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The Great Retirement Con

Frankly put: retirement is now a myth for the majority
Friday, November 17, 2017, 8:25 PM

40 years ago, a grand experiment was embarked upon. One that promised US workers: using new 'defined contribution' retirement savings vehicles such as IRAs and 401k,, they'd be better off when they reached retirement age.

Which raises a simple but very important question: How have things worked out? » Read more

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Answering Reader Q&A - Part 2

You asked. We answer.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 10:52 PM

Summary:

Click the play button below to listen to Chris and Adam address additional questions submitted by Peak Prosperity readers (52m:18s): » Read more

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Is it Wise to Keep Contributing to Your Retirement Account?

Is it Wise to Keep Contributing to Your Retirement Account?

Concern is growing that our 401ks and IRAs could be used by the government to fund future bailouts

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Let's Stop Fooling Ourselves: Americans Can't Afford the Future

Unemployment, taxes & unfunded retirements are squeezing us
Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 11:24 AM

The truth is: The three adult generations in the U.S. are suffering, and their burdens are likely to increase with time. Each is experiencing a squeeze that is making it harder to create value, save capital, and pursue happiness than at any point since WWII. At that point, we were a creditor nation with an economy exploding into dominance on the world stage. Now, however, the U.S. is the largest debtor nation and our economic hegemony is increasingly at seige across a number of fronts.

A continuation of the status quo is a decision to sleepwalk face-first into the constraints hurtling towards us.

Instead, shouldn't we stop fooling ourselves and ask: What should we be doing differently? » Read more

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Ask the Adviser: Investing for Retirement

Laying out the options
Friday, September 28, 2012, 11:51 PM

Last month, we piloted a new type of podcast in which we directed your questions about money to one of the financial advisory firms we endorse. Based on the strongly positive response we received from listeners, we are going to make this a regular recurring feature.

In this week's podcast, Chris speaks with Bill Cole, Mike Preston and John Llodra: partners at the other firm we endorse.

A disproportionate percentage of the questions our readers have submitted are about retirement. So this podcast focuses exclusively on that topic, addressing such issues as: » Read more

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Ask the Adviser: Bob Fitzwilson

Your investing questions answered
Saturday, August 18, 2012, 12:15 AM

This week, we're trying something new in our regular podcast series. Chris talks with Bob Fitzwilson, founder of one of the financial advisory firms that we endorse.

Last week we invited Peak Prosperity readers to submit their top questions about money and investing. You didn't disappoint.

In the podcast below, Chris puts your questions to Bob. We think you'll be pleased with the results. » Read more

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