As gold reaches $1000 per ounce and silver pushes its pre-bubble highs, investors have an increasingly vested interest in precious metals. Once ignored for their below-average returns, metals and retirement portfolios are becoming a tried-and-true mix. Why Buy Metals? Of all the “speculative” investments, gold and silver are some of the least volatile. The term … Read moreHow Golden is Your Retirement Plan?
In an age where virtually every one of life’s biggest expenses are covered by “expendable” company benefits, many investors and employees alike are growing more concerned over their financial future – with good reason. 1.2 million jobs were shed in the first two months of 2009, and the trend is not expected to buck. However, … Read moreAre Your Retirement Funds Protected from a Layoff?
Financial advisors have long recommended that investors tone down their portfolio risk as they age to prevent the chance that falling equity prices will stifle retirement plans. However, as many have experienced over the past year and a half, stock prices have fallen off a cliff and now threaten the retirement of millions of people. … Read moreWhy You Should Forget All You Know About Investing