Choosing when to retire takes a lot of planning. The timing of your retirement can impact how much you’re able to save, the amount of social security you’ll get each month, and how much debt you can wipe out before you stop getting a paycheck.

Taking Social Security Too Early

You can legally claim social security before the age of 65. However, every year that you take it before the age of 70 will impact how much you are able to ultimately qualify for. …


The rise of the coronavirus has had a vast and lasting impact on many sectors of the American economy. All over the country, businesses have struggled with the effects of the virus. Many existing business ventures have been forced to shut down due to lack of consumer demand. Many new ideas for businesses have been nipped in the bud as it has been made clear they cannot get off the ground. Employees and employers have suffered as a result of the pandemic. …


After a lifetime of work, most people look forward to retirement, picturing it as a time to relax more and to dedicate more time to hobbies that were getting ignored in the past — whether we’re talking about gardening, traveling, exercising, etc. To transition to retirement is important however, and leaving things to chance will increase the risk of running out of money during the golden years — and the last thing desired is to not have enough money to pursue a passion you have after you worked your whole life. …


By now, we all know that equal pay has become a huge issue in our society. It’s even affected the sports world, where female soccer players are fighting for their rightful piece of the pie. But, somehow, this attention to equal pay becomes lost when it comes to the upper echelons of private equity. As it turns out, the situation is even direr than what it may seem when one considers the fact that women in the business world make 80.7 cents for every dollar a man makes working the same position.

Astounding Statistics Slated Against Women

One area that doesn’t receive enough attention in…


Mark Grieco for Online Trading Academy

Trading technology gets better, faster, and more refined with each platform upgrade and every tweak to an analysis tool. With such a dizzying amount of information coming at them from all sides, it’s easy for traders and investors to be distracted or become overwhelmed by fancy features and seductive shortcuts. While some of them may be useful, others can be quite costly to even the most experienced trader, both in time and money.

Here are five myths concerning trading and investing technology that you should probably leave in the land of market make-believe.

1. Myth: The latest and greatest bells…


A recent survey reveals that many corporate executives at well-known American companies do not see a recession taking place in 2019. However, this does not mean that you should not take strong measures to protect your finances. If you fail to take heed to this sound advice, your finances may take a big hit during the next economic downturn.

Some economic insiders believe that the American economy is improving, but they do not hesitate to state that it could fall this year. This should cause alarm for everyone throughout the nation. This is the primary reason why experienced financial consultants…


As you may have already noticed, our world’s technological advancement has presented us with certain advantages. For one, there seems to be an app for everything. On top of the social media platforms, there are other apps that promote “fixing” the bad habits of people.

Browsing through the app store can be overwhelming. Nonetheless, people continue to search for the perfect app that will make them feel productive. With only 24 hours every day, some of us do not have enough time to go through all of our tasks. …


The popularity of impact investing has been growing in the last couple of years. More investors are becoming socially aware and as a result, several EFTs that are in strict adherence to environmental and social governance keep cropping up.

In the last three years alone, more than 50 ESGs have been started with fundraisers targeting segments ranging from international equity to small caps. ETFs have begun competing with open-end funds and it is only a matter of time before they are fully accepted as an investment alternative. EFTs sustainable funds attracted over $2 billion in net flow for the 2018…


If there is one thing on the minds of people each day, it is their financial situation, and specifically how to make it better. With many people living paycheck to paycheck, having little if any savings, and often being chained to large amounts of debt, it stands to reason folks are seeking solutions to their financial issues. While it may sometimes seem as if there are few solutions, the good news is that there are a number of excellent books on the market dealing with this subject.

Whether you are wanting to learn how to get out of debt, pay…


HCR Wealth Advisors pandemic investing
HCR Wealth Advisors pandemic investing

Polarization marks almost every aspect of our lives in the U.S., from politics to culture to economic theory.

So, it’s no wonder investors have looked inward at personal belief systems and considered more investments that support their values. HCR Wealth Advisors has seen this trend grow as its clients ask more often about socially responsible investing, or SRI.

There has been a shift in how investment dollars are being used. For years, people focused on penalizing bad actors when companies caused oil spills or falsified auto emissions tests. It was easy to identify those companies when they were Dow component…

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