Archive | February, 2014

Overlooked IRA opportunities

24 Feb

With tax season upon us, I thought I might take a moment to talk about an issue I’ve discussed in some recent radio shows: maximizing your IRA savings opportunities. One of the ways in which you can do that—and it’s a technique that many people are not aware of—is through spousal IRA contributions. While you [...]

Is the bull market getting a little long in the tooth?

17 Feb

Is the stock market overvalued? It’s a question that I’ve been wrestling with for some time now, and regular readers of this blog know where I stand on the issue. I am deeply suspicious of the high market indices we’ve been seeing over the past year or two, and I worry that we are vulnerable [...]

Demographic blues

10 Feb

I read a fascinating new book recently by an author and economic forecaster named Harry Dent, Jr. The book, The Demographic Cliff: How to Survive and Prosper During the Great Deflation of 2014-2019, has some interesting (and worrying) insights into what might be in store for the U.S. economy over the next few years. What [...]