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I wanted to honor veterans by highlighting resources, financial and otherwise, that might be beneficial to those who have served. I believe the best place to start is with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs website. As noted in their Mission Statement, the purpose of the Veterans Administration is to fulfill President Lincoln’s promise “To… Read Article →

The following is a guest post by Kevin Driscoll, the VP of Advisory Services at Navy Federal Financial Group. Social Security has long been considered the third rail of politics – an untouchable policy issue. When President Bush grappled with it during his 2004 reelection campaign and launched an initiative to create personal Social Security “nest eggs”… Read Article →

Rightfully so, savvy investors pay close attention to their 401(k) fees. Average, every day 401(k) plans typically charge 1% or more of assets managed. Over the course of a working lifetime, this can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. One of my favorite television documentaries, The Retirement Gamble, presented by PBS on their excellent show, Frontline, notes… Read Article →

Empire of the Fund: The Way We Save Now Hardcover: 218 pages Publisher: Oxford University Press (2016) The About the Author at Amazon notes that William Birdthistle is a Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he specializes in investment funds and corporate law. Previously, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Diarmuid F…. Read Article →

The greying of the federal-government workforce could soon create a hiring crisis as a large swath of older workers retires in the coming years and a new generation declines to fill the breach. Simply put, most young people who are in job-search mode tend to look elsewhere, finding no motivation to vie for federal government… Read Article →

Back in January, President Obama introduced the MyRA – My Retirement Account. As noted by President Obama, the program’s goal is to encourage millions of Americans to build savings that can supplement Social Security benefits. Considering that Americans already have access to a myriad of savings and retirement plans including 401(k) and 403(b)s; traditional and… Read Article →

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