Is it better to invest in Dividend Paying stocks or stocks that don’t pay a dividend? The answer is ….YES!..BOTH are good and diversification is a good thing! Smart dividend investors are very picky about the stocks they select. They like getting paid to own their stocks, and they like owning companies that keep making profits and growing their sales year after year. Today we'll discuss how make sure your stocks meet written stipulations for dividend yield, dividend payout ratio, dividend growth rate, debt ratios, earnings growth, and credit ratings. You don't want to miss that! Then health insurance and medicare expert Shelley Grandidge joins us for the Q & A. Get ready, MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!!
We all know the difference between a mutual fund, a pension, and a savings account . You don’t spend too much time thinking about what a savings account IS, but rather, what it DOES for you. The same with a pension. A pension has one purpose: to pay you an income you can never outlive. Easy stuff. Mutual funds have typically one main purpose: to help you try to grow your money, but with more risk than a bank account or a pension. So, what is an annuity? Well, it can combine all of these features in one instrument. Today, we'll break down the basics of annuities to help make them simple and easy to understand. A fact filled show you don't want to miss, MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!!
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Everyone knows how Social Security works—the longer you wait to start the income, the higher your future and permanent income will be when you finally turn it on. Your future income rises mathematically by a factor of five-point two-five percent until full retirement age, then eight percent a year until age seventy. You might think that most people wait until they can get the highest income by putting off Social Security Benefits until age 70. But statistics show that over NINETY-EIGHT PERCENT of Americans start their income much sooner! Is that a smart idea, or not so smart?
Statistically, most of the serious accidents-- and even the deaths that occur on mountain climbing expeditions--happen NOT on the way UP, but on the way back down. Ask any mountain climbing expert, they'll tell you: Coming down is much more treacherous than going up. … And the higher the mountain the more dangerous the descent. When it comes to your investments and the four phases of your financial life, it’s very similar. You've been on a long ascent UP the mountain, financially speaking. It is known as your ACCUMULATION phase. But the higher the market goes, and the longer it lasts, the more dangerous it will be on the way down. Today, we'll show you how to retire and STAY retired. You don't want to miss it....MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!
American millennials are approaching middle age in worse financial shape than every living generation ahead of them, lagging behind baby boomers and Generation X despite a decade of economic growth and falling unemployment. New data show that millennials may never catch up with the generations of Americans that came before them. The Fed analyzed income, debt, asset, and consumption data and found that millennial households had an average NET WORTH nearly 40% less than Gen X households had in 2001, and about 20% less than baby boomer households had in 1989. At the same ages, Gen X men working full time earned 18% more than their millennial counterparts do now, and BABY BOOMER men earned 27% more when adjusting for inflation, age, and other variables. How could this affect YOUR retirement? Stocks may not keep their values due to weakening demand and the Social Security system may deplete faster than we thought. Today, we'll review the Wall Street Journal report. That and much more...MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!!