Michael Patteson

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Here Is What Jeff Bezos and Hospice Patients Say You Will Regret Most in Life

What if we knew now what our biggest regrets would be and had the chance to avoid them?<p>We all have regrets--opportunities we've missed and things we wish we'd done differently.<p>What if we knew now what our biggest regrets would be and had the chance to avoid them?<p>In a way, we do.<p>In a recent …

Vanport: Oregon Experience

During the early 1940s, Vanport, Oregon, was the second largest city in the state. But on a Sunday afternoon in May 1948, it disappeared completely — …

Your Complete Guide to DRIP Investing

Dividend reinvestment plans can be excellent tools for long-term investors, but here's what you need to know before enrolling.<p>A DRIP, or dividend …

Oregonians, Here's How The GOP Tax Cut Affects Your Taxes

Tax time. Ugh.<p>This year’s a little different though. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the tax law President Trump and the GOP passed in December …

Personal Finance

11 Proven Ways to Boost Your Retirement Income

It can be challenging surviving in retirement on a fixed or limited income. Fortunately, there are strategies to employ now or later that can beef up …

Office365

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With Mega Millions now at $502 million, Here are 12 things you better not do if you win

The Mega Millions lottery drawing Friday night could make for a really Good Friday indeed for some lucky winner or winners. With the jackpot now up to $502 million, the cash option, or a lump-sum payment, will still pay out $301 million to the grand prize winner(s).<p>Winning a lottery even one-tenth …

Finance

Trump sent 18 tweets on Puerto Rico on Saturday. And made things a whole lot worse

<b>(CNN) —</b> In an 11-hour period beginning at 7:19 a.m. and ending at 6:46 p.m. Saturday, the President of the United States ripped off 18 -- yes, 18! -- tweets dealing with the dire situation in Puerto Rico following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria.<p>What's more remarkable than Donald Trump …

Donald Trump

10 common questions about ETFs

There's no denying the explosive growth in exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Over the past ten years, global ETF assets have increased from $580 billion …

An Indexed 401K Will Crush Your Stock Portfolio

I don't seek to give financial advice to people in my life. However, I am asked investment-related questions routinely by friends, family, and …

Democrats Remain United Against GOP Health Plan Because It’s Politically Stupid

One of the much-predicted things in politics that has not actually happened this year (so far, at least) is the defection of congressional Democrats …

Understanding Republican Cruelty

The basics of Republican health legislation, which haven’t changed much in different iterations of Trumpcare, are easy to describe: Take health insurance away from tens of millions, make it much worse and far more expensive for millions more, and use the money thus saved to cut taxes on the wealthy.<p>…

14 Medicare Stats That Will Blow You Away

The world of Medicare is surprisingly interesting, and knowing more about it can keep more dollars in your pocket over the course of your life while …

5 Facts About Medicare Every Retiree Should Know

If you don't know these five critical facts about Medicare, your retirement, your bank account, and even your health could suffer. Rule No. 1 is …

'We're Amending Obamacare. We're Not Killing It'

The Senate bill coming out Thursday would do many things to health care in the U.S., but it won’t get rid of the Affordable Care Act, and Mitch McConnell won’t claim that it does.<p>The health-care bill Senate Republicans plan to unveil on Thursday likely will make substantial changes to Medicaid and …

Health Care

3 Roth IRA Tips That Could Help Earn You Thousands

Here are three things you may not have considered when it comes to Roth IRA investing.<p>A Roth IRA can be an excellent way to save for retirement. You …

6 Mutual Fund Strategies, Simplified

Buying shares of mutual funds and ETFs can give you access to a wide variety of strategies, even if you're investing a relatively small sum.<p>When you …

The 7 Best Sin Stocks from the Vice Fund (VICEX)

If you bought <b>USA Mutuals Vice Fund</b> (MUTF:<b>VICEX</b>) at the beginning of the year, you would be pretty satisfied with performance. Well, <i>outperformance</i>, I …

Investing

Warren Buffett’s 7 Best Dividend Stocks for Retirement

Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B), is regarded as one of best practitioners of value investing. His investment philosophy is to …

8 No-Brainer Retirement Stocks to Buy

While the mainstream financial media largely enables a short-term mindset for the market’s participants, the reality is, most of us would be better …

Stock Market Basics: What Beginner Investors Should Know

If you’re not well-versed in the basics of the stock market, the words and numbers spewed from CNBC or the markets section of your favorite newspaper …

8 Best Vanguard Funds for Retirement

Vanguard customers, especially retirees who want income-producing funds, can rest easy. Between the firm’s many index funds and its actively managed …

3 ETFs to Help You Build Retirement Wealth

If you want the growth power of stocks in your retirement portfolio, here are three smart ways to get it.<p>The stock market remains the best way to …

10 Best Mutual Funds for Retirement

Choosing the best mutual funds for retirement is a subjective exercise in investment selection — which is to say that each individual investor will …