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Are Blue-Chip Companies Good Investments when Approaching Retirement?

Dear SmallIvy,

I am 59 years old and believe that I need to “catch” up some to have a comfortable retirement. I have been contributing $23,000/year to retirement account at work through AIG Valic(only option. 816 more words


John Delaney, the IRA and pub singing

John Delaney, chief executive of the Football Association of Ireland, was in the news this week after he was filmed singing a song called ‘The Ballad of Joe McDonnell’ in a pub. 307 more words


Book No 43 : A Waking Serpent

One of the topics which seems to fascinate my children is: “if someone killed me, would you kill them?” I think the theoretical query is intended to test the bounds of my devotion to them – these are, of course, limitless (although I do have an inbuilt aversion to cleaning up vomit and am not keen on washing football kit). 473 more words


Affluent annuity owners most confident about retirement

Nearly nine out of 10 annuity owners in a recent study said that they were confident about their lifestyle in retirement.

The study, from the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute, polled 2,000 consumers 50 years old or older with at least $100,000 in investable assets, and found, not surprisingly, that mass-affluent and affluent responders were the most confident. 195 more words


Win/Win With Your RMD

by Cory Schmelzer San Diego Wealth Management

As you may know, owners of traditional IRAs who are in their seventies and older must take annual withdrawals “Required Minimum Distributions” (RMDs) from those IRAs by December 31 of each year.  164 more words


Playing Catch-Up With Retirement Investing

Dear SmallIvy,

Hi, thank you for this blog. I am 53 and have always “lived for today” and seriously regret it. The only debt I have is a mortgage which will be paid off in February of 2014. 716 more words



In Finnegan’s eyes you dare not see beyond what throbs in there
Nor when the Guinness lonely nights rent hugged hard fistful sheets

Thoughts as daggers wrench at his constant pain… 193 more words