Many retirement plans fall short of their goals because they were built on myths and misunderstandings. Most of my work at Retirement Watch falls into two categories. The first category is determining changes that should affect retirement plans. The second category is correcting the myths that have built...
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Conventional investment advice has been turned on its head by changes in the fundamentals of the economy and markets. Now, fundamental changes in the government, demographics, and the economy are forcing changes in tax policy and tax planning advice. The age-old advice is to defer taxes whenever possible...
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The wildcard in every retirement plan is the cost of medical care. It probably is the cause of many retirement plan failures. There are several reasons medical expenses disrupt so many plans: § Many people are used to employer-paid medical care. Before they retire, they do not realize the full cost...