Category Archives for Retirement

John Oliver on Retirement Plans

June 13, 2016
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Last night on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver spent most of the show illuminating the ways you are getting harmed by retirement obstacles, including dishonest financial advisers, the fallacy of actively managed funds and some of the fees we mentioned in our post last month. Do yourself a favor and watch this entertaining, irreverent and informative video which breaks down what you’re up against: (Warning: contains coarse language and British accents)

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The Fees! Not the Fees!

May 16, 2016
black and white investing graphic fees

For The American Dream Journal’s first post, we’d like to discuss an important issue affecting nearly every investor: the fees that are so damaging to the long-term health of an investment portfolio.  Whether it’s a lack of interest, lack of time, or lack of knowledge, even the most sophisticated of investors can be taken advantage of without paying proper attention to the fees charged by mutual funds and financial advisers. As we will stress over and over again, each individual is responsible for ensuring that their investments are in the right hands.  That means being proactive, doing…

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