Archive | September, 2012

Hitting the social security sweet spot

24 Sep

While everyone should start planning for and saving for their retirement as soon as possible, the reality is that, even if you started investing wisely and putting money away years ago, it’s at the age of around 60 when retirement finances become less of an abstract idea and more of a reality. The urgency and [...]

Bumping up against the Dow’s ceiling?

17 Sep

Market watchers might have noticed a trend lately: the Dow Jones seems to be bumping up against what seems to be a peak of around 13,500. The index has approached this number a few times before falling back somewhat. There is nothing magical about this somewhat arbitrary number, and it certainly doesn’t represent a “hard [...]