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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.

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on the radio with Paul Petillo


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!

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on family finances

And while the family is gathered, perhaps a conversation with your older relatives about money is in order. How to talk to older relatives about their finances

books by Paul Petillo

I just published my fifth book - this time with Smashwords! ReBuilding Wealth in a Paycheck-to-Paycheck World by Paul Petillo, copyright 2011 This ebook is available across all platforms including iPad and iPhone, Amazon and Sony.

Our recent financial discussions

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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on investing: recently

While economists continue to discuss a tentative economic recovery, traders are finding it difficult to put their faith in a sustainable period of growth. Should you seek solace in emerging markets?

Eventually they will wear you down. How do you listen to the ETF chatter and understand the investment risks? ETFs and Fixed income

Is gold headed higher?

As part of our continuing financial education on stocks and investing, I thought we'd discuss something that has stock pickers worried: correlation. On correlation

Is the Dow Jones Industrial Average still relevant?
On Investing in the Dow

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Do dividends matter?

Can you still build a retirement plan that will actually allow you to retire?
Caveat Emptor or what is "ordinary purpose"?

Are women different from men when it comes to their retirement plans? We asked an expert for her take on the subject of women and investing, women and financial planning and of course, women and retirement.

Are target date funds one of the ways you can put your investor mind at ease? We asked an expert about target date funds or TDFs.

Did you know that there can be more to investing in real estate than simply buying a house? In fact, you should consider REITs or real estate investment trusts in your portfolio. Here's why!

on credit

Tucked in the dark recesses of every closet are things long forgotten. So it is with your financial life.
The New Credit Score

on retirement

A lot of us just assume we will be able to get a mortgage in retirement. Is your mortgage part of your retirement plan?

If we have to work longer, will dividends save our retirement plans?

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

Is it your plan to retire early? How to keep the dream alive.
Three things to consider about retiring early.

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on investing

Do Mutual Fund Managers Matter?

Five ways to come make peace with your inner investor and risk.

Mutual Fund investors have advantages. Are those advantages clear?

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

Traditional index funds are market weighted. This simply means that these funds have holdings that are based on the amount of investor dollars each holds or the company's capitalization.
But there are other options to index weighting
Indexing versus the actively managed mutual fund - again.

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.

other works by petillo

Life as a financial trader can be extremely unpredictable, whether you choose to trade currencies, equities or boast a diverse financial portfolio. Here's how you can use financial trading to access a second source of income.

Retirement Planning is one thing for certain. It is definitely not working.
What is Retirement?

Here's what to know about financing a car.

Air Solutions is a family owned and operated Tulsa heating and AC business that has been offering heating and cooling solutions for more than 17 years.
Your 401(k): As Good as You Make It

on insurance

Insurance : Life, Health, Auto, Home
Health Channel

on mortgages

How mortgage insurance could hold up the housing recovery

Your Home in Reverse

More on mortgages and homes

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".

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Are you VA loan eligible? Use your benefits to save with a VA loan or streamline refinance.

Often the obvious sources of cash flow are overlooked. Can factoring help your small business?

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