Retirement Fund – Where Are You When I Need You?

Right now many Baby Boomers might well be lamenting a large loss in the retirement fund. Many like Paul Escobar may have done all the right things and saved for their retirement, only to lose much of their nest egg and their job as well. “As of today, no surprise, he’s lost 45 percent of […]

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Investing All Your Money in Mutual Funds Once is a Mistake, Twice is Stupid, But Three Times….

And I’m just talking about investing since the year 2000! Like all investments, if the public are all doing the same thing, it is not an investment. It is more like a ponzi scheme. But since 2000 many of you have invested your nest egg in mutual funds yourself or through your employer only to […]

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Financial Literacy Will Never Protect Your Retirement Nest Egg

April is the official month for National Financial Literacy. And today I found a web site dedicated to provided advice to help with your financial well-being. But financial literacy will not and never will protect your nest egg. I don’t care how many financial literacy courses you take the financial wizards will find some way […]

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Retirement Watch – Baby Boomers Should Take a Look

In my Google travels looking for things to write about on my blog I came across the Retirement Watch web site. I found it when I typed in Avoid Large Losses in Retirement. The first stop was to review his book on Google Book Search. It’s called “The New Rules of Retirement“. Scrolling through the […]

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Happy Birthday Protect Your Nest Egg Blog – One Year Old

Tomorrow is the 1st April and it is the First Birthday of this Blog. Happy Birthday to my Blog! I have written 256 Posts for my blog since I started it one year ago. I have about 1,200 visitors a month come to my site. Many of those are subscribers. That’s not a lot. Maybe […]

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You Should have a 5 or 10 Year Investment Horizon – Really!

I am still hearing financial gurus telling everyone that they should take a 5 or 10 year time horizon when investing in stocks. This bears no relationship to what happens in the markets. It’s nonsense. Taking any sort of fixed period as a basis for investing that takes no account of how that investment will […]

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Baby Boomers – Don’t be Fooled by Randomness

I’m just reading Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s great book, “Fooled by Randomness”. It’s sub-title is really what is relevant to Baby Boomers and is, “The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets”. I love reading books like this and I’m sure many will tell me to “get a life”. Learning to understand how […]

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Baby Boomers – How to Handle Financial Uncertainty in Retirement

Baby Boomers face financial uncertainty in retirement because the main source of money stops or is considerably reduced. Not only does this affect our pocket it also affects us psychologically. Whether this is a positive or a negative depends on how we handle it. If we chose not to take control then we will be […]

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