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Social Security Benefits Could Increase Significantly in 2022

2021-09-17T11:38:49-05:00September 17th, 2021|Blog|

Social Security Benefits Could Increase Significantly in 2022 By: Stacey Nickens News headlines are rarely optimistic, but seniors may be excited by some headlines projecting a large cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security benefits in 2022. Each year, the Social Security administration calculates a cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security benefits. With inflation and prices on the [...]

Creating Money Harmony in Your Marriage

2021-09-14T16:12:35-05:00September 14th, 2021|Blog|

Creating Money Harmony in Your Marriage By: Stacey Nickens September is the perfect month for pumpkin spice lattes, the return of Target's Halloween section, and marriage. Traditionally, more couples get married in September than in any other month. June and October take second and third place, respectively. If wedding bells are on your horizon, you [...]

3 Ways to Minimize Your Tax Bill in Retirement

2021-09-14T11:48:17-05:00September 10th, 2021|Blog, Bull Market|

3 Ways to Minimize Your Tax Bill in Retirement By: Stacey Nickens You've worked hard your whole life to build up your retirement nest egg. You save for healthcare expenses, housing renovation needs, and even a travel budget. However, as you are settling into a slower retirement lifestyle, you realize that you're paying a hefty [...]

3 Ways to Take Advantage of the Federal Student Loan Pause

2021-08-30T15:14:55-05:00August 30th, 2021|Blog|

3 Ways to Take Advantage of the Federal Student Loan Pause By: Stacey Nickens At the beginning of August, the Department of Education announced that they will be extending the pause on federal student loan payments. The moratorium was set to end on September 30, 2021, and will now continue through January 31, 2022. The [...]

Social Security Revamps Their Statement Design

2021-08-23T12:49:48-05:00August 23rd, 2021|Blog|

Social Security Revamps Their Statement Design By: Stacey Nickens Have you recently logged into your Social Security account and noticed some changes in your statement format? Certain Social Security account users who have yet to claim their benefits started receiving redesigned Social Security statements in early May. The new statements are only two, rather than [...]

10 Ways to Protect Your Personal Information

2021-09-14T14:15:52-05:00August 20th, 2021|Blog|

10 Ways to Protect Your Personal Information By: Stacey Nickens Millions of individuals fall victim to identity theft every year. While the reality is scary and troubling, there are steps you can take to protect your personal information and your identity. Keep reading to learn about 10 steps that the Social Security Administration recommends in [...]

3 Takeaways About the Current State of the Economy

2021-08-16T17:31:16-05:00August 6th, 2021|Blog|

3 Takeaways About the Current State of the Economy By: Stacey Nickens As we finish out August, many of us are packing in pool days and beach vacations while the weather is still nice. You may also be trying to maximize your fun in case the Delta variant continues to spread and forces us to [...]

4 Ways to Prepare for Market Volatility

2021-08-02T15:39:20-05:00August 2nd, 2021|Blog|

4 Ways to Prepare for Market Volatility By: Stacey Nickens Every couple of days, I get an email from a client wondering if they should be worried about a market pullback, rising inflation, or some other catastrophic financial event. Often times, investors in the midst of panic wonder if they should move their money entirely [...]

3 Ways to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

2021-08-16T17:23:09-05:00July 26th, 2021|Blog|

3 Ways to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft By: Stacey Nickens When my children were younger, they had a tendency to ride their bikes and scooters while wearing flip flops. No matter how many times I reminded them to wear closed-toed shoes, they would come home with bruised and battered toes after ignoring my directions [...]

3 Investment Opportunities to Hedge Against Inflation

2021-07-19T13:16:23-05:00July 19th, 2021|Blog|

3 Investment Opportunities to Hedge Against Inflation By: Stacey Nickens Inflation rapidly accelerated in June, with the consumer-price index increasing 5.4% from a year ago. This is the highest 12-month rate increase since August 2008, but don't panic just yet. A number of factors contributing to inflation are temporary. Supply shortages will likely subside, as [...]