While you may get wrapped up in news headlines and short-term swings in the markets, the reality is long-term investment performance is highly dependent on the business cycle. The business cycle (alternatively called the economic cycle) is defined as a period of economic expansion followed by a recession. The business cycle is defined by four
During National Medicare Week (September 21-27), take time to learn about this important program for covering your future health care costs. Medicare is essential for many older Americans, helping them cover the costs of many necessary health care services. You have to be 65 to enroll in Medicare, but that doesn’t mean you should wait
They face a heightened retirement savings challenge. How critical is it for women to build retirement savings? At least as critical as it is for men, perhaps more so because of two factors. Women have a longer life expectancy than men. That fact alone underlines the need for comparatively greater retirement savings. One Aon Hewitt
While credit cards can be convenient and often come with useful features, it’s important to minimize debt when retirement is near. These days, having a credit card is practically a necessity, even when you are retired. It’s hard to do things like buy airline tickets, rent a car, or place an order online without one.
Millennials inhabit a world in which there is rising inflation, debt, and healthcare costs. Now is the time for millennials to consider making investments that may put them in a position to succeed over the long term. Millennials make up more than a third of America’s population and are a driving force of the economy.
Many millennials find planning their financial futures a daunting task. It need not be so. We offer some suggestions to get you on your way. When it comes to saving and investing, time is an invaluable asset. When you’re young, you have time to benefit from the compounding of earnings. You also have time to
Are you aware of the different options available to you when saving for your children’s (or grandchildren’s) college costs? Here is a glimpse at each option. The hallmarks of an ideal college savings plan would include limitless contributions, important tax benefits, minimal impact on financial aid, and flexibility in choosing a college. No one savings