Why are Ponzi schemes so popular, both with fraudsters and with investors, and how can you avoid becoming a victim?
This article originally appeared on Forbes.com. God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference. -Reinhold Niebuhr I often see families who could benefit from more serenity in their financial lives. To illustrate this concept, I created a hypothetical[Learn more…]
This article originally appeared in Forbes.com. You’re happy in your career. You’re earning enough for now and putting money away for later. You feel productive. You like working. When asked, you say you have no plans to retire until you’re at least 65. Surprise! Things happen. You could confront health challenges that affect you or[Learn more…]
This article originally appeared on Forbes.com. On November 1, the IRS announced cost of living increases to IRA and employer plan contribution limits for 2019. The IRA annual limit increased from $5,500 to $6,000; the employer plan limit (applicable to 401(k)s, 403(b)s, most 457 plans and the Federal Government’s Thrift Savings Plan or TSP) increased[Learn more…]
In his third in a series of articles on investing in the first two decades of the 21st century, Rick Miller looks at factor investing.
In the fourth in my series of articles on investing from 2000-2019, I take a look at hedged international bonds and compare them to US bonds.
In the sixth in my series on investing from 2000-2019, I look into how well a retirement portfolio would have held up if you withdrew from it.