DOL Fiduciary Ruling

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Fiduciary RuleWhen a hard-won historic milestone is achieved, it’s usually front-page news: Apollo 11’s “one giant leap for mankind.” The fall of the Berlin Wall. Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream.” … Last week’s fiduciary ruling by the Department of Labor (DOL).

About that last one. If you heard the news, you probably spotted it in the business section or on a financial newsfeed. Not quite a watershed day in the history ...

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Investing for Retirement Income: Part III: Total-Return Investing

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As we’ve discussed in the first two parts of this three-part series, we do not recommend turning solely to dividend-yielding stocks or high-yield (“junk”) bonds to support your retirement income, even in low-yield environments. So what do we recommend? Today we’ll answer that question by describing total-return investing.

PART III: TOTAL-RETURN INVESTING FOR SOLID CONSTRUCTION

If you think it through, there are three essential variables that ...

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Investing for Retirement Income: Part I: Dividend-Yielding Stocks

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If ever there were an appropriate analogy for how to invest for retirement, it would be the classic fable of The Three Little Pigs. As you may recall, those three little pigs tried three different structures to protect against the Big Bad Wolf. Similarly, there are at least three kinds of “building materials” that investors typically employ as they try to prevent today’s ...

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Are You Receiving Good Financial Advice?

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We need to rethink traditional financial advice – the kind that’s been delivered by those so-called “experts” focused on issuing buy/sell recommendations, executing transactions, selling annuities and collecting their commissions. If this is the type of financial advice that you are receiving you don’t need that and you probably never did. This most often received financial advice from a broker is full ...

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2015 Review: Economy & Markets

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The US economy and broad market showed modest gains during the year, although investor discipline was tested by news of a global economic slowdown, rising market volatility in China and emerging markets, falling oil and commodities prices, and higher US interest rates.

The S&P 500 Index logged a 1.38% total return. The returns across US indices were mixed, but overall the broad US market, as measured by the Russell 3000, gained ...

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Is Yellen Moving on Up

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The U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed) has held the federal funds rate at nearly zero percent, seeking to bolster an ailing economy in the aftermath of the Great Recession since December 2008. Economists agree that the position is unusual, and highly unlikely to go on forever – drastic times called for drastic measures. Then again, they’ve been agreeing on that for seven years. Each year, the Fed has had ...

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How we Choose the Funds for You

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A question we are often asked: How do we choose the funds we use?

In order to understand how we go about choosing the funds we use it is important to start with the awareness that investments are personal. Starting with a plan is the key to develop the right investment strategy to fit your unique situation. The investments must be structured in a manner that is consistent with your goals, ...

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Reflections on Paris

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We wish we could be boring you with our standard warnings about the usual outpouring of global news that never ends, and how important it is to stay the course, at least with respect to your investment activities. However, the last few days have been anything but typical.

It’s been four days since the lights of Paris went dim. Unfortunately, whether days, weeks or ...

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Family Fire Side Discussions

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Whether it’s Thanksgiving, gathering for a family reunion, a birthday celebration, or simply being there for one another during difficult times, family traditions are the backbone that strengthens our most important relationships. Tobin Investment Planning LLC would like to invite you to begin a new and important family tradition: a family discussion about wealth planning.

Family Discussion about ...

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5 Smart Year-End Tax Strategies

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If you manage tax planning through a holistic wealth management approach and look at a multi-year financial projection; it tends to uncover trends and opportunities to reduce your tax exposure. While the general rule in tax planning is to defer income and accelerate deductions, holistic planning will help you uncover additional opportunities for tax savings and enhance your overall financial plan.

TIP: Make sure your ...

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