Why new tax rules make Roth accounts better than ever

2019-02-22

(This article has been updated with 2019 income and contribution limits.) Free? Everyone likes free. Add on “tax-free,” and it’s even better. The Roth accounts offer a fantastic way to accumulate money tax-free. New tax laws make Roth accounts look better than ever. The Tax Cut & Jobs Act loweredRead More →

Don’t feel bad if you can’t retire early

2019-02-19

There is a new couple in town. They moved in a few blocks away, into the smallest house on the street, with their used Subarus, and thrift store clothes. You’ll see them riding bikes to work, never going out, and declining to attend the neighborhood cookout that costs — gaspRead More →

Barneys aims to be the ‘Hermès’ of cannabis

2019-02-15

Cannabis has gone high-end. Barneys New York aims to light up the marijuana market with its own posh pot boutique called The High End, a head shop of sorts selling smokers’ accessories from rolling papers and leather ashtrays to bespoke glass bongs and cannabis-infused candies. The company will roll outRead More →

10 retirement lessons from a retired retirement pro

2019-01-25

For the better part of 40 years, I spent a great deal of time helping thousands of workers prepare for retirement. We ran seminars for workers and spouses on topics like retirement income, insurance, lifestyle, relocation and more. I think it’s fair to say that, if someone took advantage ofRead More →