Allen and Gayle Giese to be among the EPIC Award recipients at May 8 luncheon.
To the surprise of nobody, fraud did not let up in 2018. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received about 1.4 million fraud reports over the year.
The more wealth you amass, the more likely you are to be taken to court as the defendant in a civil action. That lawsuit could be for real wrongs, imagined ones, or downright nuisance cases.
I remember back about a decade ago when health savings accounts were a thing. Then they weren’t a thing. Now they are a thing again.
It is impossible to separate investing and risk. Whether you choose stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, alternatives like gold and oil, or just a money market account, you run the risk of loss.
The 2018 market year is in the books, and it wasn’t pretty. It wasn’t anywhere near as bad as 2008, which was worse than going to prom with your mother. 2018 was more like going to prom with a second cousin.
Market risk isn’t the only risk you face in your financial journey. You could avoid market risk entirely very easily: Stay out of the market. But can you grow your nest egg fast enough to retire when you want to and have enough money to last your lifetime?