Join Paul Petillo on Financial Impact Factor Radio as he discusses everything from retirement to insurance, investing to estate planning, from getting started to preparing to stop. It is where talk about money comes Alive!
Most of us make a seriously flawed assumption about retirement. This sort of assumption, according to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, puts 51% of American households at risk of not having enough to sustain their pre-retirement lifestyle in a post-retirement world.
Retirement Risk and Taxes
Target date funds are the darlings of the skittish post-2008 investor, the new-hire and the plan sponsor who believes they are doing the right thing by their employees. In fact, they may not answer it at all.
On this Financial Impact Factor Radio we welcome Phil Davis of Phil's Stock World to the show to explain what is essentially another language and something we have yet to discuss on the show: how to use options, puts and calls in our investment toolbox.
On the show we were joined by Bob Harris, a man who has exploited the concept of competition with his previous project Lending Tree, where he made famous the tagline; "When banks compete, you win". Now he has taken that thinking, that spirit of competition to a new, more micro level, suggesting that the competition between utilities for your business is something you should consider. As so WhiteFence.com was born.
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Using metaphors for retirement such as "journey" or "financial highway" conjure up images of something languid and purposeful, even if the destination is less clear.
Your Financial Highway to Retirement
We can't really help ourselves. And increasingly, when it comes to investing and retirement planning and simply making personal finance decisions, there is an incredibly large chance we will do so with our emotions.
Investing Heart in Hand
Today on the Financial Impact Factor Radio with Paul Petillo, Dave Kittredge and Dave Ng we are joined by Erin Arvedlund, personal finance columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Her "Your Money" column debuted in 2011. And she comes with a great deal of street cred: financial journalist who has written for Barron's, The Wall Street Journal, Moscow Times, The New York Times, TheStreet.com and Portfolio.com. This interview hopes to give you some direction on where to begin, how to stay with your plan and with any luck plot a new and steadier course for yourself.
Retirement Planning is one thing for certain. It is definitely not working.
What is Retirement?
Your 401(k): As Good as You Make It
The composite 20-city home price index, a key gauge of U.S. home prices, was up 1.3% in April from the previous month and fell just 1.9% from a year earlier. Although prices continue to fall on an annual basis, the rate has slowed indicating that home prices may be close to posting year-over-year gains. Ten of the 20 cities posted annual increases in April.
Today on the Financial Impact Factor (with Paul Petillo, Dave Kittredge and Dave Ng) we welcome Kathleen Burns Kingsbury, a wealth psychology expert and behavioral change specialist. She teaches financial services professionals how to connect, communicate, and collaborate more effectively with their clients to increase client retention and improve profitability. She is also the author of "Creating Wealth from the Inside Out" and the forthcoming book "Women and Wealth".