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3 Bright Spots from October’s Stock Market Performance

2021-11-01T13:46:23-05:00November 1st, 2021|Blog|

3 Bright Spots from October's Stock Market Performance By: Stacey Nickens As we head towards Thanksgiving, I'm reminded of the power of gratitude. Psychology research has shown that gratitude helps people feel happier, feel more content with their day-to-day lives, become healthier, better manage challenges, and develop stronger relationships. With all that said, I encourage [...]

Social Security Will Increase Significantly in 2022

2021-10-18T13:38:19-05:00October 18th, 2021|Blog|

Social Security Will Increase Significantly in 2022 By: Stacey Nickens Retirees will see a large increase in their Social Security benefits in 2022. Last week, the Social Security Administration announced that the cost-of-living adjustment will be 5.9% in the upcoming year. However, seniors should keep in mind that benefits are increasing because inflation is increasing. [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

Investing During Periods of Inflation

2021-05-17T11:40:03-05:00May 17th, 2021|Blog|

Investing During Periods of Inflation By: Stacey Nickens I logged onto my computer this morning, and the first headline to pop up read, "Is inflation set to soar this summer?" Investors have become increasingly concerned that inflation is on the rise, and these worries have been exacerbated by the Fed's changing policies around inflation. In [...]

Understanding the Fed’s New Inflation Goals

2020-09-04T12:19:53-05:00August 31st, 2020|Blog|

Understanding the Fed's New Inflation Goals By: Stacey Nickens In August, the Federal Reserve announced that they may allow inflation to rise slightly above its 2% target to compensate for years with depressed inflation rates. This move is a shift from the Fed's inflation targeting practices, where the Fed would reduce stimulus or increase interest [...]