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NEVER FORGET THAT MARKETS ARE RISKY

October 20, 2017

NEVER FORGET THAT MARKETS ARE RISKY

  • Bucket of liquid, short-term assets:
  • – Cash in savings account
  • – Cash equivalents such as short-term Treasury bills
  • Savings bucket will see you through bear markets without depleting principal retirement account

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OWN SOME INFLATION FIGHTERS IN YOUR PORTFOLIO

October 13, 2017

OWN SOME INFLATION FIGHTERS IN YOUR PORTFOLIO

TIPS – Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities

    Kiplinger’s suggest:

  • Vanguard Short-Term
  • Inflation-Protected Securities ETF (VTIP)
  • – One of cheapest fund in category
  • – Focuses on TIPS maturing in less than 5 years

VTIP Chart

VTIP data by YCharts

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DON’T OVERLOOK THE CONTRIBUTION LIFE INSURANCE CAN MAKE FOR RETIREMENT

October 6, 2017

DON’T OVERLOOK THE CONTRIBUTION LIFE INSURANCE CAN MAKE FOR RETIREMENT

Term Life Insurance

  • Immediate cash to cover expenses
  • Tax-free

Permanent Life Insurance

  • Can borrow from in retirement
  • Many have imbedded annuitization which can be turned into a guaranteed income stream for life
  • Some policies offer long-term care riders to use for long-term care

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MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A SAFE HAVEN ASSET IN YOUR PORTFOLIO

September 29, 2017

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A SAFE HAVEN ASSET IN YOUR PORTFOLIO

  • Gold: A logical choice
  • Universally recognized and traded as safe haven
  • Minerd recommends maximum 5% holding
  • Jean-Marie Eveillard recommends maximum 10%
  • Buying gold is a hassle
  • Alternative is gold ETF
    • SPDR Gold Shares (GLD)
    • iShares Gold Trust (IAU)

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September 22, 2017

DON’T GET CAUGHT UP IN THE INVESTMENT CRAZE OF THE MOMENT

    LONG-TERM CRITERIA

  • Risk-Adjusted Returns
  • Does the fund cushion you during market declines?
  • Inflation-Adjusted Returns – Does it protect your purchasing power?
  • Consistency of Investment Style & Discipline
  • Diversification of Holdings
  • Attention to Costs

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