Glenn Ruffenach, a retirement columnist for MarketWatch and the Wall Street Journal, said that 2018 was the first year-- ever--that readers overwhelmingly disagreed with him about delaying retirement benefits. In fact, many Americans are grabbing benefits at 62 because they want to make the most of their Social Security dollars while they’re still relatively young and fit. Or, as one reader put it: “You never know when your health will turn south, so ‘Spend it while you’re able’. Another consideration--you never know if Social Security will always pay full benefits. Today, we'll find out if it is smarter to take benefits early or delay, and several alternative strategies that have caught on in a big way! MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!
Reinvesting dividends is one of the most powerful tools available for boosting investment returns over time. It’s not opinion, it is traceable, trackable, mathematical fact. Without reinvesting dividends, $1,000 dollars invested on January first of 1993 in the MSCI World Index, would have grown to $3,231 dollars by March of 2018-- a 324% increase representing a 5.9% compounded return. But by REINVESTING all dividends, the same one thousand dollars would have grown to $6,416, nearly twice the amount! With dividends reinvested, buying the identical stocks, the annualized return would have been 8.3% compounded and total return of over 640%! Today on Mastering Money, we'll explore exactly why and how a quality dividend reinvestment portfolio can grow retirement WEALTH, often with less risk! We'll also see how pairing dividend stocks alongside annuities can grow your net worth! Don't miss TODAY'S show--- MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!
It is a fact: The Social Security trust funds are on a path to run out of money by 2034, leaving only new tax money to pay benefits for the rapidly growing number of retirees. The American population is simply aging too fast! Official projections show the Social Security trust funds will run out of money entirely by 2034, at which point Social Security will only be able to pay out as much as it collects in payroll taxes. Will Congress solve the problem? Not likely--Today we'll explore why you need to get worried about means testing. It's real! Then Health Insurance and medicare expert Shelley Grandidge joins us. A power packed show today!! MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could buy the stock of the consensus best companies in the U.S., put them in a drawer, forget about them, and wake up one day tripling your original investment? Warren Buffett once said “My favorite holding period is forever.” In other words, Buffett has always looked for stocks classified as "KEEPERS"--stocks you hold onto. Markets will rise and fall, but “keepers” keep making money in hard times, and are often the first to come back after a downturn as institutional buyers rush in to buy quality at lower prices. Today, Steve and I will review several ofKiplingers Keepers. You'll find it fascinating! Keep it right here-- MASTERING MONEY is on the air!
The Wall Street Journal reports that real estate is becoming a problem sector as interest rates rise. Publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trusts—known as REITS—are impacted negatively by rising rates, causing a Catch 22 for real estate trusts. The better the economy does, the higher interest rates could go which in turn could hurt real estate, and eventually, the market as a whole!! We'll review the facts. Then Steve lays out 3 key guidelines for building retirement wealth with Outcome Based financial planning. You sure don't want to miss today's show--- MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!
...It’s a MOTLEY FOOL MONDAY!! The Motley Fool is one of America’s most popular radio programs dedicated to making money in the Stock Market. It's been heard by millions of listeners over the years, now you can hear a special broadcast of the Motley Fool every Monday on Mastering Money right after an update of late breaking financial news...it's a power packed show today that you don't want to miss...MASTERING MONEY is on the air!
Is it possible to average an 8.43% return on your investments in retirement, withdrawing only 5% per year, and still run out of money in 20 to 22 years? It’s not only possible, it happens more often than you think!! In fact, a study by prominent CPA firm Ernst and Young reveals that due to low interest rates and high markets, today's affluent retirees are more at risk than ever of running out of money--even starting with a million dollars or two million dollars on retirement day! The key culprit other than low bond rates is known as Sequence Risk. Today, we’ll show you how it can easily happen in your own portfolio, and Steve will show you precisely how to avoid it, while building RETIREMENT WEALTH, the SMART way. ...MASTERING MONEY is on the air!
The current stock market remains volatile going into the mid-terms, hanging on trade deals and trade wars! Many people are still hanging on to growth stocks, but an increasing number of analysts are saying that VALUE stocks--especially value stocks that pay dividends--represent an increasing opportunity. After a complete market analysis, Steve will review both the Black Diamond Dividend VALUE, and the Blue Diamond Income and Growth portfolios---- with instructions on how to properly bucket your money to build RETIREMENT WEALTH, the SMART way. Mastering Money is on the air!!
The Wall Street Journal reports that real estate is becoming a problem sector as interest rates rise. Publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trusts—known as REITS—are impacted negatively by rising rates. The big concern is that the higher rates go, the less money will stay in stocks as a whole, not just real estate stocks. Find out how many investors are at risk right now and don’t even know it!! Then Steve reviews the key building blocks of a durable financial plan--one that can grow your net worth steadily and pay you income as long as you live--like a pension. You don't want to miss today's show--- MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!
Even though this stock market is about to become THE longest running bull market in history, smart investors know that there are still strong investments to be made. The stock market may have a pull back one of these days, but if you choose profitable companies which have the market cornered on what they do, there is still strong opportunity for part of your portfolio. Today we’ll look at two stocks featured by the Wall Street Journal and the Motley Fool with a great ten year outlook—Abbott Labs and it’s offspring company, ABBVIE. Then Steve will review details on Next Generation annuities--including one with a thirty percent bonus.--- MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!