Archive | July, 2016

Comfy Nest Syndrome

25 Jul

A recent Pew Research Center report showed that for the first time in modern history, adults aged 18 to 34 are more likely to be living with parents rather than having their own house with a spouse or partner. It’s a slim margin (32.1 percent with parents vs. 31.6 percent living¬†independently), but the shift is [...]

The Common Thread Between Trump and Bernie

18 Jul

An interesting aspect of the Brexit vote is how many voters didn’t even know what they were voting on. I mean, the number one Google search after the vote was “what is the eu”! Clearly, many people are mad about global trade and myriad other issues, not just in England but elsewhere – including on [...]

Pre-Brexit Fed Vote Further Confuses Investors

11 Jul

Even before the Brexit vote threw the global economy a big curve ball, at home our own Federal Reserve did a good job of keeping the sputtering going by voting again to not raise interest rates. The terrible May 2016 jobs report showed that only 38,000 jobs were produced, versus an expected 162,000. Of course, [...]

No “Magic” in Retirement

5 Jul

In my industry there’s often talk of a “magic number.” It’s the amount of money you need to have saved and invested in order to retire the way you want. But as we know, magic isn’t real. What is real though is the fact that many people don’t retire the way they want (or at [...]