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Category Archives: ECONOMIC TRENDS
“Target-date mutual funds are another Wall Street crime with the Department of Labor driving the getaway car.” -Barry James Dyke, best-selling author and financial consultant. Target-date funds sound like a good idea, at least on the surface. Everyone knows that … Continue reading
“No other fund of any flavor has attracted so much criticism, and no other type of equity mutual fund has sold so well in recent years.” -Morningstar Target-Date Series Research Paper, 2010 Industry Survey Target-date funds have exploded onto the … Continue reading
“History is largely a history of inflation, usually inflations engineered by governments for the gain of governments.” – Friedrich A. Hayek, Nobel Laureate Economist Last week we discussed lifestyle inflation, the inflation that we create ourselves as we grow older … Continue reading
(The Truth About Inflation, Part 1) “I don’t mind going back to daylight saving time. With inflation, the hour will be the only thing I’ve saved all year.” – Victor Borge Have you ever gotten back into a VW Bug, … Continue reading
“More than 25% of Americans are dipping into 401(k) retirement accounts to pay for bills.” ~The Los Angeles Times, March 7, 2013 More people are raiding their 401(k)s than ever before, but not for retirement. According to CNBC’s report of … Continue reading
“In 1950, only 22 percent of American adults were single. Today, more than 50 percent of American adults are single, and 31 million—roughly one out of every seven adults—live alone.” -book description for Eric Klinenberg’s Going Solo Has Single Become … Continue reading
“Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM), or reverse mortgages, which are designed, administered and insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), are one of the best engineered financial tools of our generation.” -Jack Guttentag, Wharton Professor and nationally syndicated mortgage columnist … Continue reading