Baby Boomers have benefitted handsomely from dramatic increases in their home equity over the decades and generous pension plans. But that does not mean they’re riding comfortably into the retirement sunset. Quite to the contrary, Baby Boomers feel the same financial fears as the rest of the population – exceptContinue Reading

Most Americans think of inflation as a demand-vs.-supply problem. If demand outpaces supply, then prices will rise. In an economic environment in which market forces dominate, that is generally how inflation happens. But that is not what happens in the United States, and it’s all due to the meddlesome influenceContinue Reading

In the traditional U.S. banking system, you will never achieve any measure of financial privacy. Before you can complete almost any financial transaction, banks will demand that you provide a detailed financial history, run credit checks that pry into every aspect of your financial history, deny you for credit linesContinue Reading

If you’re like most Americans who are contemplating retirement, you’re probably wondering how much you need to have saved up to retire. You want to be able to live comfortably in retirement, and to not have to constantly be worrying about whether you’re withdrawing your savings too fast. These fearsContinue Reading

When we look to the ultra-wealthy, we see the embodiment of perpetual wealth. They seem to never worry about running out of money, and they don’t even seem to save, as they simply live off the huge returns they get on already accumulated wealth. This level of wealth seems soContinue Reading

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