Markets fell on Thursday reacting to the news that a commercial airliner had been shot down over the Ukraine. Stocks extended their fall when Israel invaded Gaza later in the day. But by Friday investors, trained to buy the dip, had rushed back into stocks, recouping most of the losses.

  More and more Baby Boomers retire each year. One of the questions that trouble them the most is whether they have enough savings to last their lifetime. The answer largely depends on how much they plan to spend each year.

A spate of global stock market selling put an end to the atmosphere of growing complacency among investors this week. The turmoil came from a variety of sources including Europe, the Middle East and China. The jury is still out over the market’s next move.

The Federal Reserve Bank announced an end to their latest quantitative stimulus program on Wednesday. The markets worldwide sold off on Thursday. Was it just a coincidence?

The stock markets enjoyed its own brand of fireworks this week. Stocks edged higher, with the Dow almost touching another all-time high of 17,000. You just can’t keep a good market down.

Despite all the bickering in Washington over immigration, there is a piece of legislation on the books that allows any foreign national to effectively purchase permanent residence status in the United States.  All it costs is $500,000.

  Sometimes even the stock markets need to pause and catch their breath. This was one of those weeks where the averages, were down, although not by much.

Many retirees, concerned with no longer having a steady paycheck, have asked me for advice on whether to pay off their mortgage early. There is no definitive answer but here are some variables to consider when making a decision.

  It is a fact that the U.S. Federal Reserve bank has been calling the tunes in the financial markets for the last five years. This week Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen expressed optimism that we can expect future economic growth over the next two years.

Only 40% of those who retire find that their quality of life improved. That’s because the majority of Americans, especially men, fail to understand that retirement can have a sudden and stressful impact on their lives and especially their marriage. Don’t let this happen to you. Remember that throughout history, most people worked until they [...]