We are experiencing the biggest remote work experiment in history – but many are beginning to imagine life after lockdown. Amid unprecedented global job losses, concerns about transport infrastructure and the continuing need for workplace social distancing, governments are launching back-to-work plans.
Retirement is a major milestone that brings many life changes. One thing that doesn't change for most people: the fear of running out of money. According to the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, the most frequently reported retirement worry is outliving savings and investments. Across all ages, 51% of respondents cited this concern, and 41% of retirees claim the same fear.
Should you worry about inflation, deflation, hyperinflation, or stagflation?
The coronavirus outbreak, which was first detected in China, has infected millions of people in hundreds of countries and has left global governments, businesses, families and individuals around the world counting the costs.
Understanding leading and lagging indicators to make informed decisions
For many of us, our house is our biggest investment and asset. Consider these facts:
According to the National Association of Realtors, the median existing-home price is approximately $280,000. Assuming at least 20% down, that translates into an investment of $56,000.
The U.S. government has now pledged almost US$3 trillion to save the economy and Americans from the coronavirus recession.
Most of that is aimed at individual Americans in the form of additional unemployment insurance or the so-called economic impact checks. About $1.2 trillion – and counting – represent bailouts for American companies, large and small.
Will dividends go the way of the Dodo Bird or the Small Elephants of Java?
The COVID-19 crisis has forced companies around the world to suspend dividend payouts to their investors. In fact, through the first quarter of 2020 alone, over 500 companies worldwide have suspended or reduced their dividends this year – and the list is growing.