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The Ric Edelman Show: May 18, 2019

Duration: 1:22:43

On this episode:

  • Here’s How to Look at Investment Returns the Right Way?
  • Millions of Americans Are Unable to Pay for Unexpected Expenses
  • Are You Counting on a Pension to Fund Retirement?
  • Is Your Portfolio Built for the Next Century?

On this episode:

Here’s How to Look at Investment Returns the Right Way?

Duration: 10:32

When you're considering a mutual fund that you want to buy, you might look at its three-, five- and 10-year performance record. But what you really need to know is how the investment performs in different economic environments. Listen to Ric Edelman explain why historical returns can be misleading, especially right now.

Millions of Americans Are Unable to Pay for Unexpected Expenses

Duration: 2:51

A new survey by the Federal Reserve found that more than 33 percent of middle-class households were unable to pay a surprise $400 expense. When faced with a surprise expense, these people would be forced to sell something or go into debt. Listen to Ric Edelman share a solution to this problem.

Are You Counting on a Pension to Fund Retirement?

Duration: 4:23

There is a crisis building in the American pension system. If your employer is promising you a pension in retirement, we encourage you to make your own plans separate from the pension. Listen to Ric Edelman explain what you can do to secure your financial future.

Is Your Portfolio Built for the Next Century?

Duration: 8:19

Exponential technologies are changing our world and your life. These innovations are rapidly disrupting business and have huge implications for your investment management. Listen to Ric Edelman share some of the most recent advances and explain how to align your portfolio with this opportunity.


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