Congratulations! You’re a college graduate and the world is your oyster. Transitioning to life as an independent adult means leaving the structure and preset expectations school provides, which can be both daunting and exciting at the same time. For years you had parents/teachers/professors/coaches telling you what you needed to do to reach the next step in life. Now, it’s up to you to decide what that next step looks like and how you’ll get there.
One of the biggest questions for people entering retirement is how to generate income from their hard-earned savings. Moving from accumulation to withdrawal mode is an uncomfortable transition for many. Setting aside the emotional and behavioral component, what are the logistics involved in creating your own paycheck? From which accounts should you draw and how does this affect your investment strategy?
Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway announced this week that they plan to acquire Precision Castparts, one of Oregon’s few Fortune 500 companies. The deal is Berkshire Hathaway’s most ambitious yet and at $37.4 billion, further strengthens its portfolio’s position in the industrial sector. The transaction requires approval by a majority of PCC’s outstanding shares and closing is expected to occur during the first quarter of 2016.