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Fewer than 18 months ago, Meredith Whitney put municipalities on notice for their poor fiscal health. In a scathing 60 Minutes interview, Ms. Whitney declared there would be “hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of defaults” in municipal markets. While her prediction has thus far proven inaccurate, state and local governments continue to struggle under…

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Barry Glassman spoke with Sharon Epperson on CNBC’s Power Lunch about strategies to overcome the Yield Drought, a phrase he coined for today’s low-yield environment.  In the interview, Barry points out 4 things retirees and investors can do now to potentially improve their investment income.  Click here to see the interview. Our research paper,  “The Yield…

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With Ben Bernanke’s announcement yesterday that the Fed intends to keep rates near zero for the next two years, retirees and those who depend on income from their savings remain in a yield drought wasteland with no apparent end in sight. The Glassman Wealth Services white paper, The Yield Drought – Retirees’ Greatest Challenge reveals…

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Barry Glassman, CFP talks to Mark Miller of Reuters about how rising interest rates could yield a big change in retirement security. Will higher interest rates save retirement for seniors? The recent bond market rout may be bad news for bond investors and anyone planning to refinance a mortgage anytime soon. And it’s certainly not…

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The Yield Drought – Retirees’ Greatest Challenge The US government continues to bail out banks, homeowners and the economy at the expense of retirees and conservative investors. As a result, we are suffering from a serious yield drought. Glassman Wealth Services’ Yield Drought report explains the reasons for our current low-yield environment and the strategies…

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