The furious search for an income stream in this low-rate environment is leading many retirees down a deceivingly risky path, and it’s not working out all that well.
Tech stocks are still being underestimated, even though they’re cheap and America remains the world’s technology leader.
The recent collapse of gold prices is stirring a lot of conspiracy theories. Are the bars in Ft. Knox just painted bricks?
We’ve all seen the sobering numbers on things like unemployment (9.1%), GDP (1.3%) and the national debt ($15 trillion). Now comes another reality check: Last quarter, not a single U.S. diversified stock fund made money. Not one.
As many Baby Boomers approach traditional retirement age, they’ve had plenty of time to watch their parents’ generation enjoy the golden years in style—with ample travel and leisure and a minimum of financial worries. Many …
With interest rates at historic lows, retirement income has become difficult to secure and now planners and retirees are even rethinking the role of the venerable annuity, which has long been a stalwart source of monthly income.
The plain truth is that unless you have boatloads of cash simple annuities alone won’t get the job done.
As tends to happen, yesterday’s dramatic stock market decline has put some investors on edge. The other day, I talked with my friend who is a financial planner, and he told me that after the market dropped by 15% in early August, …
As 30-year fixed mortgage rates have hit historical lows, there’s been one less-publicized corollary: 15-year fixed rates are low, too.
Last week’s attempt to prop up the European common currency probably won’t work for long – and when it goes, U.S. stocks will feel the pain.
The breakup of the common European currency is inevitable and will shake U.S. stock markets. Here’s how investors can prepare – and even profit.
What if you were about to retire and could put all of your savings in a single, ultra-low-risk investment with near certainty that you would never outlive your money? Well, maybe you can with Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities.
Readers in the New York City area may be interested to know that TIME Moneyland is a proud media sponsor of a Financial Fitness Workshop being put on by the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies and the Financial Planning Association of New York on Saturday, October 1 at the NYU School of Law in Manhattan’s …