This week on “Money Talks,” Dr. Gene is joined by Bil Lako, CFP®, Troy Harmon, CFA, and Matt Hames, CTFA, to discuss oil inventories and the European Central Bank’s move to increase quantitative easing. They also explore a case study of a couple interested in investment property during their retirement. Our experts also answer listeners’ questions on technology companies Marvell Technology and Kulicke and Soffa Industries, as well as weigh the benefits of considering a VA loan for a home purchase.
Our experts discuss a case study of a professional who is interested in investing in residential property as a business during retirement.
Markets closed the holiday-shortened week in positive territory, as stocks added gains amid news the European Central Bank will implement a larger-than-expected stimulus plan. In economic news, investors received good news from the housing market and Labor Department data showed a decrease in initial jobless claims.
This week on “Money Talks” Director of Research, Troy Harmon, CFA, is joined by Matt Hames, CTFA, and Ben Crowe, CFP®, CFA, C.P.A. to discuss how low fuel prices are affecting both consumers and the market. The experts also spend some time on a case study of a family who was looking at an empty nest in two years when the children went to college, but now find themselves expecting a new bundle of joy. They also address listener questions on COBRA insurance coverage and Five Below.
The week ended on a positive note, as the Consumer Sentiment Survey jumped to 98.2. Our experts also discuss how low fuel prices are affecting both consumers and the market. They also look at the Producer Price Index, the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and discuss why the Fed is watching this economic reading. They also discuss earnings from several of the major bank stocks.
Our “Money Talks” hosts answer listeners’ questions on discount retailer Five Below, and what happens to COBRA insurance benefits if the employer goes out of business.
This week on “Money Talks,” Matt Hames, CTFA, joins Dr. Gene, Bil Lako, CFP®, and Troy Harmon, CFA, to discuss the week’s market movements, establishing a Roth IRA for a young adult and dividend-paying bank stocks. The experts also focus on a case study about a man who has been offered an early retirement offer at age 48. His financial planning gets tricky when our experts realize all of his retirement assets are in his company’s stock inside his 401(k).
Generally, you never want to take a cash distribution from your 401(k), unless you have highly appreciated company stock.