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Retirees and Risky Business

To continue our series on different types of risks faced by today’s retirees, we need to also spend some time talking about “business risk.” In our context, business risk simply means that a company you rely on for some form … Continue reading

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Why the Mix Matters: A Short, Simple Investment Quiz

When you think about adding a new mutual fund to your investment mix in say your retirement account, do you just look at the new fund’s performance numbers? If so, you’re making a mistake! Watch and see why. It’s the … Continue reading

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Finance Friday: Scary Retiree Lessons from Stockton, CA

In June 2012, the city of Stockton, CA filed for bankruptcy. One result is that current retirees will see their pension plan payments reduced. Cutting current retiree benefits used to be unthinkable! But in today’s economy, government employers—just like private … Continue reading

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Finance Friday: Avoiding Retirement Portfolio Losses

Probably the biggest risk a retirement portfolio faces is the risk of loss. The corollary risk is the risk of missed opportunity (such as a big gain), but I think I can show you the risk of loss is far … Continue reading

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