Second Thoughts: Making Better Decisions
When messages from a client's rational and emotional minds are contradictory, we need to arrive at a resolution that integrates them.
Why Monetary Easing Won’t Help Japan
Japan’s new leader, Shinzo Abe, will take the helm of a country in recession, with business confidence near three-month lows and the highest debt-to-GDP ratio in the OECD.
New Hire Roundup: LPL Financial Welcomes Lochan
This week in new hires, Brendt Stallings and Husam Nazer joined DoubleLine, the MSRB board announced that it is looking for a few good applicants, and Citi named two new co-presidents.
Running Out of Money
It is a major fear for many Americans. In fact, there is excellent research to support the idea that Americans fear running out of money in retirement more than they fear death.
Beyond the Ivory Tower
For three decades, Jim Poterba has studied how taxation affects household and business decision-making. The big takeaway for financial advisors: one size does not fit all.
The End of Growth?
While Americans may regard a rising standard of living as their birthright, a provocative new academic paper suggests economic growth may be a thing of the past.
Five Good Questions for Michael Kitces of Pinnacle
The portfolio expert shares his views on wealth management, the 4% rule and a variety of other financial-planning hot topics.
Why So Many Americans Die Poor, and Other Big Retirement Questions: MIT’s Poterba
Can the elderly withstand the financial impact of health shocks? Is the annuity puzzle really so puzzling? These are just some of the key questions that award-winning economist James Poterba has investigated.
Can the elderly withstand the financial impact of health shocks? Is the annuity puzzle really so puzzling? Will the...
Half of Americans Die With Almost No Assets
A disturbing study from three Ivy League researchers finds that almost half of Americans die owning less than $10,000.
Pop That Oil Bubble
The oil market has been in a bubble stage for a decade.