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Is the Middle Class Shrinking?

In 1984 Tina Turner released a song that became her most successful single, “What’s love got to do with it”. Fast forward thirty years. A new study by the MacArthur Foundation finds that 79 percent of Americans – across all ages and political party alliances – believe it is more common for people to fall  Click to Continue


Boomers Spend Millennial Inheritance?

What’s an eleven letter word that describes something that the Greatest Generation will leave Baby Boomers and that Baby Boomers will not leave Millennials? Gift?  Too short. Legacy?  Six letters. Bequest?  Seven letters. Inheritance?  Yes, inheritance. According to the Study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Baby Boomers will inherit $8.4 trillion  Click to Continue


Stay in a 401(k) or roll to an IRA?

Financial advisors are often asked this question by their clients who are leaving a company or retiring, “should I roll over my 401(k) to an IRA?” Peter Mallouk, president and chief investment officer of Creative Planning Inc., says given the opportunity of staying in a 401(k) or rolling to an IRA, they should roll it  Click to Continue


Supersized Debt, American Style

I love to people watch. Any American shopping mall, theme park or airport will offer countless hours of free people watching entertainment. It doesn’t take long to come to this troubling conclusion … Americans are supersized. Our meals are supersized. Our sodas are supersized. As a consequence, our bodies are supersized. Our cars are supersized.  Click to Continue


Top Six Dumb Retirement Mistakes

David Letterman retired from late-night television last week after 33 years and 6,028 shows. That’s a lot of entertainment! If you are familiar with the show, you’re aware that the 68 year old Letterman was well known for his “Top Ten Lists”.  This top six dumb retirement mistakes list is in honor of David Letterman. Thanks for  Click to Continue


How Savvy are You at Buying Health Insurance?

Looking for a new car? Shrewd shoppers know the routine. Internet research, consumer reports, test drive, back to the internet, price comparison, testimonial reviews, wheel and deal. Dishwasher needs replacing? Same routine. Planning that summertime vacation? Same. Health insurance? Apparently not so much.  According to the newest studies the majority of us are lacking in  Click to Continue