Part of retirement planning includes determining how much to save and invest so you can enjoy the type of lifestyle you desire. Setting your savings target by age can be a good way to organize your strategy and gauge how … Continue reading → The post How Much Does the Average 70-Year-Old Have in Savings? appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.
In 2020, billionaire investor Ray Dalio famously claimed that "cash is trash." He later elaborated that cash is not safe because "it will be taxed by inflation." But as time passed, Dalio's view on cash has made a U-turn. "Temporarily, right now, cash I think is good ... and the interest rates are fine. I don't think it will be sustained that way," he said at the Milken Institute Asia Summit in Singapore last week. In the U.S., the Federal Reserve has implemented significant interest rate hikes
Generally, only very low-income taxpayers escape the Social Security tax altogether. Eleven states do tax Social Security benefits. One more state, Colorado, taxes only Social Security benefits received by residents under age 65.
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The U.S. stock market has seen robust growth in 2023, with the S&P 500 Index surging by 16%. But according to "Shark Tank" star Kevin O'Leary, it's not all sunshine and rainbows. "The S&P 500 employs 40% of America," he told Fox Business's Larry Kudlow in a recent interview. "Where the cracks are starting to show is in mainstream America where the car loans have gone from 5½% to 9½% and continue to go up." The U.S. Federal Reserve has implemented aggressive interest rate hikes to combat rampant
Berkshire Hathaway (BRK/A, BRK/B) now owns 110.6 million shares of the maker of personal computers and printers, a stake worth $3 billion. Berkshire accumulated the stake in HP in early 2022 and the sales last week were the first since the company finished buying the stock in April 2022. The recent sales could be a sign that Berkshire CEO Warren Buffett, who oversees the company’s roughly $350 billion equity portfolio, plans to continue reducing the HP stake.
One of the most important decisions in retirement is choosing how much to withdraw from your savings. You need to take out enough to meet your spending needs, but not so much that you end up running out of money. While there's no real consensus on a safe withdrawal rate, a recent report from Edward […] The post How Much Should I Withdraw From My Retirement Account? Edward Jones Says Start With These Percentages appeared first on SmartReads by SmartAsset.
The U.S. Federal Reserve has implemented 11 interest rate hikes in the last 18 months. While the Fed decided to leave its benchmark interest rates unchanged at its latest meeting, CNBC's Jim Cramer does not believe that the central bank is done with hawkish moves. "Labor's still tight, housing's tight, mortgage rates are high ... they've doubled and it hasn't affected housing at all. We have 3.8% unemployment, inflation rate close to 4% — the Fed's targeting 2%," Cramer said during Wednesday's "
Walt Disney hosted a parks-focused analyst meeting at Walt Disney World, where speakers included CEO Bob Iger, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro, and ESPN Chairman Jimmy Pitaro, as well as a number of other executives. On the stock, we have found investors mostly on the sidelines this year as the company works to define its strategic future, but like shares at this level and expect in the next six to 12 months that major questions around Hulu, an ESPN investment, and a linear sale (or not) will be answered, which should give investors more confidence in long-term value creation at the company.
Long-term care for seniors is one of the biggest gaps in America's safety net. For many of us, as we get older we will require longer and better care. In some cases, this can mean a health aide or other … Continue reading → The post How to Protect Your Parents' Assets From Nursing Homes appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.
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I am 57 and have $1.1 million in my 401(k) and $50,000 in a high-yield savings account. I earn $300,000 per year and put $30,000 in my 401(k) each year plus a match on the first 6%. I have a $220,000 mortgage on a home valued at $550,000. I would like to retire at 62 […] The post Ask an Advisor: I Have $1.15 Million Saved and Will Collect $3,500 Per Month in Social Security. Can I Retire at 62? appeared first on SmartReads by SmartAsset.
The Federal Reserve sees consumer spending as too hot only because it's looking through the rearview mirror. The road ahead looks bumpy.