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In “Will You Need to Work Until 70?”, I noted that you should expect reduced government benefits when you retire.

Part will be due to reduced actual payouts. Part will be due to increased retirement ages.

I believe that if you factor in current social security payouts in your retirement calculations, you will face a shortfall when you do retire.

I want to quickly highlight this point as it is crucial for a successful retirement. 

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Occupy AARP?

On 03/19/2012, in Economics, Personal Finance, by Jordan Wilson

In the United States, and other countries, Occupy Wall Street (and other places) were all the rage last summer. Now that the snow is departing, it will be interesting to see if the Occupy protests return to all the (formerly) public places.

The various Occupy movements primarily target capitalism. Quite ironic when you watch the protesters in their Nike clothing, using multiple Apple products. But expected when you see the financial backing and support of the unions. 

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Future of the Euro

On 01/16/2012, in Economics, by Jordan Wilson

The Euro crisis continues to stumble along.

Lots of options to resolve the current difficulties. Most of them problematic in different ways.

What does the future hold for the Euro? 

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Europe in Crisis

On 01/14/2012, in Economics, by Jordan Wilson

Europe is undergoing a financial crisis.

For companies, individuals, and investors, this is a huge issue.

How will it play out? Who will suffer? Any resolution scenario will not be pain free. 

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Are You Saving Too Much?

On 12/08/2011, in Financial Advisors, Investment Concepts, by Jordan Wilson

I read an article entitled, “Are You Saving Too Much for Retirement?”

I think it is a good article to discuss. No, the article itself is not good. Far from it. Rather this type of article is good to discuss. A big difference. 

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Fiscal Lessons From Europe’s Crisis

On 11/19/2011, in Economics, by Jordan Wilson

A lot may be learned by studying the current fiscal crisis in Europe.

What policies caused today’s fiscal and economic situation in Europe?

What behaviour exacerbated the problem?

What can others learn so as to avoid getting into the same difficulties? 

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