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Retirement Pro: Think Cash Flow, Not Rate of Return

This is an excerpt from the video titled Think Cash Flow, NOT Rate of Return with Lynn Dolan at ETFguide and Mark Mappa, CFP and Author of Cash Flow is King.

Lynn: Cash flow is important for everyone. But it’s especially important for retirees as income from working turns off and income from retirement savings turns on.

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Tough Financial Questions that Require Honest Answers

With 2016 now officially history, a new year is upon us. And the great part about each new year is the opportunity for a fresh start.

But before completely ignoring or forgetting what happened in 2016, the beginnings of a brand new year offer more than just a clean slate,

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3 Risks that Could Derail Your Retirement Plan

Funding your retirement is a big financial obligation that no one can escape. How big? While other expenses like paying for college education or a home are also large, they aren’t necessarily in the same league. Why? Because buying a home or paying for a family member’s education isn’t something we necessarily have to do.

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4 Moments When “Stay the Course” is the Wrong Investment Advice

The worst January start for U.S. stocks since 2009 should get your attention. If you’ve been hiding underneath a rock or hibernating in a cave-like dwelling, it’s time to come out. “A little sunlight is the best disinfectant,” as Judge Brandeis might say.

Most global stock yardsticks from China (NYSEARCA:ASHS) to Japan (NYSEARCA:EWJ) and even the United Kingdom (NYSEARCA:EWU) have already crashed 20% or more.

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Portfolio Report Card: Analyzing a Frugal $1.15 Million Account

Today, there is a singular focus by certain investors on minimizing investment cost. In their world, cost is the only thing that matters. Unfortunately, this exceedingly narrow view fails to acknowledge that curtailing your portfolio’s cost is only part of the overall puzzle for obtaining satisfactory investment results.

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