Discover Three Reasons Why The U.S. Is In Better Condition Than You Think

Whenever we turn around we hear that the economy has sunk, unemployment is a silent killer, and the Fed will send us screaming into the abyss. While in part I agree with these ideas, I am also very aware of some areas where the economy is doing well. It is very difficult to be an investor in this society and still stay positive.

Hidden Reason 1

Durable goods these are typically big pieces of equipment, big household appliances, company inventory, and things like that are being bought. This is a great sign because as soon as the economy does bad, big price goods are usually the first items to get cut. April vehicle sales numbers were the best we’ve seen since 2005 and the whole U.S. durable goods number jump almost to 3% and February was over two percent. This is a great indication since it shows companies are increasing . . . → Read More: Discover Three Reasons Why The U.S. Is In Better Condition Than You Think

Find out Three Reasons Why The U.S. Is In Better Condition Than You Think

Whenever we turn around we hear that the economy has sunk, unemployment is a silent killer, and the Fed will send us screaming into the abyss. While in part I agree with these ideas, I am also very aware of some areas where the economy is doing well. It is very difficult to be an investor in this society and still stay positive.

Hidden Reason 1

Durable goods these are typically big pieces of equipment, big household appliances, company inventory, and things like that are being bought. This is a great sign because as soon as the economy does bad, big price goods are usually the first items to get cut. April vehicle sales numbers were the best we’ve seen since 2005 and the whole U.S. durable goods number jump almost to 3% and February was over two percent. This is a great indication since it shows companies are increasing . . . → Read More: Find out Three Reasons Why The U.S. Is In Better Condition Than You Think

Should You Buy The Allianz 222?

I’m continually trying to make sure those who depend on me are the most knowledgeable pre retirees and retirees possible. For that reason, I’m presenting a short article form a friend of mine Jason Wenk ,which breaks down a very popular annuity, the Allianz 222. Jason does not offer annuities ,but he did such an excellent job of explaining how it works I had to present it.

The article is titled, “Independent, Objective Review of the Allianz 222 Annuity”. Jason is a self proclaimed “math geek” which is why his analysis of annuities are so persuasive and insightful. Jason is the founder of AnnuityGator.com and a frequent contributor to the site. Jason is a sought after speaker and educator by major financial services companies such as TD Ameritrade and Allianz for his unique knowledge of quantitative finance and social media.

Listed below are some points Jason makes concerning . . . → Read More: Should You Buy The Allianz 222?

More Info About The Allianz 222?

I’m always trying to make sure those who depend on me are the most well-informed pre retirees and retirees possible. For that reason, I’m presenting a short article form a friend of mine Jason Wenk ,which breaks down a very popular annuity, the Allianz 222. Jason doesn’t offer annuities ,but he did such a terrific job of explaining how it works I needed to present it.

The article is titled, “Independent, Objective Review of the Allianz 222 Annuity”. Jason is a self proclaimed “math geek” which explains why his analysis of annuities are so persuasive and educational. Jason is the founder of AnnuityGator.com and a frequent contributor to the site. Jason is a sought after speaker and educator by major financial services companies such as TD Ameritrade and Allianz for his unique knowledge of quantitative finance and social media.

Below are some points Jason makes regarding the Allianz . . . → Read More: More Info About The Allianz 222?

How Stock Prices Are Influenced And How The Stock Market Might Affect Your Retirement Plan

In mid October, Wells Fargo announced better than anticipated earnings and record numbers. So you would expect their stock price to soar. But did it? No, it went down. It reminded me how a couple of years ago Exxon Mobil announced that they earned more money in one quarter than any company had in history. What happened to their stock price on that day? Like Wells Fargo, it went down.

It seems to make no sense, does it. Companies announce record earnings, their stock price falls. Companies announce they’re losing money, so they are laying off thousands in returrn their price goes up.

What in the world is going on?

What we have to remember about stock prices is simply this. Today’s value of a company has absolutely nothing to do with what that enterprise has been doing in the past. It has everything to do with what everyone . . . → Read More: How Stock Prices Are Influenced And How The Stock Market Might Affect Your Retirement Plan

What Is The Number Of Years Would You Work For !?!

How long did it take you to accumulate your nest egg?

A very successful family that we have the privilege of working with said this in a recent meeting when I asked how they wanted their sizable portfolio to be managed, “Matt, I don’t think this actually exists,but I would like to grow our money but not lose it when the market falls like it has in the past.” I said to them that we absolutely can accomplish that. We are able to literally insure their portfolio against losses while keeping a significant potential for growth from a rising market.

Their desire is one that many people share but I believe are afraid to ask for because of a belief that it simply can’t be done. It can. But it made me consider the next few days as the comment rattled around inside my head. Look at this…

How . . . → Read More: What Is The Number Of Years Would You Work For !?!

Stockton, Harrisburg, and Detroit Declared Bankrupty. Who is Next? The Whole Country?

At this point, you’ve probably heard that Detroit has declared bankruptcy. For those of you in Michigan, the only shocking news there is is that it took such a long time for the city to realize they needed to go down that route.

For many years, Detroit has been a mess. Third world countries have provided better services like police and fire support, and half the street lights haven’t been on for some time. However the question we should be asking ourselves is how did they get there?The solution, it turns out, is fairly straightforward. Once again, economics 101 enters into the real world and slaps politicians who would like to ignore reality. What economists recognize that politicians don’t is when you carry on and spend more money than you earn (or take in), then eventually you will find the land of financial ruin.

In Detroit’s case:-They’ve promised big . . . → Read More: Stockton, Harrisburg, and Detroit Declared Bankrupty. Who is Next? The Whole Country?

Stockton, Harrisburg, and Detroit Declared Bankrupty. Who is Next? The Entire Country?

Chances are, you’ve probably heard that Detroit has declared bankruptcy. For the people in Michigan, the only astonishing news there is is that it took such a long time for the city to realize they needed to go down that route.

For several years, Detroit has been a mess. Under developed countries have given better services like police and fire support, and half the street lights haven’t been on for some time. But the question we should be asking ourselves is just how did they get there?The answer, it turns out, is actually straightforward. Once again, economics 101 goes into the real world and slaps politicians who wish to ignore reality. What economists understand that politicians don’t is when you continue to spend more money than you earn (or take in), then eventually you will find the land of financial ruin.

In Detroit’s case:-They’ve promised big pension benefits which . . . → Read More: Stockton, Harrisburg, and Detroit Declared Bankrupty. Who is Next? The Entire Country?

The Dating Game. How Good Do You Know Your IRA?

Not too long ago my wife Becky and I were playing the game The Cube. It is a game that is made up of a few simple questions as well as your imagination. The objective of the game is to get to know yourself and your spouse better. It was the first time we’d ever played the game and we were surprised by some of our own answers in addition to the answers of each other. What we took away was that we understand each other pretty well but there is always something new to learn.

Weird comparison but the same goes true for one of the most widely recognized retirement vehicles the IRA. So we’re going to play a game just like the old dating game, a few simple questions to determine how well we know our IRA.

Latest Financial products:

Financial Markets and Institutions (6th Edition)

. . . → Read More: The Dating Game. How Good Do You Know Your IRA?

Cyprus and the World of Tomorrow

I am sure you have heard a lot about Cyprus recently but I’m also sure you’re wondering why do we care about Cyprus and where are they in the world. They’re an island country just under Turkey and to the left of Israel and their banking system is collapsing. In case you’ve been under a rock the last week or so, the banking system in Cyprus is imploding.

Now they are small and really shouldn’t matter in a normal world. The only reason you should care about this at all is because they’re being used as a political guinea pig. Cyprus has a banking system that’s collapsing, an economy that’s hardly breathing, and they need to borrow money to keep the light’s on. To their benefit they’re a part of the Eurozone and they asked for a Euro bailout. But the individuals of the Eurozone are realizing the expense . . . → Read More: Cyprus and the World of Tomorrow