You Can’t Stop Inflation, But You Can Prepare

Did you ever hear your parents or grandparents talk about how much less everything used to cost? They weren’t exaggerating - in 1960, a gallon of conventional whole milk was 31 cents, and today it’s $3.77 on average.[1] A few dollars might not seem like much, but that’s a 1,116% increase. You’ve likely noticed higher [...]

2022-05-23T15:05:51+00:00May 23rd, 2022|Federal Reserve, Economy, Financial Planning|

Rising Interest Rates and High Inflation – How Will You Respond?

The Federal Reserve voted to raise interest rates for the first time since 2018 and has several more rate hikes planned for this year.[1] Rising interest rates can have significant effects on the economy and your finances. Between a volatile market, high inflation, and rising interest rates, know how you’ll respond. The Federal Reserve Raising [...]

2022-04-11T11:39:34+00:00April 11th, 2022|Economy, Federal Reserve, Financial Planning|

Why We Could See More Inflation and Market Volatility

As we saw during the COVID-19 pandemic, what happens somewhere halfway around the world can have a major impact on us. Now, the global economy faces new threats as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including spiking energy prices, inflation, and a volatile market. Know how you could be affected and what strategies you [...]

2022-03-21T15:37:42+00:00March 21st, 2022|Economy, Stock Market|

The Russia-Ukraine Conflict and Your Finances

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could have major economic consequences around the world, including here in America.  After a tumultuous two years during the pandemic, the global economy faces new threats as a result of this conflict – spiking energy prices and inflation, supply chain disruptions, and market volatility. Our team of financial professionals constructs financial [...]

2022-03-01T08:57:47+00:00March 1st, 2022|Economy, Investing, Stock Market|

How Much Are You Left With After Inflation?

In 1960, a gallon of conventional whole milk was 31 cents, and today it’s $3.77 on average.[1] A few dollars might not seem like much, but that’s a 1,116% increase. Now that we’re seeing high inflation, the buying power of your money – including your retirement savings – could be seriously impacted. When calculating how [...]

2022-01-31T13:09:15+00:00January 31st, 2022|Economy, Financial Planning|

Could We See a Major Market Correction This Year?

While we saw record highs in the market in 2021, there’s no telling what could happen in 2022 or beyond. There are reasons we could see a market correction, and now is the time to ask yourself if you’re prepared for one. It can be hard to chart a course for retirement when you consider [...]

2022-01-17T23:02:58+00:00January 17th, 2022|Economy, Federal Reserve, Stock Market|

Three Eroding Forces on Your Retirement Savings

Over 60% of Baby Boomers are more afraid of running out of money than of dying, according to a recent survey.[1] Even retirees who have saved a substantial amount for retirement may be worried about outliving their savings, and there may be good reasons for this. The potential for higher taxes, inflation, and healthcare costs [...]

Is Our Government Anticipating Inflation?

The Consumer-Price Index (CPI) rose to 4.2% in April as compared to last year.[1] We could see higher prices when it comes to travel, food, cars, and other common goods and services. High inflation can hurt retirees who are living off their savings, especially when we have near-zero interest rates. We already see bigger Social Security [...]

2021-10-13T19:18:27+00:00August 30th, 2021|Retirement Planning, Economy, Social Security|
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