Beyond Bulls & Bears

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Education

The Retirement Disconnect

Conducted in three countries, Franklin Templeton Investments’ annual Retirement Income Strategies and Expectations (RISE) survey explores ...

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Education

Financing Education Is a Retirement Issue

The rising cost of college has added an additional financial burden for many parents who don’t want to see their children suffer under a mountain ...

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Fixed Income

Global Economic Perspective: April

Perspective from Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group® Fed Surprises with Dovish Stance amid Mixed US Economic Data US economic data produced ...

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Education

In the Know: DOL Expands Fiduciary Definition

In the Know: Professionals at Franklin Templeton Investments offer a quick but insightful update on a pressing investment topic. The US Department ...

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Education

Questions Linger about End of Two Social Security Claiming Strategies

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 did away with two Social Security claiming strategies known as “file and suspend” and “file and ...

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Education

Crowdfunding a College Education

It may sound a bit unconventional, but the crowdfunding craze may offer a solution to financing a college education. With the holiday season ...

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Education

Disappearing Options to Claim Social Security—For Some

In the Know: Professionals at Franklin Templeton Investments offer a quick but insightful update on a pressing investment topic. Congress came ...

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Education

Connecting with the “Internet of Things”

While many consumers are still getting used to having a computer in their pocket or purse, technological innovators have even more tricks up their ...

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Alternatives

Solidifying a Case for Liquid Alternatives

David Saunders, founding managing director of K2 Advisors, presents a brief introduction to liquid alternatives and four common hedge strategies ...

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Education

Happy 80th Birthday, Social Security! Here’s to Many More

Happy 80th birthday Social Security! Gail Buckner CFP, Vice President and our National Financial Planning Spokesperson, looks at its past, present ...

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Education

Is Social Security on Life Support?

Gail Buckner, CFP® Vice President National Financial Planning Spokesperson Franklin Templeton Investments Surprise! Social Security’s finances are ...

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Education

Supreme Court’s Historic Ruling on Marriage Spotlights Social Security Issues

In a historic decision on June 26, the US Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples in the United States have a constitutional right to marry. ...