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Is Your IRA/401k About To Go To Jail?

If you’re not already aware of it, you might benefit from knowing about this conversation that has been occurring – actually, for more than a year now: 401k/IRA Screw Job Coming? Many thanks are due to Karl Denninger for keeping this important topic alive. It’s one that’s not always easy to track due to the […]

4 Deaths, 3 Estate Planning Mistakes

What would you want to leave behind for your family? If your choices were A) a contentious mess, or B) a well-coordinated estate plan, you would choose option B, right? All too many of us end up with option A. In fact, a recent national survey discovered that only 44% of Americans have a simple […]

Surprise! Another Stealth Yet Serious 401(k) Hazard

Note to readers: Participants in 401(k) plans face numerous challenges to building a safe, dependable, fully-integrated, and efficient retirement program for themselves. The unfortunate fact is that many – if not most – plan participants use the 401(k) as their primary (or sole) vehicle for savings and investment. In my opinion, they do this at […]

FINANCIAL PLANNING: My Guess Or Yours? Why It’s Absurd And Doomed To Fail From The Very Start

Upon reading that title, I’m sure some of you are thinking that I must have completely lost my mind. Well, of course that’s not true. But, how could something as universally accepted, widely followed, and apparently “innocent and necessary” as financial planning be setting so many of those who unquestioningly apply it on a course […]