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Preparing for a Natural Disaster

Most areas in the United States are susceptible to some form of natural disaster, whether it's a wildfire, tornado, hurricane, earthquake, or flood. A severe storm or other catastrophic event often strikes with little warning, can result in costly damage to your home, and puts your family's safety at risk. Being prepared may help you [...]

By |2022-05-25T13:27:36-04:00May 25th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Adjusting Your Tax Withholding

Now that you've seen last year's tax results and can see where this year is heading, it may be a good time to consider adjustments to your income tax withholding. Getting It Right If you have too much tax withheld, you will receive a refund when you file your income tax return, but it might [...]

By |2022-05-25T13:27:36-04:00May 25th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Wealth of Information: How to Read a Mutual Fund Prospectus

With more than 7,400 mutual funds to consider in the United States alone, some investors may feel overwhelmed by the thought of deciding which ones to select for their portfolios. At the same time, most mutual fund-owning households base their purchase decisions on these measures: historical performance(94%), investment objectives and risk potential (91%),and fees and [...]

By |2022-05-25T13:27:36-04:00May 17th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Food Inflation: What’s Behind it and How to Cope

As measured by the Consumer Price Index for food at home, grocery prices increased 3.4% in 2020, a faster rate than the 20-year historical average of 2.4%.1More recently, food inflation accelerated by 6.5%during the 12 months ending in December 2021, while prices for the category that includes meat, poultry, fish, and eggs spiked 12.5%.2 Food [...]

By |2022-04-29T09:35:34-04:00April 29th, 2022|Budgeting, Investment Center|0 Comments

What’s Your Retirement Dream Elevator Pitch?

Imagine stepping into an elevator and realizing that you're about to spend the 30-second ride with someone who could make your retirement dreams come true — if only you could explain them before the doors open again. How would you summarize your financial situation, outlook, aspirations, and plans if you had 30 seconds to make [...]

By |2022-04-29T09:35:34-04:00April 29th, 2022|Investment Center|0 Comments

Avoiding Probate

Probate is the process of proving the validity of a will and supervising the administration of an estate usually in the probate court. State law governs the proceedings in the probate court, so the process can vary from state to state. Supervising the administration of an estate can result in additional expense, unwanted publicity, and [...]

By |2022-04-29T09:35:34-04:00April 29th, 2022|Investment Center|0 Comments

Working While Receiving Social Security Benefits

The COVID-19 recession and the continuing pandemic pushed many older workers into retirement earlier than they had anticipated. A little more than 50% of Americans age 55 and older said they were retired inQ3 2021, up from about 48% two years earlier, before the pandemic. 1 For people age 62 and older, retiring from the [...]

By |2022-03-28T10:20:06-04:00March 28th, 2022|Investment Center|0 Comments

Planning to Quit Your Job? What to Know Before You Go

About 4.3 million U.S. workers quit their jobs voluntarily in December 2021, after a record 4.5 million quit in November — the largest number since the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) began recording voluntary job separations in December 2020. 1 There are plenty of theories about why people are quitting in droves, including a strong [...]

By |2022-03-28T10:20:33-04:00March 23rd, 2022|Investment Center, Savings|0 Comments

Baseball Lessons That Might Help Change Up Your Finances

Baseball stadiums are filled with optimists. Fans start each new season with the hope that even if last year ended badly, this year could finally be the year. After all, teams rally mid-season, curses are broken, and even underdogs sometimes make it to the World Series. As Yogi Berra famously put it, "It ain't over [...]

By |2022-03-28T10:16:33-04:00March 23rd, 2022|Budgeting, Investment Center, Savings|0 Comments

What’s the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

It's easy to confuse Medicare and Medicaid, because they have similar names and are both government programs that pay for health care. But there are important differences between the programs. Medicare is generally for older people, while Medicaid is for people with limited income and resources. What is Medicare? Medicare is a fee-for-service federal health [...]

By |2022-02-28T10:39:17-05:00February 28th, 2022|Investment Center|0 Comments