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The Retirement Blog

Here at RetireRight Pittsburgh, we will try to post articles of relevance as often as possible.  There's a lot of noise out there on the internet.  Our goal is to provide updated information our Individual and Corporate clients will find insightful and helpful.

 

Monday, June 19, 2017

The steady diet of headlines pouring out of the Trump administration has been unsettling for most Americans, regardless of where they sit on the political spectrum. We know equity markets loathe heightened uncertainty. What is...

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

We’ve all heard the stories. If not first hand, at least in various news reports and anecdotes. Some “lucky” person picks the winning numbers, prances before the cameras in what can only be described as a media...

 

Monday, April 17, 2017

The death of repeal and replace, the Trump agenda, and stocks There was no shortage of angst in the investment community that a Donald Trump victory in last year’s election would send shares down sharply, at least in the...

 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Too many people make these common errors. Many affluent professionals and business owners put estate planning on hold. Only the courts and lawyers stand to benefit from their procrastination. While inaction is the biggest estate...

 

Friday, December 16, 2016

The Federal Reserve’s (Fed) policy-making arm, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), raised its target for the federal funds rate by 0.25% (25 basis points) yesterday as expected at the conclusion of its two-day meeting. By...

 

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Monday, November 21, 2016

I always caution against watching stocks on a daily basis, because it’s too easy to get caught up in the daily volatility that inevitably will occur. If we go back to last summer’s late August swoon, it might have been...

 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Some costs could rise, fall or even disappear. Your retirement may seem near at hand or far away, but one thing is certain: your future will differ from your present. Financially, that fact is worth remembering. Some of the costs you...

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Ides of September There is something about October that spooks investors. Maybe it’s the market crash of 1929 or the one-day crash that happened in 1987. More recently, shares were pummeled in October 2008 after...

 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The answer depends on your income. Your Social Security income could be taxed. That may seem unfair, or unfathomable. Regardless of how you feel about it, it is a possibility. Seniors have had to contend with this possibility since...

 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Have you ever met or approached a professional at a social event and been tempted to ask a personal question that relates specifically to your circumstances? I know I have. Whether it’s a physician, attorney, or CPA, when I am in...

 

Friday, August 5, 2016

They may affect our attempts to build wealth. Picture an 18-wheeler, its 4,000-cubic-foot cargo trailer filled to capacity with stacks of $100 bills. The driver shuts and locks the trailer, closing the door on roughly $10 billion. Now...

 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Like many of you, our families had a wonderful time celebrating the Fourth of July holiday weekend. When we was growing up, the Fourth seemed mostly about barbeques, friends, hanging out at the pool, and fireworks. Through our adult...

 

Friday, July 8, 2016

If so, how can they plan to meet those challenges? A new study has raised eyebrows about the retirement prospects of women. It comes from the National Institute on Retirement Security, a non-profit, non-partisan research organization...

 

Monday, June 27, 2016

June 27, 2016 Friday we received the unprecedented news that the United Kingdom (U.K.) has voted to leave the European Union (EU), which had led to significant volatility in the global markets. In situations like these, it becomes more...

 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Costco / American Express Breakup If you have a Costco AMEX card, you should be preparing for the transition to VISA. The longstanding, exclusive partnership between Costco and American Express is coming to an end. If you have a...

 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Why we buy what we buy Last month, we talked about stocks and how the collective wisdom of the market values, or prices, companies. Continuing on with that theme, it’s important to understand why we may recommend a particular...

 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Probably the simplest reasons anyone invests in stocks are to make money (capital gains), generate income (dividends), or some combination of the two. Of course, that really is putting it in the simplest of terms. Many of you have...

 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

“Financially speaking, what would be the worst thing that could happen to you?” If you ask a hundred people in their forties that question, you may get a dozen different answers. Some may say “my business going...