Weekly Notables

from the Desk of Brian Bickett, CFP®

for the Week of June 19, 2019

Rule of Thumb…

While a “Rule of Thumb” can be a great initial step and a motivator for some to get started, they are generally based on a large number of data points and based on the average experience. 

Each individual’s unique circumstances, goals and life events will likely take them in one direction or another away from the rule of thumb.

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— Brian

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Why You Should Be Saving At Least 10% of Your Salary

Anonymous data on the actual saving habits of tens of millions of people by the Employee Benefits Research Institute points to a surprisingly simple rule of thumb for retirement savings.  The article spends a significant amount of time explaining why rule of thumb’s are just that, a rule of thumb, and how needed savings rates can vary from person to person based upon individual circumstances and goals.

India’s 50% Import Tariff on Harley Davidson is Still Unacceptable: Trump

During a phone call with President Trump, India’s Prime Minister cut the import tariff on Harley Davidson motorcycles in half, from 100% to 50%, Trump says he’s not done yet.

Where’s Brian?

Finally enjoying the sunshine…

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