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June 11, 2020

Stocks Are Dropping Sharply To Start The Day on June 11

Stocks are falling on June 11, with markets around the world pushing lower. The S&P 500 futures are currently down about 2.1%, certainly nothing major given the huge run-up we have seen, but something that we need to take note of, and certainly think hard about.

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June 4, 2020

What to Do When Your Employer Cuts 401(K) Matching Funds

401(k) matching is often one of the first things on the chopping block, and the 401(k) matching rules are clear. Unless the matching is part of a union contract, companies have the right to slash or eliminate matching, even mid year. This applies to both traditional 01k plans and the safe harbor 401(k) plans more popular with small businesses.

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May 12, 2020

The 60/40 Portfolio is Dead

It’s a portfolio that has clearly survived the test of time. And it’s easy to assume that it will continue to post numbers like these indefinitely.Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem likely.

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April 30, 2020

Retirement Planning In The Midst of a Pandemic

The CARES Act waives RMD requirements for this year. So, if you don’t need to take an RMD this year because you have liquid savings in a bank account or regular taxable brokerage account you can live on, it’s really better if you don’t.

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April 28, 2020

When Finance Breaks: Negative Oil Prices

On April 20, we saw negative oil prices. The price of West Texas intermediate crude oil dipped below zero and not by a trivial amount. The price of the front- month contract fell below negative $40 per barrel.

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April 21, 2020

Missing the Recovery? How to Get Back In

If you’re near or in retirement, it might be closer to 50%. Figure out what sounds right for you, and set that as your baseline. You don’t have to get there tomorrow. But, in my opinion, this at least gets you a road map.

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April 9, 2020

Value in the REIT Wreck

The Vanguard Real Estate Index ETF (VNQ), a popular way to track the sector as a whole, was down 44% at the lows. That’s bad, but individual stories get so much worse.

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