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A 6.1% Bump in Social Security?

A 6.1% Bump in Social Security? COLA and Social Security. The news keeps getting better for Social Security recipients. It’s now projected that benefits will increase 6.1% in 2022, up from the 4.7% forecast just two months ago. That would be the most significant increase since 1983. It’s all about inflation. Social Security cost of...
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The Fed Acknowledges Inflation

The Fed Acknowledges Inflation As inflation climbs, the Fed reacts. At its June meeting, the Federal Reserve confirmed what many of us have suspected for some time: prices are rising. In fact, prices are climbing faster than many expected. In response, the Fed raised its inflation expectation to 3.4%, up from its March projection of...
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Ouch! September’s Market Correction Hurt

Ouch! September’s Market Correction Hurt Here’s what you need to know. In theory, investors understand that stock market corrections are part of the investing process. But experiencing a setback—like the one we’ve witnessed in the past four weeks—can raise a lot of shoulda, woulda, coulda questions. From its intraday high on September 2 to its...
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The Problem of Money Paralysis

The Problem of Money Paralysis Not making a move may not always be the best move to make. A decision not made may have financial consequences. Sometimes, we fall prey to a kind of money paralysis, in which financial indecision is regarded as a form of “safety.” Retirement seems to heighten this tendency. If you...
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Investing Means Tolerating Some Risk

Investing Means Tolerating Some Risk That truth must always be recognized. When financial markets have a bad day, week, or month, discomforting headlines and data can swiftly communicate a message to retirees and retirement savers alike: equity investments are risky things, and Wall Street is a risky place. All true. If you want to accumulate...
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