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What to Do About the Depressed Dollar

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

The strong consensus right now is that the dollar's skid will continue. But who knows? I wouldn't place any big bets against the dollar right now. Markets are great at confounding the majority opinion.

It Just Ain't Labor's Day

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

Ugly as the recent 0.3 percentage point jump in the headline unemployment number is, a look behind that number is uglier still.

Actually, the Times Got it Right on 401(k)s

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

The 401(k) is now tasked with filling the income gap between what Social Security provides and what you need for a dignified retirement.It's a job the 401(k) was never designed to do, and it has failed to do it.

Are Boomers Really Unlucky, Moneywise?

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

More than you like to think, financial success is due to forces beyond your control, such as when in your life the financial cycles play out. All you can do is focus on what you can control.

What to Do if You Missed the Rally

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

If you're still hiding out in the money market funds you raised during the crash, it's less important what kinds of stocks you buy than that you return to a reasonable, post-panic strategy.