retirement planning

LGBT Finances: Progress and Planning

LGBT Finances: Progress and Planning

As millions get ready to mark World Pride 2019 and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, it is remarkable for me to think back twenty five years, when I was a recently out lesbian, who was also a financial planner and investment adviser. I discovered through my own experience that planning required many more steps for those of us in the LGBTQ community. Everything from health care, to retirement and estate planning, adoption and workplace benefits were issues that required special attention and techniques that were not necessary for straight clients.

Are We on Track for Retirement?

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We start the show this week with Nick from Wisconsin who had a few questions regarding his current mortgage which also led to a discussion about his retirement savings strategy.

Next up was a great retirement planning discussion with Michelle from Georgia. She and her husband are in great shape, sometimes it just helps to hear that from an unbiased third party, like yours truly!

Who's a better financial planner, a man or a woman?

That was the gist of the story when today’s guest, Blair duQuesnay, penned an op-ed in the New York Times.

I’m guessing she didn’t think it would go viral. Welp, it did.

Consider Firing Your Male Broker took off like gangbusters with reaction coming down on both sides of the aisle.

What follows is from Blair’s blog, The Belle Curve, and it explains why exactly there was so much reaction:

Some criticized the use of the term broker, which applies only to registered representatives of brokerage firms, commissioned sales agents. Those of us who work for independent RIA firms are advisers who adhere to a fiduciary standard. That is a different and equally important topic for an NYT op-ed. Maybe they will let me write it. Bottom line, the investing public uses the words broker/advisor/adviser interchangeably. They do not know the difference, and the article met them where they are.

Other criticism revolved around the use of research on investment performance to justify the argument. In my mind, the research was not central to the thesis there should be more women advisors. Barber and Odean found that among individual investors, women outperformed men because the traded less often and incurred less trading costs. That information is fascinating and led to additional work on the affect of overconfidence on investment performance. It is not the sole basis of my argument, merely additional ammunition.

Less than 20% of financial advisors are women, a statistic that has not changed in the 15 years I have been here. It’s about time for more.

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How to Save for Retirement

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I love getting calls from young listeners who are already thinking in terms of retirement. That's the case with Chris from Texas, who wanted to run his game plan by us. Is there anything that he and his wife should be doing differently as they invest for their future? 

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Do I Need This Insurance Policy?

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Permanent life insurance can be a valuable tool in the financial planning process. But what if you have a policy and you're pretty sure you don't need it? You're young, no kids, etc. Should you surrender it? That's the discussion with Jess from Florida.

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Do I Need Permanent Life Insurance

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We start things off this week with Sally from Buffalo who inherited about $35,000 and is wondering what she should do with the proceeds. Up until now, the money has been sitting in the bank earning virtually nothing. There must be a better alternative!

Next up was Linda from New Jersey. With a good amount of savings, and various accounts out there, Linda is being pitched a permanent life insurance policy. Does she need it?

The email marathon continues in hour two. We’re now into mid-April, so not so bad. Next week marks the return of the second hour guests. Hooray!!!

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How to Invest Surplus Cash

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Due to a variety of IRS rules and regulations, it's not always possible to max out your workplace retirement plan, even if you have the cashflow to do it. That's what happened to Joe from Texas. So what should you do in such a situation? Here's a hint...all is not lost! 

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Investor Greed Prevention Plan

Investor Greed Prevention Plan

Was the fourth quarter of 2018 just a bad dream for investors? It sure looks like it now. With just two trading sessions left in the month, the S&P 500 is on track to close out the first four months of the year with its best results in 32 years (1987), has rallied more than 20 percent from the December lows, and has also bested its previous all-time high!