Sunday, April 20, 2014
   
Business & Finance Personal Finance

And the Winner is… Identity Theft

Someone you know – your neighbor, friend, relative, co-worker – is likely to fall prey to identity fraud this year. Maybe even you. The increasing problem of identity theft led the list of top consumer complaints once again in 2013, with U.S. consumers reporting that they lost over $1.6 billion to various types of fraud with ID theft being the top complaint, according to the Federal Trade Commission. As we see more and more major retail operations encounter data breaches, the trend of personal identity theft will only increase.

Business & Finance, Personal Finance | By Molly Valaskey

Understanding Your Investment Brain

Understanding Your Investment Brain

A recent academic study confirmed that willingness to take investment risk is affected not only by an investor’s age, but by the current economic climate. The more conservative risk tolerance associated with age might be considered rational behavior, because older investors may have less time to recover from potential losses and generally need to tap their savings sooner than younger investors.

Business & Finance, Personal Finance |

To Roth or Not to Roth: That’s the Conversion Question

To Roth or Not to Roth: That’s the Conversion Question

Second thoughts are part of life, which may explain why some investors change their minds about the types of accounts they use for retirement savings. This could be the case for traditional and Roth IRAs which feature different tax treatments of contributions and distributions.

Business & Finance, Personal Finance | By Brian P. Sauser, CFP

Popular IRAs, Annuities Have Dark Downsides, Three Experts Warn CPA

IRAs and annuities are growing in popularity as retirement investment options, according to recent surveys, but three financial experts warn they can have serious disadvantages.

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Do You Have a Written Income Plan for Retirement?

“Age 85 is a bad time to go broke,” says expert retirement planner Jeff Gorton. Personal savings, various investments and, yes, Social Security may prove to be short of what you’d expected.

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