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One easy way to grow your retirement income

<i>My wife and I are retired and have noticed that the annual investment fees we pay really add up. We're thinking of moving our retirement savings to reduce our expenses. Do you think this is a good idea? -- Tom M.</i><p>It's a great idea. In fact, I think all retirees living off their investments (not to …

Retirement

Bah humbug to ridiculous year-end financial advice

It’s that time of year when the media is filled with all manner of terrible investing advice:<p>“10 ETFs to own in 2016!”<p>“Give up lattes to get your budget in order.”<p>“The stocks/sectors/countries you MUST invest in!”<p>“Who was the best mutual fund manager of the year?”<p>And that’s before we even get into …

Investing

Ignore Those 2016 Forecasts and Make These Smart Investing Moves Instead

Investing pundits are usually wrong, but these strategies can keep your portfolio on track.<p>Over the past few weeks investors have been inundated by a …

Investing

Retirees Are Unimpressed With the Economic Recovery

Optimism among retirees is at a low, despite positive economic news.<p>With 69 straight months of job growth, unemployment at a seven-year low, the Dow …

Retirement

Rodney Brooks: What the financial planners say about the year ahead

What’s a new year without resolutions? And if you haven’t guessed yet, the ones I’m writing about have nothing to do with going to the gym or eating better (though those are still good ones for retirees and pre-retirees).<p>This is the perfect time to make sure you have your financial house in order, …

Retirement

Big oil to cut investment again in 2016 | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - With crude prices at 11-year lows, the world’s biggest oil and gas producers are facing their longest period of investment cuts in decades, but are expected to borrow more to preserve the dividends demanded by investors.<p>The logo of Chevron is shown on a monitor above the floor of …

Oil

December jobs report could cap best 2 years since 1998-1999

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The jobs report for December, the highlight of the economic data due in the first full week of January, is expected to …

Federal Reserve

Oil companies will be savers, not spenders, in 2016

At around $37 a barrel, crude prices are well below the $60 firms such as Total, Statoil and BP need to balance their books, a level that has already been sharply reduced over the past 18 months.<p>International oil companies are once again being forced to cut spending, sell assets, shed jobs and …

Oil & Gas Industry