Personal Finance

When playing it safe with your money can actually be risky

When playing it safe with your money can actually be risky – Nov. 9, 2017 I’m in my early 60s and have about $400,000 in savings. I tend to stick to bank money-market accounts and CDs, as I was scammed in the past. What’s the safest way for me to invest this money?–Maria Your urge to play it safe is perfectly understandable. You already know from bitter experience that there are people out there who prey on inexperienced (or even experienced) investors by conning them outright or putting them into investments that may be inappropriate for their situation, and expensive to boot. ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChi...

What to do with your 401(k) when you retire

What to do with your 401(k) when you retire – Nov. 7, 2017 by Wendy Connick for The Motley Fool   @CNNMoney November 7, 2017: 10:02 AM ET By the time you’re ready to leave the working world for good, you may have quite a balance saved up in your 401(k). So, what exactly should you do with all that money to help guarantee a well-funded retirement? Here are a couple of possibilities you might pursue (plus one you definitely shouldn’t). ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChildElement = null; } // Check if story is in the blacklist of articles to remove smartassets // [2017.07.27] Results of a one-off...

How to prevent inflation from squeezing your retirement lifestyle

I don’t think most people appreciate how much inflation can affect their retirement plans. Can you explain how inflation can erode purchasing power during retirement and tell us what do to deal with this threat?–Peter Inflation hasn’t been front-of-mind lately probably because it’s been quiescent in recent years, cruising along with some variations at a relatively tame pace of less than 2% a year over the past decade. ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChildElement = null; } // Check if story is in the blacklist of articles to remove smartassets // [2017.07.27] Results of a one-off request f...

What’s the best way to invest $100,000 in today’s market?

I have $100,000 sitting in cash that I’d like to invest. What’s the best way to do that in today’s market?–R.B. Given today’s gaseous stock valuations and concerns that this eight-and-a-half-year bull market might be getting a little long in the tooth, it’s understandable why many investors are skittish about investing money in stocks. ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChildElement = null; } // Check if story is in the blacklist of articles to remove smartassets // [2017.07.27] Results of a one-off request from r.barbieri if(BLACKLIST[location.pathname] === true) { r...

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