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Many employees think of their 401(k) plan allocations in isolation. But if you are married and your spouse works, you are both likely contributing to employee-sponsored plans. And if that is indeed the case, your allocation approaches should be “married” as well. After...

Feature: Portfolio Strategies » Solving the Problem of Retirement by Paul Merriman Retirement places potentially unlimited demands on finite savings, but there are three actions investors can take to mitigate the problem. Stock Strategies » Three Value-Investing Benchmarks by...

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   The Art of Creating an Investment Policy Statement The approach to building your nest egg should be process-driven. You should document the process you will follow in a written plan,...

At what age should you change to a more conservative allocation, and what should that allocation look like? The answer depends on who you ask or where you look. Target date funds, for instance, use glide paths. Over time, a glide path changes a portfolio’s allocation from being...

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Common Questions About Medicaid and Medicaid Planning Medicaid is a needs-based medical assistance program administered by federal and state governments. However, state and federal...

We all want to achieve retirement security—and to maintain our sanity during volatile market periods. If we could only predict tomorrow’s markets, we would handily satisfy these needs—we would be able to sell before a market decline and buy at the bottom. Truth be told,...

Special Note: We’re announcing today that Fidelity Investments’ senior investment strategist Bruce Johnstone will be a keynote speaker at this year’s upcoming AAII Investor Conference. Johnstone was previously ranked as the #1 equity-income fund manager during...

Feature Article: When You Haven’t Saved Enough for Retirement Saving more, working longer, delaying the claiming of Social Security benefits and tapping home equity can all help fund retirement. by Charles Rotblut, CFA In This Issue: Stock Strategies » What Is Your Investing...

Each day, thousands of American are retiring. For many, finding sufficient income when in retirement will be a challenge. In fact, according to a brief from the Boston College Center for Retirement Research (CRR), middle-class Americans age 65 to 69 have more or equal wealth in...

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Managing Cash Flow in Retirement Intelligently planning for cash flow in retirement is critical, as poor planning may result in running out of money long before running out of life....