Not So Common Fixed-Income Preview

2019-12-26

In this article, I’ll review the less popular fixed-income securities, sorted into several categories: floored preferred stocks, third parties, trust preferred stocks, and the preferred units, including those with K-1. This makes a total of 87 securities, 49 of which are part of the largest primary exchange-traded fixed-income ETF: iSharesRead More →

How to avoid 5 common retirement money mistakes

2019-11-23

Since launching my company’s investment advisory service for retirees, True Link Financial, my colleagues and I have spent a lot of time talking to people about their financial plans. Here are five of the most common mistakes we’ve seen and how retirees can avoid them:  Mistake No. 1: Thinking youRead More →

Bias in health care isn’t limited to race, religion or gender — how to protect yourself against this common medical practice

2019-09-03

Health-care providers and organizations bear the responsibility for rooting out bias in medical care, experts say. In the meantime, though, there are steps patients can take to shield themselves. Research shows that patients of different genders, colors, sexual orientations and sizes don’t always receive the same quality of care duringRead More →

How one woman fell for a common student loan scam

2019-03-07

Facing more than $80,000 in student loan debt, Tiffany Tatafu did what thousands of other student loan borrowers do: She searched for answers on her phone. The single mother of two had heard that as a public employee, she could be eligible for student loan forgiveness. She’d landed job asRead More →