Retirement

Avoid Wall Street’s 5 “Retirement Killers”

Avoid Wall Street’s 5 “Retirement Killers”

Be honest: Are you happy with the size of your retirement account? Are you looking forward to a relaxing retirement … or are you scared that you won’t be able to make ends meet when you stop working? If you’re one of the millions of Americans without enough savings to retire, you should know that…

Protect Your Retirement From Rising Interest Rates With Dividend Stocks

Protect Your Retirement From Rising Interest Rates With Dividend Stocks

One by one, the dominoes keep falling. Practically daily, investors witness the impact of interest rates on one asset class after another: Gold prices have fallen over 16% since last summer, giving back over 60% of 2020’s rally in prices. Expensive tech and growth stocks corrected in February. Mortgage rates have risen the most in…

Celebrate Thanksgiving With the American Dream

Celebrate Thanksgiving With the American Dream

Editor’s Note: We will be taking a break from our regular publishing schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday. You’ll be seeing notes from our team on Thursday and Friday this week. We hope that all of our readers have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving! — Annie Stevenson, Managing Editor, American Investor Today My grandfather didn’t celebrate…

This Is the Greatest Wealth Creator for Any Investor

This Is the Greatest Wealth Creator for Any Investor

Almost overnight, financial dreams turned into financial nightmares. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S., the economy forever changed. Thousands of businesses were forced to shut their doors and millions filed for unemployment. Americans from all walks of life helplessly watched as life as we knew it came to a screeching halt. But if there’s…

Push a Button, Buy a Stock

Push a Button, Buy a Stock

“I had no idea there was just a button you could push!” Last week, I was walking my friend through the ins and outs of setting up his individual retirement account (IRA). He’d never had any kind of trading account before. All he wanted was the basics. So, I showed him how buying a stock…

Make Your Retirement Work for You

Make Your Retirement Work for You

Famed writer Mark Twain once said: “To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” It seems ironic, but it’s spot on. There are always plenty of things to worry about … like mounting medical bills and the future of your nest egg. Add in the stress of the pandemic, and it’s almost…

Here’s How to Take Control of Your Financial Prosperity Without a Manager

Here’s How to Take Control of Your Financial Prosperity Without a Manager

“You are into stocks and stuff, right?” my brother-in-law asked as we sat down at Smith and Wollensky’s, a famous high-end steakhouse in Miami Beach. He was concerned about his investments — they are managed by mutual funds. So I dove into more about what we do and why we do it. Our mission is…

The Biggest Threat to Your Retirement

The Biggest Threat to Your Retirement

Some call it highway robbery … but tyranny is more accurate. And the worst part? Most people don’t even notice it happening. I’m talking about management fees. This is the money that financial advisers take straight out of your account every time they sell stocks or mutual funds for you. You see, many Americans turn…

Plan Now to Avoid Retirement Nightmare

Plan Now to Avoid Retirement Nightmare

Would you go on an overseas vacation without knowing how much you were going to spend? Would you risk running out of money in some foreign city, far from home, with nowhere to turn for help? Of course you wouldn’t. You’d have a budget. You’d work out how much you were going to spend on…

3 Important, Easy Tips for a Happier, Richer Retirement Income

3 Important, Easy Tips for a Happier, Richer Retirement Income

Many older Americans are hopeful that relief for the retirement crisis might finally be on its way. Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) recently reintroduced his Social Security 2100 Act. The bill aims to reform Social Security for lower-income individuals. It also ensures the program will be solvent through at least the year 2100. Larson’s bill already…

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