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Five Common Misconceptions About Retirement

Five Common Misconceptions About Retirement

Retirement is not what you retire from, but what you retire to.

When you plan for retirement, an exciting new phase of life, double-check your expectations. They may not match the reality.

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How to Choose a Financial Planner

How to Choose a Financial Planner

October is National Finacial Planning Month. The financial planner and financial planning firm you pick to manage your assets and advise you on key financial decisions affect your retirement and other major financial goals more, maybe than even you. So it’s imperative that you make the best choice for yourself and your family.

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Changing Jobs in 2021? You're Like Most People

Changing Jobs in 2021? You're Like Most People

Two employee-benefit actions to take before you accept that new job offer

Are you considering changing jobs this year? If not, you’re in the minority. A survey conducted by Harris Poll found that the majority (52%) of U.S. workers are considering a job change this year – and 44% have real plans in place to make a change. Think about that. Picture your co-workers or your team. More than half are thinking about leaving.

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Have You Factored Inflation Into Your Retirement?

Have You Factored Inflation Into Your Retirement?

On August 11th, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the Consumer Price Index increased 5.4% over the past 12 months. Shockingly, media outlets ran with absurd headlines like these: "Inflation is Not as Bad as Feared" and "Inflation Fears Moderate" and even this one: "Core Inflation Starts to Ease."

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Consumer Price Index Rises Again and is Up Every Month Since January

Consumer Price Index Rises Again and is Up Every Month Since January

Inflation is defined as an increase in the general level of prices for goods and services and is measured by the Consumer Price Index, calculated every month by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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How to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

How to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

Planning for your Social Security benefit isn’t just about estimating the monthly check you’ll receive in the mail. There’s a right way and a wrong way to look at Social Security.

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How to MaximizeYour HSA Contributions

How to MaximizeYour HSA Contributions

A Health Savings Account (HSA) can be a great alternative to traditional health care payment methods, especially if you’re young and healthy.

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The Biggest Financial Pressures  Facing Retirees - and How to Plan for Them

The Biggest Financial Pressures  Facing Retirees - and How to Plan for Them

Retirement is a time for pursuing your passions, reaping the fruits of your life’s work, and making the most out of life. But there are many financial pressures facing those planning to retire in the coming months and years. 

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Our National Debt and Gross Domestic Product

Our National Debt and Gross Domestic Product

Should you worry that debt relative to GDP is rising fast here and globally? 

You hear a lot of worrying about mounting  government debt because many people are convinced that public debt is a main source of  problems for any economy. And currently the debt ceiling limit – the legislative limit on the amount of  national debt that can be incurred by the U.S. Treasury, essentially limiting how much money the  federal government can borrow, is suspended through the end of July. 

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Small Business Optimism Drops Amidst Opposition to $15 Minimum Wage Hike

Small Business Optimism Drops Amidst Opposition to $15 Minimum Wage Hike

The National Federation of Independent Business was  founded in 1943 and is the largest small business  association in the U.S. The NFIB collects data from small  and independent businesses and publishes their Small  Business Economic Trends data on the second Tuesday of each month. The Index is a composite of 10  components based on expectations for: employment,  capital outlays, inventories, the economy, sales, inventory,  job openings, credit, growth and earnings. 

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