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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019, popularly known as the SECURE Act, was signed into law in late 2019. The SECURE Act 1.0 included provisions that raised the requirement for mandatory distributions...

Monday, December 19, 2022

While you probably already found your notice in the mail, you may be curious about the COLA increase happening for Social Security recipients in the New Year. Starting in January, beneficiaries will see an 8.7% increase to help offset...

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Inflation has been a defining economic factor throughout history, impacting societies across the world in a variety of ways. From economic booms and busts to the rise and fall of empires, understanding the history of inflation is essential.

Friday, December 9, 2022

It appears that America’s corporate leaders are preparing for the worst while hoping for the best.Almost half of S&P 500 CEOs in second-quarter conference calls pointed to “recession” as a potential headwind in 2023....

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Over the years, the Fed has followed a similar pattern with interest rates. It raises interest rates, then pauses, so it can see how the economy is adjusting to the higher rates. The chart below shows the Fed’s pattern with...

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

As the end of the year fast approaches, you may be ready to make year-end charitable contributions. Whatever cause you value most deeply, changes to the tax code in 2020 may limit the tax deductions you can take for charitable...

Saturday, November 19, 2022

You may have heard the saying, “inflation hurts savers and benefits borrowers.” The expression suggests that borrowers benefit from inflation because they pay back lenders with dollars worth less than when the money...

Thursday, November 17, 2022

The financial markets are on edge this year each time Fed Chair Jerome Powell takes the podium following a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting.The chart below shows that the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index has gained...

Sunday, November 13, 2022

The Internal Revenue Service has released new limits for the coming year. After months of high inflation and financial uncertainty, some of these cost-of-living-based adjustments have reached near-record levels.Individual Retirement...

Friday, November 11, 2022

The midterm elections have come and gone, and although the results don’t appear as one-sided as many predicted, it seems one party will narrowly take control of the House, while the Senate may hinge on a Georgia runoff.It's...