Beyond Bulls & Bears

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Education

A Fresh Look at DOL and Retirement Issues Under Trump

Now that the US election is over and a change in Washington is ahead, new policies are likely to come to fruition, and old ones may be revisited. ...

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Education

Don’t Plan on Being Average

Even if you are years away from retirement, it’s never too soon to start thinking about how you’ll get there—and how much you’ll need when you are ...

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Education

Social Security Looks Pretty Good. But Medicare’s Another Story.

On an annual basis, the Trustees of the US Social Security and Medicare trust funds provide their report on the current and projected financial ...

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Education

Strategic Beta: Risk-Management Recipe

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are now an established item on the investment menu, and there are now many flavors to choose from. Proponents claim ...

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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 ...