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Expectations have been lowered. The savings rate is up. Mortgage rates are at record lows. The stock market still has room to run. The next decade may turn out better than expected.
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We should stop pretending that a dollar invested in a money market fund will always be worth a dollar. Let prices float as they do with other mutual funds.
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There are many simple ways to reduce spending without diminishing your quality of life.
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There's no such thing as predictable risk in market trading. So embrace uncertainty, for better and for worse.
It's been ugly to watch. The animal spirits of entrepreneurs everywhere are getting doused. But long-term gains are still possible.
A slowly improving economy and record-low mortgage rates are finally shoring up the real estate market. But the economics of homeownership are changing.
Apple's sky-high valuation and Facebook's IPO are more telling of "animal spirits" than another pending market collapse.
Many economists fear inflation will come roaring back soon. These strategies can shield your retirement income just in case.
It's not that the rules changed. It's more that strategies for long-term growth have
always been riskier than we like to think.
Upgrade with universal-design features that will help you as you age. It's all about convenience now, and saving money and safety later.
Yes, creating wealth by investing in equities is important. But in old age, you can't 'eat a rate of return.' Managing downside risk matters just as much.
The financial pressure to retire later is strong. The job market is woeful for
younger workers. But that doesn't mean baby-boomers are hogging the jobs.
Pulling up a lifetime of stakes and retiring where it's warm and sunny may be a tempting prospect. But think again.
If investing in a degree is like starting a business, then let's fund it that way: with equity instead of debt.
Focus on your income prospects first. That will inform your investment strategy best.
They helped nurture sound money habits for the World War II generation, and they can help the next generation, if Uncle Sam would only listen.
What was once called thrift education is making a comeback as financial literacy. That’s good news in hard times.