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Retirement Investing

01.02.24 12:00 AM By Saheed Adeleke - Comment(s)

Retirement planning looks much different than it did a century ago. With lifespans and retirements lasting longer, it’s not just about planning for a financial future; we must also create a post-career strategy that takes into account emotional, intellectual and quality of life challenges during lat...

Why is the price of the Dow so much higher than the S&P 500?

27.10.23 09:07 PM By Saheed Adeleke - Comment(s)
Why is the price of the Dow so much higher than the S&P 500?

Before we get started, do me a favor. Pick up your phone or go to your computer. Open your internet browser and search for “S&P 500.” The first result will show the current price of the index. Make a note of the number.

Next, search for “Dow Jones.”

Notice how much higher it is? As in tens ...

Assessing Risk in Retirement Income

10.10.21 02:40 PM By Saheed Adeleke - Comment(s)

When it comes to investing, there’s no such thing as a “safe bet.” Every type of financial vehicle has some level of risk, even checking and savings accounts. Back in the 1920s, people believed that the safest place to keep their money was a bank, and they were right. But as they witnessed during th...

Survival of the Fittest

15.06.21 02:03 PM By Saheed Adeleke - Comment(s)
Survival of the Fittest

The coronavirus pandemic worsened income and wealth disparity in the U.S. (1) However, if you were on a good path for retirement planning and financial stability, chances are you were in the group that came out ahead.

According to the latest Retirement Confidence Survey by the Employee Benefit Resear...

Gen X Prepares to Ascend the Throne

01.06.21 01:54 PM By Saheed Adeleke - Comment(s)
Gen X Prepares to Ascend the Throne

Generation X, comprised of adults between the ages of 40 and 55, have entered their prime earning years while at the same time enjoying a bull market for stocks. This demographic represents about a quarter of households in the U.S. (26.8%) and a similar share of

household net worth (26.9%). However, ...

Tailoring Investment Strategies to Suit You

10.01.21 01:50 PM By Saheed Adeleke - Comment(s)

Stocks may have a reputation for being riskier than bonds, but you should also consider the risk that investing only in bonds may not accumulate enough money to finance all your aspirations in retirement.

It is true that stocks are more volatile than bonds, and there is no guarantee they will yield i...

Open Enrollment: Health Care Insurance Takes Priority

08.12.20 12:58 PM By Saheed Adeleke - Comment(s)

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) – passed in 2010 and known colloquially as “Obamacare” – has experienced quite a ride. Initially, it was embraced by millions of Americans for whom it afforded tax-subsidized health insurance without access to employer-sponsored coverage. At the s...

Advantages of Gender-Lens Investing

01.12.20 12:56 PM By Saheed Adeleke - Comment(s)

Gender-lens investing is the tactic of screening companies through female-centric filters. According to analysis by the Wharton School of Business, these filters include:

  • Advancing women in leadership
  • ​Advancing women in finance
  • Advancing products and services that improve the lives of women
  • Advancing ...

Social Security Updates

24.11.20 12:53 PM By Saheed Adeleke - Comment(s)

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced a new cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) starting in 2021. Beneficiaries can expect a 1.3% increase in their income payouts next year, which is actually smaller than the COLA increase was for this year.1 For single households, that’s an avera...

Let’s Talk About … the 401(k)

17.11.20 12:51 PM By Saheed Adeleke - Comment(s)

The 401(k) originally began as a company profit-sharing plan. Companies had been funding defined benefit pensions for years, but as their annual profits and stock prices experienced volatility, they looked for ways to share that burden with employees. Through profit sharing, workers made money when ...