Jack Shampine Jr.

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42% of Americans are at risk of retiring broke

At this rate, retirement is more of a fantasy than a reality for many people in this country.<p>About 42 percent of Americans have less than $10,000 …

Retirement

21 Surprising Statistics That Reveal How Much Stuff We Actually Own

Most of us know we own too much stuff. We feel the weight and burden of our clutter. We tire of cleaning and managing and organizing. Our toy rooms …

Explain Risk to Clients Now

Don’t wait for a market downturn.

Investing

Buffett has one big investing lesson in this year's annual letter: Never borrow money to buy stocks

Warren Buffett believes investors should avoid using borrowed money to outperform.<p>The Oracle of Omaha explained the perils of using debt and leverage …

Investing

Science Proves What Dale Carnegie Knew All Along About Motivation

Carnegie knew 100 years ago how to motivate people to strive for success.<p>Dale Carnegie knew 100 years ago how to motivate people to strive for success. He was a master of self-improvement and ever the optimist. The guy behind the whole "you get a lemon, make lemonade" logic also said:<p>"People rarely …

There's an Investing Gap That Costs Women Up to $1 Million. Here's How to Fix It

Here's how to close those gaps — and gain real control over your future.<p>Today, gender equality is in the spotlight like never before. The #MeToo …

After Analyzing 127 Studies, Scientists Prove Coffee Is Good for Everyone but 1 Select Group | Inc.com

In what's got to be the dumbest idea yet from the nanny state of California (sorry, guys, but it's true), coffee sold in the state may need to be labeled as a carcinogen.<p>The science is beyond feeble. You'd need to drink 2,000 cups of coffee a day to get to the level that caused cancer in mice. And …

Coffee

4 ways caffeine keeps you from realizing your potential

Today’s tip for improving your performance is one of the most simple and straightforward methods I’ve provided thus far. For many people, this tip …

Emotional Intelligence

5 books that will help you reach your financial goals

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>If you’ve already forgotten about those New Year’s resolutions, here’s an easy way to check …

Personal Finance

Almost Half of Retirees Spend More Than Expected on 2 Common Expenses

Make sure your planning prevents sticker shock in these major spending categories.<p>Let's face it: Planning for retirement is hard. There's no way to …

Retirement

A Blueprint To Building Wealth - The 4 Deadly Sins Of D.I.Y. Investors

Investor psychology prevents a lot of do-it-yourself investors from performing well in their investing endeavors.<p>A dividend growth strategy can be …

Investing

Tonsillectomy and PANDAS

Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, customize your interests, and more<p>Yes! Alert me when new content is …

Medical Journals

Pete the Planner: Too much in retirement savings? Not possible

<b>Dear Pete: I’m 44 years old, and I fear I’ve made a massive mistake. I think I have too much money in retirement plans and not enough money in non-retirement investments. What if I get to be in my late 50s and I want to retire, but I don’t have any non-retirement funds to tide me over until I reach</b> …

Retirement

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

Can one personality trait determine your future?

Research is pointing to <i>conscientiousness</i> as the one-trait-to-rule-them-all in terms of future success, both career-wise and personal.<p>“It would …

The Fern and the Bamboo - Management Anecdotes

Management Anecdotes: The Fern and the Bamboo<p>Whether we work for others or work on our own, we are all subject to the ups and downs of life. It is …

11 things organized and productive people do every day

We often confuse being productive with working as fast as we can, every second of the day. We fear that slowing down to get organized will kill our …

Productivity

'Can I Really Retire at 40?' What to Tell Clients

retirement viewpoints<p>"Can I Really Retire at 40?" What to Tell Clients<p><b>Key Takeaways</b><p>Retirement “rules of thumb” can mislead young, high net worth …

3 Serious Problems With the 4% Retirement Rule

The "4% rule" is extremely handy and can help you figure out how much to save for retirement -- but it could also be dangerous, if you're not aware …

The Truth about Chronic Disorganization: What Causes It and How to Heal the Trauma of Lifelong Overwhelm and Frustration

Although I prefer the term “Lifelong Disorganization“, the established industry terms are “chronic disorganization” and “challenging disorganization” …

As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan

NAIROBI, Kenya — In a remarkable initiative modeled on the campaign against AIDS in Africa, two major pharmaceutical companies, working with the American Cancer Society, will steeply discount the prices of cancer medicines in Africa.<p>Under the new agreement, the companies — Pfizer, based in New …

Cancer

The 5 WORST mistakes that are destroying your metabolism (iso) G

Surprisingly, not all exercises are good for you. In fact, research has discovered that doing isolated exercises (like bicep curls and tricep …

Exercise

Why employers need to step up healthcare cost education for retirees

Healthcare costs have grown to be such a large part of people’s retirement savings that they need to be part of retirement planning, according to …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

Valentino Balboni Talking About A Lamborghini Countach Is Such A Beautiful Thing

The man in question was Lamborghini’s test driver for 40 years. The car in question is a lovely maroon 1986 Lamborghini Countach QV, built for former …

What's really draining employee 401(k) accounts

When it comes to debating the root cause of why Americans, as a whole, are short at least $6.8 trillion in retirement savings, it’s never long before …

5 Great Investment Quotes With Timeless Insight For Tough Markets

There may be no better time to review great investment quotes and the timeless lessons they convey than when the markets are maddening.<p>Over the years, legendary investors like Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, and Sir John Templeton have provided investment insights based on a lifetime …

Investing

Don’t Let Emotions Screw Up Your Decisions

Andrew Nguyen<p>Think about a time you were weighing an important decision at work or considering a big expense such as a buying a house, making a hefty financial investment, or a starting a new business. Such decisions are inherently complex, and — no matter how much experience we have making them — …