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7 Steps to Teach Your Child Good Financial Habits

    7 Steps to Teach Your Child Good Financial Habits

The real prize, though, comes courtesy of following Ben Franklin’s advice. Once you convince them to save and they see the perpetual motion machine known as “compounding,” your job is done.

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Depending on Your Age, This Will Protect You from a Social Security FAIL

    Depending on Your Age, This Will Protect You from a Social Security FAIL

No one need place themselves in a “Blanche DuBois Scenario.” Each has the ability, no matter their station in life, to seize control over their own destiny. This applies to retirement as much as anything else. This article offers five specific ideas each to three typical age groups trying to protect themselves against the potential loss of Social Security benefits.

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What Can Business Owners Do Before the Deadline to Save More for Retirement?

    What Can Business Owners Do Before the Deadline to Save More for Retirement?

If you own a business, waiting until the last minute to reduce taxes limits your options. You still have some, though. Here they are.

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How Financial Pros Teach Their Own Kids About Money

    How Financial Pros Teach Their Own Kids About Money

Think about it. Newborn babies keep their parents up all night. Knowing your adult child has a sizeable nest egg means being able to sleep soundly. And chances are you’ll spend your waking hours with less stress, too. Teaching your children to save early for retirement can achieve this healthy (and wealthy) goal. There’s no reason why financial professionals should be the only parents who know this little secret.

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The Greatest 401(k) Book Sequel Ever, by Ary Rosenbaum – Chapter 3

    The Greatest 401(k) Book Sequel Ever, by Ary Rosenbaum – Chapter 3

Ary Rosenbaum’s latest book tells the story of the modern retirement era through the lens of classic movie sequels, but it’s his own unique experiences that tell the real story. Here’s a taste.

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Much Ado About Nothing Saved for Retirement? Why Social Security Alone May Be Enough

    Much Ado About Nothing Saved for Retirement? Why Social Security Alone May Be Enough

In the final analysis, though many Americans would find it difficult or impossible to be happy with their retirement income being limited to Social Security, a sizable group of other Americans can and do live their retirement with Social Security as their sole income source.

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The Shocking Truth of Supply and Demand in the Markets and the Retirement Saver’s Best Interest

    The Shocking Truth of Supply and Demand in the Markets and the Retirement Saver’s Best Interest

“Retirement savers must maintain long-term orientation regarding their assets. Supply and demand shock and generally easy to identify and often temporary in nature. These shocks often bring out the worst in decision making for investors. Astute investors will want to recognize this for what it’s worth: the opportunity to stand athwart the crowds in the market and purchase at cut-rate prices.”

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What Bagels, Loss Aversion, and Reframing the Company Match Can Show the 401k Fiduciary About How to Help Employees Save More Money for Retirement

    What Bagels, Loss Aversion, and Reframing the Company Match Can Show the 401k Fiduciary About How to Help Employees Save More Money for Retirement

If it is true the fear of loss motivates people more than the offer of a gain, then the traditional 401k company match framework is designed improperly. Currently, employees are promised a reward for contributing in their 401k plan. Think of this as the carrot urging people to save for their retirement. What if, instead of using a carrot, plan sponsors reframe the “match” in terms of a stick?

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Gig Workers Saving for Retirement – What’s in Their Best Interest?

    Gig Workers Saving for Retirement – What’s in Their Best Interest?

If you are an active member of the gig economy, you don’t need to wait for Congress to act to start saving for retirement. You can begin saving right now. And, depending on your specific situation, you may just be able to save faster than you think.

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A Fundamental Economic Fact Fiduciaries Use to Fight Fear of Falling Markets

    A Fundamental Economic Fact Fiduciaries Use to Fight Fear of Falling Markets

Economic concepts can lay dormant for extended periods of time, but they never truly disappear. This is why it pays to know people who are older than you and have actually lived through one (or more) economic cycles.

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