Watch out for these 10 ‘retirement killers’

2019-02-23

There are plenty of things that can ruin a person’s retirement plans — divorce, illness, job loss, overspending. Some leave a retiree with a lifetime of regret. A recent study has revealed for the first time the 10 biggest causes of financial regret among those who have retired or areRead More →

Why Warren Buffett’s annual letter may not be all happy news

2019-02-22

Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders is typically a warts-and-all missive, highlighting good news while also acknowledging missteps. The letter, alongside Berkshire’s annual report, is scheduled for release at 8 a.m. Eastern on the company’s website, where investors can also comb through Buffett’s past missives. The annual reportRead More →

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 →