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The Ric Edelman Show: August 3, 2019

Duration: 1:22:46

On this episode:

  • The Problems With Indexed Universal Life Policies
  • Why Are Retirement Account Rules so Complicated?
  • How Did the Average Stock Fund Investor Lose Twice as Much as the Market Last Year?
  • Having Fun With Numbers and Making the Math Work for You

On this episode:

The Problems With Indexed Universal Life Policies

Duration: 6:57

Regulators have recently expressed worries about the sales practices regarding some insurance products like indexed universal life policies. The sales pitches usually state that you’ll make money with these products when the market goes up and won’t lose money when the market goes down. Listen to Ric Edelman explain the catch and expose the whole truth about these products.

Why Are Retirement Account Rules so Complicated?

Duration: 7:33

A listener calls the show with a question about required minimum distributions (RMDs). He has two retirement accounts and needs help understanding the rules regarding RMDs. Listen to Ric Edelman explain the rules in a simple way and share advice on how to handle required distributions.

How Did the Average Stock Fund Investor Lose Twice as Much as the Market Last Year?

Duration: 9:56

The annual survey of individual investor behavior was recently released and revealed that lots of investors are still doing it wrong. The report found that the average stock fund investor lost 9.4 percent last year, while the S&P 500 fell by about 4.5 percent. Listen to Ric Edelman share a surprising reason why so many investors underperform the market and how you can learn from the average investor's mistakes.

Having Fun With Numbers and Making the Math Work for You

Duration: 2:12

You can increase your retirement savings by 10 percent with a simple and easy change to your retirement plan at work. Listen to Ric Edelman explain how and share more tips on how to save more money.


These callers were prerecorded and prescreened.

This material was prepared for informational and/or educational purposes only. Neither Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C (also referred to as Edelman Financial Engines) nor its affiliates offer tax or legal advice. Be sure to consult with a qualified tax or legal professional regarding the best options for your particular circumstances.

An index is a portfolio of specific securities (common examples are the S&P, DJIA, NASDAQ), the performance of which is often used as a benchmark in judging the relative performance of certain asset classes. Indexes are unmanaged portfolios and investors cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

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