3/12 Economic Update

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College estimates that the typical couple age 65 will need about $197,000 to cover out-of-pocket medical costs in retirement.  Learn about this & more - check out my monthly retirement income luncheons - click on "Events" now.

HEADLINES 227,000 New Jobs but Jobless Rate Still at 8.3%, Service Sector Grows in February, Oil & Gold End Week With Moderate Gains, Little Volatility After Greek Bond Swap

WEEKLY QUOTE "Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition." - Adam Smith

WEEKLY TIP Financial strategies sometimes need to be revised due to career, family or lifestyle changes. So review your saving and investing approach annually. Few people do; more people should.

WEEKLY RIDDLE What word doesn't belong in this group: blast, paper, castle, coin, box, storm.

Last week's riddle: Two fathers and two sons shopped for computers at their local big box retailer. Each bought a PC, yet they bought only three PCs total. How could this be?

Last week's answer: The shoppers were a man, his son and his grandson.