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The S&P 500 is closing in on its first 10% market correction since turning higher from the bear lows 15 months ago (March 2009). Since 1928, there have been 92 instances of a 10% market correction or an average of 1 every 11 months. Two-thirds of the time, market pullbacks have presented good buying opportunities with market indices, on average, recovering from the decline two months later. With the benefit of hindsight, these corrections are referred to as sentiment-related and ascribed to investor expectations getting too far ahead of improving fundamentals. Bear markets have occurred, on average, every 4 years. Bear markets ...
to the monetary decisions of an individual or family unit. It addresses the ways in which individuals or families obtain, budget , save, and spend monetary resources over time, taking into account various financial risks and future life events. Components of personal finance might include checking and savings accounts , credit cards and consumer loans , investments in the stock market , retirement plans , social security benefits, insurance policies, and income tax management.
Asian Americans and Savings, Investing & Financial Planning ...
(.pdf)”. Perhaps the report was a bit self-serving to get more Asian Americans interested in financial planning – specifically with Prudential Financial. But this got me thinking as to how Asian Americans learn how to earn, save, invest and spend. Of course, people are mostly shaped by their parents. Certainly, my relationship with money was shaped that way. I think my parents’ generation generally grew up in relatively poor and emerging countries, such as Taiwan in the 50’s and 60’s, so there was not much wealth or much of a social safety net to rely on.  I think this resulted in being frugal and saving for ... market research, surveys and trends
Financial Planning Myths
aving been involved in the financial planning field for a while, I have heard and seen many misinterpretations of financial planning. Last year I ran a few posts about financial planning and the steps involved in this process. However, this article highlights some of the financial planning myths that continue to surround us. Myth: Financial Planning is Only for the Rich This is the most common myth I hear. Often people assume financial planning is only for the rich and those who have money; the truth is that financial planning is more important for those who are not rich. Having a written financial plan is vital to your ... market research, surveys and trends


Research Works - Employee Personal Financial Distress and How ...
Feb 1, 2009 ... million U.S. workers – 9 percent of workers suffer from alcohol addiction, 8 percent ..... (banking, investing, financial planning, life and ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Pension funds suffer after mortgage firm buyout - BAY CAPITAL ...
The government takeover of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had at least a short-term effect on multi-billion pension funds that own their common stock. The pension fund for Virginia’s public-sector employees, Virginia Retirement Systems, while not deeply exposed to the losses caused by the government takeover, did own common stock of the two companies when it last reported its holdings on June 30. As of that date, the retirement system owned 274,625 shares of Freddie Mac common stock and 433,377 shares of Fannie Mae common stock. With shares of Fannie and Freddie trading as of press time at $0.74 and $0.66 ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Giving is great, but lemonade stand should teach entrepreneurship
My recent column about teaching children how to run a lemonade stand seems to have caused quite a furor. In case you missed it, I explained to the young girls -- who were giving away their product -- that the whole idea of having a business is to figure out your costs and then set a price that gives you a profit. In fact, that's the basis of our American entrepreneurial, free-enterprise system. I regularly write a personal finance column, explaining investing, financial planning and the economy. However, that "lemonade stand" column triggered a barrage of complaints accusing me of destroying the children's ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
3 Ways Your Credit Score Impacts Retirement Readiness
Your credit score can be an important component of your financial planning. While it's possible to make it through life without ever taking out a loan, most people can't afford to buy a home or pay for college with cash. A good credit score can help you take on an affordable loan to tackle these large expenses. Your credit score can also be an important indicator of financial health. Here are three ways your credit score might be affecting your retirement readiness. [See 10 Affordable Mountain Towns for Retirees .] 1. Low credit scores are often a reflection of too much debt . Debt is the number one roadblock to a ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Financial Capability of Women in Our Nation Position Paper from ...
could be on investing, financial planning, managing credit, etc., and could be offered at centers cited above which attract mostly women. Required Training: ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. -
Financial planning is the process of meeting your life goals through the proper management of your finances. Life goals can include buying a home, saving for your child's education or planning for retirement. The financial planning process as described by CFP Board, consists of six steps that help you take a "big picture" look at where you are financially. Using these six steps, you can work out where you are now, what you may need in the future and what you must do to reach your goals. The process involves gathering relevant financial information, setting life ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Personal Finance: Financial Planning and Investing Glossary
Compiled by Barbara O'Neill, Ph.D., CFP, Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension AGI (Adjusted Gross Income) --The last line on the front page of IRS form 1040, indicating income before subtracting personal exemptions, deductions, and credits are taken. APR (Annual Percentage Rate) --The total annual cost for a loan, credit card, or other type or credit. For example, a credit card might have an APR of 18%. Amortization --The process of reducing an outstanding debt by making regular payments that include both principal and interest until a loan is eventually repaid. An example of ...
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Personal Investment & Financial Planning Q`s: Safe Investing for ...
My wife and i are looking to retire and i am looking for a safe way to invest my money. I should have a lump sum  distribution from my job of 525,000 and 70,000 in my 401-k , and i will add about 155,000 from the sale of my home.I am 55 and my wife is 51.We will be retiring to Georgia and are not expecting to need more than 25,000 to 30,000 a year. Answer Hi. Congrats on the retirement! Although your question is a good one, it is difficult to answer with any amount of detail in a forum such as this since how you invest your $$ is dependent on circumstances unique to you. Generating 25-30k/year from you portfolio fo $750k is ...
I want to learn about investing, business, stocks ? - Yahoo! Answers
I'm now 28...i've been working and saving money since I was 22...I have some money now..not that much but I want to start to invest ..start a stock.... Honestly though I have NO CLUE how to ...i never went to university because I'm a musician and my goal in life is to be financially free asap so I can have a really nice and relaxed life enjoying music. anyways question there a website or book etc that is very easy to understand with a lot of info on how to do these things... thank you so much ! Picking up on your desire to start up a business, if you are serious about this you ...