Retirement Planning

Average American Can’t Afford To Own A House – Here’s Why

Regular home buyers are wondering why they are unable to partake in the American Dream of owning a home now that they actually have to document their income and put some skin in the game. The reason is that the current median selling price of $201,000 puts real estate out of reach for most Americans earning the typical $50,000 a year unless they go into massive levels of debt. They are too broke to own a home!

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Looking At Retirement & Planning To “Wing It”? Here’s A Better Way

In reality most Americans are winging it when it comes to their retirement plans. The plan for most will be the default with Social Security which was never intended to be the primary source of incomes for millions of Americans. The new retirement is no retirement and working well into old age. If that's you here is how to avoid such a future.

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Coming Retirement Crisis Will Shake America To The Core

The pension nightmare that is at the heart of the horrific financial crisis in Detroit is just the tip of the iceberg of the coming retirement crisis that will shake America to the core. As a society, we have made trillions of dollars of financial promises to the Baby Boomers, and there is no way that we are going to be able to keep those promises. The money simply is not there.

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Investors Beware: Armageddon Lies Ahead for Municipal Bond Holders!

The Securities and Exchange Commission is worried that municipal bankruptcies, combined with an expected spike in interest rates, means that the muni bond market could face "Armageddon" with devastating consequences for the individual investors (74% of the total) who hold the paper of which many are retirees. Words: 490

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