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 One of the challenges of retirement planning is projecting how much money you will have in the future. For those of us who are many years away from retirement, this a big uncertainty. We can use various tools and calculators, but they often rely on us making assumptions. The...

 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   The Impact of Out-of-Pocket Medical Spending on Retiree’s Income A major cost for retirees is health care. Though most retirees over age 65 are enrolled in Medicare, out-of-pocket...

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what impact geopolitical and international events are having on their outlook for stocks. Slightly more than two of out five respondents (42%) describe these events as having a negative impact. Many specifically...

 Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market rebounded to its highest level since February in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, pessimism fell after having reached an unusually high level last week. Bullish sentiment,...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why Facebook, Inc. (FB) is his “Buy of the Week” for April 18, 2018, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information...

 Every tax season there are countless articles about individuals being scammed by fake phone calls or emails that are supposedly from the IRS. To its credit, the Internal Revenue Service devotes a fair amount of resources to educate taxpayers on how to avoid falling victim...

  Advertised as a one-stop shopping, automatic-pilot retirement vehicle, life cycle or target date mutual funds have become increasingly popular. These funds are aimed at individuals seeking an all-in-one retirement fund to invest his or her retirement nest egg, with a target...

 Ask most people how much a lottery ticket is worth and the most probable answers will be the price of the ticket, the value of the jackpot or simply: “Is it a winning ticket?” The value of a ticket for a forthcoming drawing is none of these. The reason for this is related...

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how comfortable they are with the current valuations of stocks. Approximately 44% of respondents say valuations are too high. Many of these respondents describe valuations as being high relative to historical...

 Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market is at its highest level in more than year. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows declines in optimism and neutral sentiment. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will...