Tag Archives: 401k

  • Blog

    The Great Retirement Con

    Frankly put: retirement is now a myth for the majority
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, November 18, 2017, 12:25 AM


    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?


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

    Unemployment, taxes & unfunded retirements are squeezing us
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 3:24 PM


    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?

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  • Podcast

    Ask the Adviser: Investing for Retirement

    Laying out the options
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, September 29, 2012, 3:51 AM


    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:

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  • Podcast
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    Ask the Adviser: Bob Fitzwilson

    Your investing questions answered
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, August 18, 2012, 4:15 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.

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – May 6

    by Davos

    Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 3:26 PM

    • 401(k)s Hit by Withdrawal Freezes (H/T Suzie G and CM)
    • Ben Bernanke to Ron Paul: “I will resist any attempt to dictate monetary policy.” (Video)
    • Reality Brought to You via Truth Tellers…
    • WSJ: About 10 of 19 Banks will need Capital
    • Richardson and Roubini Call for Bank Resolution, Diss Stress Tests
    • Goldman connection at NY Fed “doesn’t pass the smell test” (Video)
    • The Truth
    • From Michael Covel’s Site: Bright Future, Superfund Gold (PDF)

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  • Blog

    It’s Simple: Trust Yourself

    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, April 23, 2009, 2:08 PM


    Note: The following is a Martenson Report from January that I am now making freely available. For full access to all Martenson Reports, become an enrolled member.

    I was recently asked how it was that I knew to sell my house prior to the bursting of the housing bubble, why I sold out all my stock holdings in favor of gold and silver long before that was an obviously sensible move, and why I am convinced now that the recent actions by the Fed and the Treasury Department are likely to fail.

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