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Why Endowments have Outperformed Traditional Investments [Video]

September 30th, 2019

U.S. endowments are exceptionally well resourced and have access to the best fund managers and private equity programs, which contributes significantly to their investment success. By adopting a more dynamic, proactive version of the asset-allocation principles used by these endowments, it is possible for smaller investors to obtain high levels of risk-adjusted returns for their […]

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Are State Pensions in Trouble?

July 10th, 2019

At a funding level of only 31%, Kentucky’s pension is in trouble. Only New Jersey, with a similar level of funding, can match it in the race to the bottom. Despite being fully funded in 2000, years of shorting pension contributions to patch holes in their budget, coupled with risky hedge fund investments that went […]

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Understanding FEHB in Retirement

June 13th, 2019

Federal employees are often unsure about what happens to their health insurance when they retire.  There is confusion regarding premium payments, integration with Medicare, and whether or not retirees can even keep FEHB. It is important for federal employees thinking about retirement and federal retirees to understand how the program works in retirement. First and […]

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Greenspan – Time to Fix Social Security

May 15th, 2019

As Social Security gets to the point where it starts paying out more than it is taking in, experts are increasingly worried about its future and the economic impact it is having. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan warns that underfunded entitlement programs are “creating an odd imbalance in the system” and are restricting the […]

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Quarter 1 Synopsis

April 23rd, 2019

There have been many developments in the economy as of late. Not just domestically but abroad as well.  The yield curve drama, the complications with the Brexit and the European Union, and many other dramatic events in the political domain. This first fiscal quarter of the new year has been interesting to say the least.  […]

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How To Protect Your Retirement Income

October 2nd, 2018

Those that have worked hard and saved for retirement deserve to enjoy their  golden years without having to worry about outliving  their  savings. With growing inflation, high life expectancy and low yield on stocks, deploying strategies and tactics that will produce constant growth and hedge against market risks are critical in retirement. Here are five […]

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5 Ways To Create Basic Retirement Income Streams

September 16th, 2018

Americans are living longer than ever, which is mostly great news for retirees and those nearing retirement. This means you’ll have more time to enjoy your grandchildren, help your community or travel the world. The downside is that many retirees are faced with the problem of outliving their savings. There’s no shortage of how-to articles […]

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Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

June 9th, 2018

Retirement is the end goal for most of us. It’s even in our minds in the beginning of our lives. From the first interview with that company to getting your first real paycheck, we can’t help but think, “What about that pension?” or “How much of my new paycheck will I put in my IRA?” […]

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5 Retirement Expenses Most People Overlook

June 5th, 2018

We are inclined to think that in retirement our spending will decrease. While we will indeed see a decrease in spending, there are also expenses that can easily go up in retirement. Studies have shown that most people will need about 80% of their pre-retirement income to live comfortably in retirement. The 80% rule of […]

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Six Changes to Social Security in 2018

April 9th, 2018

There are no radical changes to social security in 2018. There are, however, some minor amendments to the existing rules. Here are some of the changes that are taking place: Full Retirement Age Increases The full retirement age for social security benefits for Americans born before 1954 remains at 66 years while those born after […]

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