Spending Wisely

What to Do If Medicare Goes Under

Medicare is running out of money.

Earlier this week, the federal government announced that Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will run out of money by 2029. This is one of two trust funds set up to pay the growing costs of Medicare, specifically Medicare Part A benefits and administration costs.

The Only Two Reasons to Hire a Financial Planner

There’s a lot of brainpower on my team.

I’ve written before about my senior analyst who is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). And recently, two of my researchers enrolled in programs to become Certified Financial Planners (CFPs).

Were You Exposed in the GOP Data Breach?

Political information on nearly every registered U.S. voter was exposed this month…

Deep Root Analytics, a political-data contractor employed by the Republican National Committee stored a huge amount of data “in the clear” online… without any sort of password or security to protect it.

Four Ways to Enjoy Summer Without Hurting Your Wallet

Vacation travel, eating out, visiting friends and family, baseball games… Summer is the prime time for some of my favorite activities, but it can also hit your wallet hard.

Last year, Americans upped their summer-vacation spending by more than 10% – from $1,621 to $1,798… even though fewer folks got away for an actual vacation.

Build This ‘Foundation Fund’ to Smooth out Life’s Surprises

The radio is playing, you’re thinking about your grocery list, and then out of the blue, your car engine stutters and dies…

It’s every car owner’s most dreaded experience.

The 12 Best Ways to Save in May

I’m not a coupon clipper…

You won’t find me on a weekend with the newspaper and a pair of scissors trying to save 50 cents on a gallon of milk.

Why I Forgave a Big Debt

Doc’s note: Emotional investing is a recipe for disaster. Longtime readers know getting attached to an investment is a quick way to lose money.

One of the most emotional investment decisions you could ever make is loaning money to a friend or family member. Today, my friend and colleague Steve Sjuggerud talks about the pitfalls of loaning money to a friend… and how he decided to end it.

The Most Exclusive Group at Stansberry Research

I don’t usually talk about our most exclusive group at Stansberry Research.

To be honest, membership is simply not appropriate for most subscribers. And typically, you must be invited to join.

How to Read an Extra 52 Helpful Books per Year

Doc’s note: I have a confession to make… I don’t read every book cover to cover. I’ve mentioned before that I’m a passionate reader. But there’s just not enough time to read every book, magazine, and newsletter.

That’s why today, I’m featuring an essay from Mark Ford, co-founder of the Palm Beach Research Group. Mark shares four tips to quickly get the most you can out of a book… without reading it cover to cover.

Two Cost Cutters to Save on Prescription Drugs

Prescription-drug prices in the U.S. are skyrocketing…

In just the past year alone, prices on drugs are up nearly 10% on average. But some are even worse.