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Will Consumers Power our Economic Engine in 2012?

Consumers are an integral cog in the American economic engine, but since the financial crisis hit its crescendo, consumers have been under high attack. By most traditional measures, the economy is larger today than any time in our history, but it is hard to argue that consumers are feeling the benefits of that expansion. That…

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Retirement Rules of Thumb Don’t Always Apply

I had a conversation recently with John Waggoner, the personal finance columnist for USA Today where we talked about the assumptions that many people still make about retirement, such as retirees will spend less money in retirement (they don’t), they can safely withdraw 4%-5% each year for living expenses (it depends), and the need to…

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