Social Security benefits are increasing too rapidly. Before 1972, adjusting Social Security benefits required an act of Congress because they weren't tied to any economic measure. When inflation occurred, it would erode the purchasing power of benefits until Congress acted.
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The Sandwich Generation is divided on their retirement readiness, an Athene study found.
The Federal Reserve has moved interest rates sharply higher since early 2022, and rates may stay higher. There's talk of $100- a-barrel crude and $5- a-gallon U.S. gas prices. The United Auto Workers have struck the major U.S. auto producers with no end of the battle in sight.
If you or a loved one can no longer live safely at home, assisted living may be the answer. Most people pay for assisted living out-of-pocket if they don’ t have long-term care insurance, says Amy Goyer, AARP’ s national family and caregiving expert. Nationwide, the cost of assisted living facilities averaged $4,500 a month in 2021, according to the latest figures…
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Female advisors understand the importance of adapting their strategies to meet the changing needs of female clients.
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The Federal Reserve's policy-setting meeting in late September brought the expected news on interest rates: no change for now, but a possible increase before 2024 as the Fed feels its way toward the vaunted "soft landing" that cools inflation without driving the economy into recession. But before making any further decisions on rates, the Fed should consider…
While government spending on Medicare has been stable, the program’s beneficiaries continue to see their out-of-pocket health care costs increase – and those costs will keep going up.
Recent research sheds new light on individual-investor reactions to direct indexing in order to inform product and innovation strategies.
Employees ages 45+ with student loan debt have or are considering taking several steps to manage upcoming repayments — with some being more detrimental to their long-term financial strategy than others.
Concern about inflation and retirement income is leading consumers to prioritize asset protection over growth, according to new research.
Brahim is managing director and senior vice president at Wealth Enhancement Group in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Impacts of inflation, geopolitical instability, and healthcare costs on retirement portfolios may be fueling client curiosity about how to protect income in retirement
Consider this– if you save $1.00 at age 20, it will be worth $5.84 by age 65, according to calculations by Vanguard. If you invest that same $1.00 at age 55, it will be worth just $1.48 by age 65. If you save $375 per month over a 45- year career, you'll be a millionaire at retirement.
I was a lot younger then and figured that if my account grew by 11% annually over the next few decades, I'd retire with more than $6 million— tax-free! —D. C. W., Valparaiso, Indiana. The Fool Responds: Wow— $6 million is a great goal and would provide most of us with an extremely comfortable retirement.
Matthew Motil, host of the podcast, “The Cash Flow King,” fraudulently raised approximately $11 million from more than 50 investors in a Ponzi scheme, the Securities and Exchange Commission said.
As present fears about a big market crash or recession persist, Americans also are increasingly worried about taxes on retirement income from 401(k)s and IRAs increasing in the future, according to the 2023 Q3 Quarterly Market Perceptions Study from Allianz Life.
In the ruling, Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk of the Northern District of Texas, a Trump appointee, granted the administration's petition to dismiss a lawsuit by 25 Republican state attorneys general, led by Texas's Ken Paxton and Utah's Sean Reyes. The Biden administration had earlier sought to move the lawsuit to Washington, D.C., but the Northern District denied…
A “two-bucket” strategy that has been proven to help one’s money last through retirement.