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Retirement Investing Market Updates – Week Ending 9/5/14


Market News and Notes:

Aug. job gains slip to 142,000, fewest of 2014

Beige Book: Economy expands at moderate to modest pace

Transportation buoys new U.S. factory orders in July

Retirement Investing Market Updates – Week Ending 8/29/14


Market News and Notes:

Consumer spending fell 0.1% in July

Aircraft demand spurs record gain in U.S. durable goods orders

Second-quarter GDP revised up to 4.2%

Interesting Retirement Investing Articles:

3 Stages of Saving and Spending in Retirement

Save for Retirement

Do you behave the same way you did 20 years ago? Are your spending habits the same? What about your saving behavior and income?

If the absurdity of those questions made you laugh, you’re like a lot of Americans whose financial habits have evolved over time. The same goes for your retirement years. Although you have probably calculated the value of your nest egg in terms of annual retirement income, what you will be spending immediately after leaving the working world will likely be very different as you move further into retirement.

Retirement Investing Market Updates – Week Ending 8/22/14


Market News and Notes:

Robust manufacturing output buoys U.S. economic outlook

U.S. jobless claims fall, bolster labor market outlook

Consumer prices moderate in July, rising 0.1%

Interesting Retirement Investing Articles:

Retirement Investing Market Updates – Week Ending 8/15/14


Market News and Notes:

Consumer sentiment falls to nine-month low in August

July retail sales flatten on weaker auto sales

A 10.1% surge in auto output lifts industrial production in July

Retirement Investing Market Updates – Week Ending 8/8/14


Market News and Notes:

U.S. auto sales fall short of expectations in July

CoreLogic Reports Home Prices Rose by 7.5 Percent Year Over Year in June

Services in U.S. Expand at Fastest Pace Since 2005: Economy

3 Harmful Mistakes You Can Make When Saving for Retirement

Retirement Saving Mistakes

Retirement planning takes discipline and hard work. Even the best-laid plans can fall by the wayside, and even the most dedicated retirement savers make a few mistakes.

The good news is we can minimize mistakes and correct slip-ups, starting with a few common retirement planning scenarios. Let’s take a look:

Retirement Investing Market Updates – Week Ending 8/1/14


Market News and Notes:

Economy gains 209,000 jobs; jobless rate, 6.2%

ISM manufacturing index surges to 57.1% in July

U.S. economy back on track with strong second-quarter rebound

Retirement Investing Market Updates – Week Ending 7/25/14


Market News and Notes:

Higher pump prices fuel inflation pickup in June

June's pace of new-home sales hits three-month low

Existing-home sales hit fastest pace since Oct.

Interesting Retirement Investing Articles:

7 Steps to Reach Your Retirement Goals

Beach Retirement

What’s your retirement dream? Travel the world? Move to Arizona? Become a migratory snowbird? Improve your golf game? Open a part-time consulting business? Spoil your grandchildren?

Whether retirement is decades away or just around the corner, it’s difficult for many retirement investors to determine whether retirement dreams are actually attainable goals. But this is no time to stick your head in the sand because retirement is coming.

Take control and take action. Figure out what dreams could be reachable goals, and create a strategy to make them reality.

Here are seven considerations to help you get organized:

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