Social Security Trustees Distress Signal is Being Ignored

DOT, DOT, DOT, DASH, DASH, DASH, DOT, DOT, DOT is being screamed by the Social Security Trustees and no one is listening. For those not familiar with Morse Code, that signals “Save our Ship”. In a recent article “The USS Social Security is sinking fast” I highlighted the conclusion from the 2015 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report “Social Security’s Disability Insurance […]

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The Missing Link to accumulating wealth

“OK people, listen up!” screamed my drill instructor at the top of his lungs. We knew we better pay attention. I recently interviewed Michael Dubrow of Moneytips.com about research they have done in conjunction with their book, The Retiree Next Door. Michael’s response to one question really got my attention. “Most people know what they should do: plan, save more, and spend […]

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Tips from those who walk the walk

Leisa Peterson recently interviewed me for a column in the Huffington Post. It was part of a series of fascinating e-books, The Retiree Next Door; Financial Professionals Reveal their Retirement Secrets. I contacted book author Michael Dubrow and was excited when he agreed to an interview. I wanted him to discuss his experiences in putting together the book. Michael has a cool website […]

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The USS Social Security is sinking fast!

The 2015 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report was released in late July. It starts off with an urgent warning for everyone. “Social Security’s Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Fund now faces an urgent threat of reserve depletion, requiring prompt corrective action by lawmakers if sudden reductions or interruptions in benefit payments are to be avoided” I’ll skip the fuzzy-math and get to […]

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4 Tips for Catastrophe Protection

Parenting never ends. My granddaughter bought her first car and asked me about insurance. She had two quotes: one with a $100 deductible and a second for $500 deductible. She was leaning toward the $100 deductible because “it was only $10 more per month”. So why not take that option? I explained the higher premium policy buys an additional $400 in […]

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Rope-a-dope Fed style – “I’m going to sting like a butterfly and float like a bee!”

In June the Federal Reserve announced no rate increase. In typical Fed doublespeak they dropped several hints. The original rope-a-dope man, Muhammad Ali, is probably rolling his eyes in bewilderment. Remember the Fed said they would hike rates when unemployment got below 6.2%. Oops! Too soon, and they waffled refusing to commit to further benchmarks. Last summer the Fed hinted the economy […]

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