Posts Tagged ‘expenses’

Why Sequence of Returns Risk Matters Now

The stock market initially posted a major drop at the beginning of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak. Since then, it has gained back some ground, but there continues to be daily volatility with no end in sight. That initial shock affected a lot of people. In fact, the Spectrem Group reported that the number of U.S.…

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Pandemic Graduates: Help Them Manage Finances

It is never easy trying to secure your first “real job” right out of college. There’s the age-old Catch-22: How do you get a job with no experience; how do you get experience when no one will give you a job? In the past, young adults could bide their time by taking temp or seasonal…

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Investing for Income

Investing for income is generally the modus operandi of a retirement portfolio. That’s because the so-called “accumulation phase” ends and the “distribution phase” begins. In other words, retirees stop focusing on getting rich and become more concerned with paying their bills and living a comfortable lifestyle. Income investing is different from growth investing but should…

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Avoid Surprises Related to Mutual Fund Distributions

Like individual stocks, investors are required to pay on gains realized from mutual fund holdings. However, the process of identifying mutual fund gains and calculating how much is owed on those gains is much less straightforward than the process for individual stocks. Understanding the types of mutual fund distributions, how they are taxed, and the…

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