3 Major Retirement Expenses to Include in Your Budget

General retirement planning advice says that you’ll need about 80% of your pre-retirement income in retirement, but this may not be the case for everyone. Inflation, taxes, and long-term care costs are easily overlooked - but these expenses could be high. When creating your retirement budget, don’t forget to include these three expenses. Taxes: How [...]

2022-04-18T21:28:52+00:00April 18th, 2022|Financial Planning, Retirement Planning|

Rising Interest Rates and High Inflation – How Will You Respond?

The Federal Reserve voted to raise interest rates for the first time since 2018 and has several more rate hikes planned for this year.[1] Rising interest rates can have significant effects on the economy and your finances. Between a volatile market, high inflation, and rising interest rates, know how you’ll respond. The Federal Reserve Raising [...]

2022-04-18T14:21:33+00:00April 11th, 2022|Economy, Federal Reserve, Financial Planning|

Financial Lessons from Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton was the first Secretary of the Treasury: He created the first national bank, consolidated the new country's war debts, and established federal credit. You could say he was America's first Chief Financial Officer. He was also a self-taught immigrant who started with no wealth but ended up on the $10 bill. Hamilton never [...]

2021-08-06T16:53:59+00:00August 6th, 2021|Financial Planning|

How Much Do You Need to Save for Retirement?

While $1 million is sometimes cited as the ideal number for retirement savings, this assumes a one-size-fits-all approach to retirement planning. Everyone's retirement goals are unique, and preparing for retirement might not be as simple as saving a certain amount at all. It's worth taking a more in-depth look at your finances and future needs [...]

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