Why does the stock market keep going up? We will give you two reasons why prices continue to increase. We will share three reasons it could reverse course. And we discuss what you can do to prepare yourself.
How can you invest in electric vehicles? Today we discuss:
- the two ways you can do this
- the difference between the two
- and a valuable lesson we can learn from one of the best-performing stocks over the last quarter-century, Amazon.
Can spouses start Social Security benefits at different times? This was a question we received from a listener. In today's episode, we answer it.
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Today we discuss required minimum distributions and cover:
- when you have to start taking them
- why it's important to take them
- the basics of how they're computed
- when during the year is the best time to take your distribution
- and, what you can do with the money if you don't need the income
Required minimum distributions may not be an interesting topic, but our clients ask a lot of questions about them. If you're heading towards your retirement, it's something that should be on your radar.
Today we answer a question from a listener. He asks:
I am looking to retire soon and trying to determine the best way to generate retirement income with interest rates so low. Traditionally, you could have done this with treasuries or CDs. Why wouldn’t buying dividend stocks paying 4% to 5% makes sense? In addition to the dividends, you have the opportunity for appreciation.
We talk about the challenges of this strategy.
The trading activity in GameStop caused some anxiety in the stock market last week. It serves as a stark reminder there is a difference between investing and speculating.
For more on this topic visit: https://flemingwatson.com/investing-vs-speculating/
A good friend sent me an article written by the writers at MotleyFool.com. It was titled 4 Reasons the Market Could Crash in the Next 3 Months.
A stock market crash is always coming.
Today we look at how the most common types of retirement income is taxed. We look at:
- The common types of accounts retirees use,
- The types of income taxed at the highest rates
- Types of income which receive favorable tax treatment.
Many people want to retire as early as possible, something we completely understand. But it may not be the right decision. Today we discuss 4 reasons to NOT take Social Security at age 62.
The reasons include:
- Big discounts for early retirement.
- The negative impact on spousal and survivor benefits.
- Smaller lifetime benefits.
- Penalties to continue working.
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