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A recent survey of baby boomers (ages 53 to 69) found that just 24% were confident they would have enough money to last throughout retirement. Forty-five percent had no retirement savings at all, and of those who did have savings, 42% had saved less than $100,000.
This year’s election of a new United States president will make history. For the first time, a woman is running for the country’s top job, and her opponent is not a seasoned politician but a businessman. While those circumstances will certainly be heralded and much studied, what does it mean to the savvy investor?
On October 27, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service announced its annual cost-of-living adjustments for 2017 retirement plan-related items. A key change this year is that the defined contribution limit is increasing from $53,000 to $54,000. All other contribution limits will remain the same.
Life insurance can serve many valuable purposes during your life. However, once you’ve retired, you may no longer feel the need to keep your life insurance, or the cost of maintaining the policy may have become too expensive. In these cases, you might be tempted to abandon the policy or surrender your life insurance coverage. But there are other alternatives to consider as well.
When the vehicle is paid for, it’s yours. You can keep it as long as you want, and any retained value (equity) is yours to keep.
You don’t own the car–the leasing company does. You must return the vehicle at the end of the lease or choose to buy it at a predetermined residual value; you have no equity.
In the financial world, there are a lot of rules about what you should be doing. In theory, they sound reasonable. But in practice, it may not be easy, or even possible, to follow them. Let’s look at some common financial maxims and why it can be hard to implement them.
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