Category Archives: Retirement

Many Are Mulling Over the Idea of Retiring on Bitcoin

Bitcoin has surpassed the value of gold for the first time. In parallel, Bitcoin’s deflationary properties are becoming more relevant as the specter of inflation starts lurking again in the U.S. and the Euro area. As a result, for many, the thought of investing their retirement savings in bitcoins is starting to gain traction. Also…

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Weekend reading: How high property prices are making many of us relatively poorer

Good reads from around the Web. I think we’re nearly all agreed now that UK property prices are too high, and in the South East at historically stretched levels compared to rents or incomes. You do still hear from the odd Barry Blimp who says that it was just as difficult to buy in his…

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Bitcoin Offers Diversification For Retirement Portfolios

Bitcoin is becoming a recognized asset class with a low correlation to other asset classes. This makes it a good option for diversifying investment portfolios with retirement accounts, and some options do exist for investing in bitcoin for retirement. Also read: Former US Mint Director Brings Bitcoin to Retirement Investing  Diversifying Portfolios Most investment advisors recommend having…

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Happiness is a spiky retirement spending plan

Good reads from around the Web. I dread to think how many articles I’ve read about retirement spending over the years. Especially as I’m not even personally super-interested in the subject. I’m certainly not like my co-blogger, who is constantly tweaking his parameters like a SETI researcher who thinks he might just have made first…

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Can I live like a millionaire?

Beer money, champagne taste is a criticism that can be leveled at a few acquaintances of mine – not least a good friend who lives in fine style for the present but reacts like Dracula to sunlight to the word “Pension”. Recent jousting over our contrasting lifestyles (“You can’t take it with you!” comes his…

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Recommended reading: Have you fallen in love with money?

Good reads from around the Web. Are you a prudent saver who regularly runs the numbers on your potential post-retirement income? Or are you a Scrooge McDuck who has fallen in love with money for its own sake? The title of a John Authors’ article in the FT this week – Is Greed Good? No,…

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This former hedge fund manager reveals how you can invest for life in five quick videos

I have spent years looking for the best way to get people interested in investing – and to teach them how to do it once they’re hooked. Some methods work better than others. But with bribery expensive and the threat of physical violence a clear violation of my parole conditions, video has proven to be…

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The real return on cash is going negative

I don’t know if Bank of England governor Mark Carney is a Monevator reader (perhaps he’s the guy signed up as FoolsGold65) but whether or not he read my Brexit articles he seems to have reached a similar conclusion to me. Some said I was a doom-monger when I suggested it was prudent to prepare…

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Am I saving enough for retirement?

I am sure we’ve all (at least around these rarefied parts) at some time asked ourselves: “Am I saving enough for retirement?” For years, it’s been a boringly predictable question that has been used to frighten people into upping the amount that they put into their pensions. Towards the end of every tax year, for…

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