Self-directed Individual Retirement Account custodians and investment crowdfunding platforms are both proliferating rapidly. There is good reason: these custodians and platforms empower investors with direct control over where their money is invested.
For a device to be truly personal, it must be integrative. Not just integrative on the business level, or even the social level, but holistically across all platforms of our lives, including the spiritual. After all, our goals and intentions give meaning to our daily activities. If we lose sight of them, we risk losing sight of ourselves.
The nation is facing a looming retirement income crisis. Average retirees today are not well off. Tomorrow's average senior is likely to be in worse shape. Instead of addressing this looming crisis, too many of the nation's policymakers and elites propose to make it worse.
For years, financial wolves have been cloaked in trusted adviser clothing - masking their real status as self-interested brokers who don't have your best interest in mind.
We consider ourselves extremely lucky that we are both interested in managing our finances without an expensive adviser and wonder why so many people whether single or attached don't. With many couples it is usually one who is trying to get his or her spouse interested, or the differences are similar to ours, one is overly aggressive and the other is overly conservative.
We advise affluent clients and a lot of what we publish is geared toward high net worth families. But every person seeking out a competent advisor deserves to find one, know what s/he costs and know how s/he is paid.
If Europe is your fantasy, this is the opportunity of your lifetime. Right now, thanks to a weak euro and a surging U.S. dollar, you have more options for realizing your dreams of a new life in the Old World than in a decade or longer.
A 10-year expat in Las Terrenas, Larry Stroup is a central figure in the expat social scene in this Dominican Republic beach town. Larry's originally from Ft. Lauderdale, so it wasn't the great weather that attracted him to Las Terrenas. What got Larry's attention is the cheap and relaxed lifestyle.
As I reflect back on the year, the philosophy I took at the time of transition -- life is what you make it -- has proven to be true. Importantly, we have learned together and grown as a couple. I believe the lessons are worth sharing.
"Being an expat isn't always easy," she said. "It's kind of like having children. If someone had told us beforehand what it was really going to be like, we might not have done it." But at the end, she said, "When it's all over, it's so rewarding and so worth it."
If a contest for the most Orwellian bill title were held, Rep. Ann Wagner's newly reintroduced "Retail Investor Protection Act" would be a serious contender. Despite its title, this legislation has nothing to do with protecting retail investors.
The aging and retirement of the boomer generation, coupled with the fact that we're all living longer than previous generations, is reshaping America. The research in this study provides a glimpse of what some of those changes will be.
In this first phase of retirement, retirees feel a greater sense of freedom to move, if it makes sense, or renovate to make their homes more comfortable and enjoyable. As a result, almost two-thirds (65 percent) of retirees now say they are living in 'the best home of their life.'
If you are searching for a new job and are over the age of 50, it's understandable that one of your biggest concerns is age discrimination. Age bias is real, but not insurmountable. Here are six tips for overcoming it.
Around the time I turned 50, I had the following dilemma to consider: either continue working for another 10 to 15 years in my old career to ensure a financially secure retirement, or change to a new career that is better aligned with my passion and purpose. After a period of struggling with this question, I finally decided to change to a new career in my mid-50s.
If your idea of paradise is a tranquil beach where a couple can live comfortably for $1,200, including renting a furnished home, then Uruguay's Department of Rocha is a place you should definitely know about.