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Steve McDonald

Bond Expert

Somewhat of a renaissance man, Steve worked as a professional broker and has been an active trader of bonds for more than two decades, specializing in ultra-short-maturity corporate bonds. But before entering the investment industry, Steve was a naval aviator, flying fixed-and rotary-winged aircrafts, and also served as a surface warfare officer. Steve’s regular video series featured on Wealthy Retirement called “Slap in the Face” Award is some the most amusing investment content we republish.

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The Argument for Staying in Low-Paying Annuities

Annuities may have a place for investors who aren’t confident in their financial savvy.

Financial Illiteracy: This One Will Cost You

Low levels of financial literacy in the U.S. are creating a massive problem.

Without a Thorough Retirement Budget, Your Savings Won’t Cut It

To create an accurate retirement budget, you can’t afford not to expect the unexpected.

Stagger Now, or Stumble Later

Bond investors who stagger their maturities will have more success in a volatile market.

Become the Shark… or Be Its Prey

Successfully saving for retirement requires taking an aggressive approach.

What the “Experts” on TV Won’t Tell You

Media personalities warn about a coming recession, but there’s no cause for investors to panic.

Make a Killing… With Bonds

Investors who kept calm were able to profit from this year’s sell-offs.

Don’t Wait for the Bear to Come Knocking

Investors need to be realistic when anticipating how they will behave in a sell-off.