In What Month Does Social Security Consider Me To Be 62?

Ask Larry Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s Social Security column addresses questions about how and when Social Security determines someone to have turned 62, filing for retirement benefits at FRA before later spousal benefits and retroactive retirement benefits before survivor’s benefits. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and…

Sell Short Corning And Omnicron

Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg © 2022 Bloomberg Finance LP The short sale recommendations have done well in this bear market. This coming week is June post-options (OPEX) week. As we can see in the histogram below, the S&P has historically been bearish in this interval since 1985. Given this outlook and currently weak technical condition of…

Make $228 An Hour In Your Spare Time

Do-it-yourself labor has powerful economic forces at its back. You can participate—or invest. Renovation (photo by Dawn Arlotta, Smith Collection/Gado) Getty Images I broke the mirror on my pick-up. To replace it (parts, labor, tax) my friendly dealer wanted $431. There would be a wait, because the parts would have to be ordered and openings…

3 Cheap BDCs Paying 9%+ Dividends

BDC concept is shown by businessman. getty Get your dip-buying lists ready, because it’s almost time to pounce. Just recently, I explained to investors that, as a contrarian, we only want to fully dive into the market when we have a clear edge—the kind of edge you get when Wall Street has fully capitulated: “We…

Welcome To The Real Bear Market

A bear rests on top of a downward pointing stock chart. getty Stocks continued their descent last week, with the S&P 500 now well into bear market territory at -23% from the high. While most define bear markets as a decline of 20% from the high, some pullbacks just kiss that level or don’t result…

Keeping Remote Work In Perspective

Although working from home is growing, it isn’t nearly as significant as other major labor market … [+] changes in the past century. getty As workers, employers, and analysts try to understand the pandemic-induced increase in working from home, there’s a vigorous debate on remote work with economists like Adam Ozimek, Matthew Kahn, and Nicholas…