• Will Rising Interest Rates Save Your Retirement Plan?

    by Doug Carey | May 29, 2013
    Bond yields have finally starting moving up as the Federal Reserve has begun hinting that they might reduce the amount of bonds they have been buying. The ten year treasury yield is now at 2.12%, which is nearly 0.50% higher than we saw a year ago. Of course, we have a long way to go to reach the 5% level we saw in 2007.
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  • What $2 Million Will Get You In Retirement

    by Doug Carey | May 15, 2013
    I spend a lot of time helping people understand how much money they will need to meet their retirement goals. Today I want to look at this another way: What will $2 million actually get you in retirement? This is an interesting question because a) Many people believe that $2 million is a comfortable amount to meet their retirement goals and b) We can look at the different ways in which a couple can use this $2 million without running out of money.
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  • Want To Retire Before 60? Here Is What You Need To Know

    by Doug Carey | May 01, 2013
    Retiring before age 60 is but a dream for many people approaching this age. Unfortunately, the average retirement age has increased over the last decade as many folks have figured out that they a) didn't save enough and/or b) couldn't use their home as a cash machine any more.
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  • Time To Add Apple To Retirement Portfolios

    by Doug Carey | Apr 17, 2013
    As I write this Apple's (AAPL) stock is down 42% from its peak of $705 a share. It has been a brutal nosedive for those who recently bought Apple hoping they would see some of the tremendous gains that other investors have over the past four years.
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  • Coca-Cola And Your Retirement Portfolio

    by Doug Carey | Apr 03, 2013
    Even with the stock market continuing to go up (and break records) so many still cannot retire when they thought they could. Many investors reduced their equity exposure, or left the stock market completely, and have been sitting in cash or low yielding bonds. This, combined with losses from the crash of 2008 and 2009, has left many people struggling to figure out how they might retire before they’re 65 or even 70 years old.
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