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You understand the basic financial concepts of budgeting, saving, and monitoring your money. But this doesn't necessarily mean that you're in control of your spending. The following reasons might help explain why you sometimes break your budget. 1. Failing to think about the future It can be...

In the financial world, there are a lot of rules about what you should be doing. In theory, they sound reasonable. But in practice, it may not be easy, or even possible, to follow them. Let's look at some common financial maxims and why it...

by George Friedman ~ For the past several years, I have been writing about the emerging political crisis in Europe. The inability of European mainstream political parties to face the fact that the European Union is not functioning as intended would, I have argued, delegitimize these...

As life expectancies increase, longevity risk--the risk of outliving retirement savings--is a concern for a growing number of people. In response, recent federal regulations created qualified longevity annuity contracts (QLACs), which are accessible through employer-sponsored plans, such as 401(k)s and IRAs. What is a QLAC? A QLAC...

In its first eight years of existence, an estimated 30 million Facebook users passed away, leaving behind their pages and all of their data. While Facebook now offers to memorialize pages of users who have passed away, there is still a time period in which...

You know how important it is to plan for your retirement, but where do you begin? One of your first steps should be to estimate how much income you'll need to fund your retirement. That's not as easy as it sounds, because retirement planning is...

Investors are not getting what they pay for when they're in the market for financial planning due to the lack of government-enforced professional standards, according to a study released on Monday. Research conducted on behalf of the Financial Planning Coalition shows that consumers could not identify...

We all have some preconceived notions about what retirement will be like. But how do those notions compare with the reality of retirement? Here are four common retirement myths to consider. 1. My retirement won't last that long The good news is that we're living longer lives....

It's easy to take Social Security for granted when retirement is years away, but with 94% of the U.S. workforce covered by Social Security,* it's likely that this program will play a role in your financial future, perhaps even sooner than you think. Here are...