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by Jeff C. Johnson


When Do You Get Back In?

In the last 10 years, the US stock market has increased, somewhere around tripling in value. Except for a speed bump here or there, we have had few reminders of what can happen in extremely difficult years. Someday, perhaps in the coming months or years, we will get the opportunity to relearn what happens in...

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by Jeff C. Johnson


Three Clients and the Last Three Months

This year, 2018, hasn’t been a blockbuster year in the markets. After reaching a peak early in the year, the broad US stock market has yet to overtake those highs from seven months ago. Leading indices of American large company stocks, though, are near all-time highs. Some so-called experts are saying the market is due...

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by Jeff C. Johnson


Investing Is Like Playing Golf

I’m not much of a golfer, but, ironically, I enjoy watching the sport on Sunday afternoons. Maybe it’s my understanding of how difficult the game is that causes me to enjoy a relaxing afternoon watching the professionals. Golf can actually be easy for some people, some of the time. They hit the ball so crisply,...

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by Jeff C. Johnson


Delaying Social Security Income: What’s It Worth?

If you are eligible for Social Security retirement income (SSI) benefits, you have some choices to make. If you’re hazy on this subject, read on; it could be worth a few hundred thousand dollars in additional lifetime income. For the purposes of this “introduction” to the SSI claiming decision, understand that this is an overview,...

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by Jeff C. Johnson


You Might Have the Best Pension Ever Created

Too many people downplay the importance and value of Social Security retirement income (SSI) or take a casual approach to electing their distributions. Let me be clear that SSI might be the best pension ever created (that’s my opinion, not my employer’s). Here’s why. One can claim SSI at retirement age, early at 62 or...

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