economy and elections

How much effect do political elections and parties have on the markets and our economy? It turns out quite a lot, depending on the economic policies that are passed! Michael Andersen breaks down how he sees the markets reacting to this upcoming election and what could happen depending on who wins the presidential nominee.

If you heard anything interesting on this show that you want to talk to Michael about, or if you feel that you would benefit from talking to a financial advisor about your retirement plans, please contact Michael today!

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retirement

Retiring rich is something we all dream of, but it requires dedication and planning to make this dream a reality. For many Generation X-ers, it’s a dream that could be beyond reach without intervention. A new study from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies showed that only 14 percent feel they will have saved up enough to live comfortably in retirement. This stunning statistic illustrates the importance of using your forties to examine your financial preparation for your retirement years.

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multi generational family

Did you know that over 60 million Americans are living in a home with either grandparent, grandchildren, or with two or more adult generations? That’s nearly 20% of America.

Whether it was planned or not, you may at one time be living in a multi-generational household. Kids may need to move back in after college. In fact, over 36% of 18-31year olds are living at home. Forty-seven percent of adults aged 40-50 have a parent 65 or older and are still raising or have adult children with financial needs.  Whether it’s the cost of living increases, childcare needs, health issues, or a job loss, the trend of moving into a multi-generational family home has been on the rise since 1980, hitting a high point during the 2007-9 recession. Whatever the case, living in a multi-family household can be an enriching and positive experience. This article will go over some ways to streamline the process so that it is beneficial to everyone.

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