How to Protect Your Retirement Savings From a Crash

“Since the market hit rock bottom about eight years ago, it has been steadily improving, and investors have seen skyrocketing stock prices and annual returns. Unfortunately, those spectacular averages won’t last forever, and the investment pros have some pretty pessimistic predictions for the future,” according to Katie Brockman writing for The Motley Fool. “So what…

Treasury Securities—3 Ways to Lend to Uncle Sam PODCAST

Do you know the difference between Treasury bills, notes, and bonds? Listen to a 6 1/2 minute podcast from FINRA to learn about treasury securities. FINRA has lots of other podcasts to inform you about financial affairs. Check out: http://www.finra.org/investors/podcasts/treasury-securities-3-ways-lend-uncle-sam?utm_source=MM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Investor%5FNews%5F062317%5FFINALLots more podcasts at: http://www.finra.org/investors/podcasts Source: Financial Planning for Women

Financial decisionmaking decline in older adults

 A recent study confirms that seniors become more confident in their ability to make financial decisions at the same time that their financial knowledge and decision making skills are declining… an ominous combination. “Although episodic memory and financial literacy score decline at roughly the same rate after age 60, confidence in financial decision-making ability remains…

5 Steps to take before you retire

1. Make a financial plan that starts with a budget.2. Determine how much you can safely withdraw from savings.3. Identify which retirement sources to use when.4. Set your asset allocation.5. Figure out how to pay for medical costs.Get the details from Margaret Price, writing for Investors Business Daily at: http://www.investors.com/etfs-and-funds/retirement/dont-quit-your-job-before-taking-these-5-retirement-steps/     Source: Financial Planning for…