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5 financial roadblocks to a secure retirement

RFC, Founder, Scott M. Dougan, president, Inc., Investment Adviser, and Global Plains Advisory Group •

Everyone considers, at one time or another, what it would be like to know the future–optimistic that knowing would enable them to make good decisions and avoid common pitfalls along the way. In retirement planning, this is especially true. Preparing for these possible eventualities is the next best thing. The following outlines five common roadblocks


3 big reasons it costs more to be poor

Drew Housman •
The Simple Dollar

While even high-earning Americans often struggle with money, making ends meet is particularly difficult for the poor. Americans in the lowest income bracket spend an astonishing 182% of their income. No, that’s not a misprint. The poorest people spend a lot more than they earn, often going into debt or depleting savings to make up the difference.  You don’t have