New Math For Social Security

December 11, 2017 0

New Math for Social Security In 2017, Americans born in 1955 become eligible to claim Social Security benefits at age 62. Claiming benefits before reaching full retirement age results in a permanently reduced benefit, so […]

Anticipating Inflation?

November 27, 2017 0

Anticipating Inflation? For the 12 months ending in December 2016, inflation (measured by the Consumer Price Index, or CPI) increased 2.1%, the fastest pace since June 2014. Inflation stalled in 2015, rising just 0.7%. Headline […]

Chasing Performance vs. Diversification

November 20, 2017 0

Chasing Performance vs. Diversification In 2013, the S&P 500 index, generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market as a whole, produced total returns of 32.39% — the highest return for the index since 1997. […]

Bracing for Higher Rates

November 13, 2017 0

Bracing for Higher Rates With inflation ticking higher and the employment situation improving, the Federal Reserve anticipates gradually lifting the benchmark federal funds rate in 2017 and 2018. Officials are also discussing plans to shrink […]

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