Berko: TIPS a more appealing investment than slow-growing Kimberly-Clark

Berko: TIPS a more appealing investment than slow-growing Kimberly-Clark
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Malcolm Berko | For Business First

Dear Mr. Berko: I’m 41 and divorced with two children. And thanks to my super dad, I’ve had a great job for 11 years, with excellent benefits and a very good retirement plan. I have an individual retirement account worth $ 109,000, consisting only of stocks you have recommended in the past eight years. I got a good bonus this year and my dad, who retired from Kimberly-Clark, recommends I buy 100 shares of that corporation. What do you think? – B.R.: San Antonio

Dear B.R.: I can’t imagine a more wonderful, fulfilling, loving and caring relationship than one between a …

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By Andrea Coombes

If your retirement years are more about work than leisure, you may not be spending as much time as you should monitoring and managing your investments. A growing number of companies are eager to convince you that they can help.

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