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Calculating Inflation with the Motley Fool's Help

January 21, 2015 – Comments (0)

 Often in promoting stock investing for retirement, the question of how much to invest comes up. Usually that is given as a percentage of your income needed to invest to maintain your current standard of living in retirement. The Motley Fool writers often recommend higher than ten percent as in the article "How Much Should You Save Every Year? Our Retirement Experts Weigh In". Retirement Expert Dan Caplinger says " If you have aspirations of early retirement, going beyond the 10% mark is crucial to cut more years off the end of your working career". After mentally adjusting for the reality of late starts, Retirement Expert Leo Sun says "To follow up on Dan's point, I agree that many financial advisors tell clients to save 10%-15% per year. But a Forbes analysis estimated that for 10%-15% in annual savings to translate into a sustainable retirement fund, a person needs to start socking that much away between the ages of 20 and 25. If a person waits until age 30 to start saving, that percentage rises to 20.1%".  [more]



Understanding investing

November 28, 2014 – Comments (2)

Today, everyone at the company I work for was given $1000 end of year bonuses rather than raises, because the income stream is unreliable and it would be irresponsible to give raises that might have to be clawed back.  [more]



What are We Really Selling Here?

March 03, 2014 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: TSLA

When I look at Tesla stock, and the volume of press it gets, I try to reach an understanding. And I get it that investors are buying future earnings, growth potential, and a dream of getting rich or just having a secure retirement.  [more]



Minimum Wage and Your Retirement

February 22, 2014 – Comments (8)

In 1968 a minimum wage worker was worth more than at any other time since the inception of the idea that people should be paid for working. I think it was $1.60/ hour in 1968 dollars, which would be about $9.50 in 2012 dollars. Had minimum wage kept pace with the US workers productivity it would be between $22.00 and $18.50 today depending upon your details in the calculation.  [more]



Researcher Says What He Knows

February 21, 2014 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: NVS , SYT

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