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Feeling Less SECURE

As 2019 ended, President Trump signed into law The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019. After reading many articles on the SECURE Act, I'm really upset about the long-term implications of the biggest change.

Tax Planning
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Take A Little Time

It is an excellent time to check your credit report(s) as we ease into 2020. Every year, you are entitled to a free copy of your credit report from each of the three main reporting agencies. Roughly 25% of all credit reports are said to have incorrect information, but making sure your report is accurate is only one of the reasons I’m urging you to take time for this review.

Cash Flow Management
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Quoted

For many years, I taught Retirement Planning classes to adults looking to secure the Certified Financial Planner designation. I don't miss the hard work and the pitiful pay, but I do miss the challenge of teaching complex financial concepts in an understandable and interesting way. I guess that is why I enjoy working with the media.

Personal Interesting Favorites
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Lifeboat Drills

Nobody likes it when the stock markets decline. This week we see two economic superpowers “saber-rattling” about who will impose the largest tariff. Because threatened or imposed tariffs have real long-term consequences, the global stock markets have declined relatively sharply. I take advantage of these rough times to run “lifeboat drills.”

Investing Risk Management
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IPO or IP Uh-Oh?

Over the last six months, several high-profile companies have decided to sell shares in the public stock markets. Companies like Uber, Lyft, Pinterest, Zoom Video and Levi Strauss all made the news when they “IPOed.” Let’s talk about the questions you might have about IPOs.

Investing
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Inverted!?!

It’s hard to miss the financial press’ recent headlines about the inverted yield curve, which (we are told) inevitably signals our next recession. Given the financial media’s history of blowing things out of proportion, I went to the original source of this indicator to discover what his research is really telling us.

Investing Retirement Planning