Archive - July 11, 2011

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Planning For An Unexpected & Sudden Retirement
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How To Solve the Housing Crisis Once and For All

Planning For An Unexpected & Sudden Retirement

If you ask people what their biggest financial asset is, they invariably reply “my home” or “my investments.”  That’s true in dollar terms, but let’s look at a very large asset most folks don’t think about: their working selves.

Your biggest asset comes into play immediately when a financial plan is drawn up. Financial planners create various scenarios for our pre-retirement clients that include investment projections (rates of return), annual savings rates, the cost of various goals, etc. We recommend the optimal time to retire and counsel our clients not to retire too soon. After all – our goal is …

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How To Solve the Housing Crisis Once and For All

How Not to Solve the Housing Crisis

To solve the housing crisis one might be tempted to think that the government could somehow have the Federal Reserve buy empty foreclosed homes with newly printed money and then simply keep those homes empty so as not to disturb the rental market. The Fed has no legal authority to do so and there is no reason to think Congress would approve a change in the Fed’s charter to allow this or that the Fed would want to do it.

Another wrong idea about how to solve the housing crisis would be to …

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