity, flexibility and cost efficiency in their retirement planning, Transamerica has made enhancements to the Transamerica Income Edge living benefit rider, along with launching two new lower cost investment options. Changes to the optional living benefit include a fee reduction, along with shortening the waiting period from five years down to...
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I started RetireOne® because the time had come for a new and better way to meet the needs of the millions of Americans who are falling short of retirement savings goals and who run the real risk of running out of money during their retirement. It was very strange to me that the solutions available...
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