Inflation Finds its Way to Your Wallet

There’s no doubt that people have been feeling the effects of inflation on their wallets. Everything from food to gas to home repair products seems to be increasing every day. Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome Powell, is taking inflation very seriously, raising interest rates to combat the explosion of inflation. And although the moves have made [...]

2022-07-25T14:36:27+00:00July 25th, 2022|Economy, Federal Reserve, Financial Planning|

Inflation Presents Unique Risks – Know How You’ll Respond

If your weekly grocery bill is noticeably higher or you can’t believe how expensive gas is, you’re not alone. Inflation is at 40-year highs,[1] and a recent poll found that 52% of Americans said the most important issue facing the country is inflation.[2] It’s significant that so many Americans recognized inflation as a major threat [...]

2022-06-13T05:54:39+00:00June 13th, 2022|Economy, Federal Reserve, Financial Planning, Stock Market|

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|

How Do You Handle a Volatile Market?

Now that you’re nearing retirement, the term “market volatility” might stir up different feelings than it did 30 years ago. Older workers and retirees understand that they have less time to make up for losses in their investments and to ride out future market crashes than they did when they were younger. Leaving your financial [...]

2022-02-14T12:56:03+00:00February 14th, 2022|Stock Market, Federal Reserve, Financial Planning, Investing|

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|

Where Could Interest and Tax Rates Be Headed?

Are you aware of the latest news that could affect your money? We recently heard from Federal Reserve Chairman Powell regarding interest rates, plus the Biden administration released a “Green Book” outlining some potential tax-increasing measures. There are several big changes proposed, and if they come to fruition, you may need to review your tax [...]

2021-10-13T19:24:40+00:00August 16th, 2021|Estate Planning, Federal Reserve, Taxes & Tax Planning|
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