Free Retirement and Asset Allocation Planner – Tip$ter – Worth a Look

I was asked to take a look at the Tip$ter Retirement and Asset Allocation Planner by the creator Eric Cernyar and at first glance it is impressive. I am assessing this as a Baby Boomer with a view to what it will do to help me as a Baby Boomer get some confidence in my […]

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Freedom of Speech and Regular Elections will Always Resurrect the US Economy

The US has freedom of speech enshrined in the US constitution. As we have seen anyone can say anything about any public figure and get away with it. Witness the beauty pageant, Sarah Palin and others who have been vilified by blogger’s and news services alike. But that’s the worst of it. The best of […]

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American Ideal – Everybody should be able to retire and make ends meet

I just read the statement “Everybody should be able to retire and make ends meet,” in the article, “Does America need a new retirement system?” This is Euro-speak. It’s all about socialising your retirement savings to help out those that could not be bothered to save for their retirement. And it may well become a […]

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A Considered response to the Living Benefit Variable Annuities Posts

Greg Heiple of Teeter Totter Principle (BalanceZone) fame emailed me this considered response to living benefit variable annuities. Right now with the world economy in turmoil the one rule must be to double check all retirement options and seek the best advice your can find. Greg provides food for thought and should help you think […]

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Banking on Your Retirement Nest Egg could avoid a Severe Recession

The Wealth Management Industry is banking on your Nest Egg, but you are not. They get to pay themselves from your nest egg but you cannot touch your own money. You need to be able to access your nest egg throughout your life. Let me explain. This is just an idea. It’s a variation on […]

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John P Huggard’s Response to My Questions on Living Benefit Variable Annuities

I have written three posts on Living Benefit Variable Annuities over the last month. I believe they should be given serious consideration as part of any Baby Boomer’s retirement pension plan.  (For those Aussie Readers this post is more relevant in the US.) After my post, “Guaranteed Income for Life for Baby Boomers” a friend […]

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

As Charles Dickens opening sentence in the classic “Tale of Two Cities” says when we look back on this market we will say, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. We’ll say it was the worst of times because many of you have lost a large portion of your nest […]

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Guarantee Your Money – Become Your Own Bank

It might be worth visiting the web site Guarantee Your Money and its sister site Guarantee My Money because that is what they claim to do. These are not webs sites which are sales pages doing a hard sell. So take a look. Glen Duggins is the CEO of the Prentiss Group. His company has […]

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