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Retirees and Interest Rates

In our ongoing series of risks faced by retirees, we turn our attention to interest rate risk this time. Interest rate risk affects both the investments and the income of retirees. On the investment side, when interest rates rise, bond … Continue reading

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A Bad Choice for Holiday Cash

Boy, oh boy, did they have a deal for me. A local lender (who shall remain shameless) offered me a loan to get the “holidays I’ve always wanted.” The offer noted I could get holiday cash for gifts, entertainment, travel—even … Continue reading

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Finance Friday: The Prediction Game

Everybody has an opinion about the future: what’s going to happen to the stock market, when will interest rates rise, who’s going to win the presidential election, which basketball team will win the Final Four, and so on. The only … Continue reading

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Making Retirement Money Last as Long as You Do: Part 1

Compared to saving for retirement, spending money in retirement involves a tricky set of decisions. For instance, think about the typical “big picture” pattern of spending in retirement. In early retirement, a retiree is typically more active, spending more and … Continue reading

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