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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. [...]

Retiring This Year? 3 Money Moves To Make Right Now

2021-10-15T11:37:24-05:00October 15th, 2021|Blog|

Retiring This Year? 3 Money Moves To Make Right Now By: Stacey Nickens Congratulations! You have worked hard your entire life, and you are ready to rest and enjoy the fruits of your labor. As a financial advisor, I have loved assisting so many clients in moving into and through retirement. As you get closer [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

3 Common Mistakes People Make When Claiming Social Security

2021-07-16T16:22:53-05:00July 16th, 2021|Blog|

3 Common Mistakes People Make When Claiming Social Security By: Margaret Nickens Social Security helps many Americans fund their retirement, but sorting through all of the different claiming strategies and rules can be challenging. Retirees may end up claiming their Social Security benefits too early or claiming in a manner that doesn't best meet their [...]

Password Security: Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

2021-08-20T10:47:27-05:00April 16th, 2021|Blog|

Password Security: Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft By: Stacey Nickens This time of year, you may be cleaning out your garage, donating last season's boots, or regifting the Christmas presents that you never used. Many of us remember the importance of keeping our homes organized. However, we often forget to regularly "reorganize and clean up" [...]

Stimulus Checks Delayed for Some Social Security Recipients

2021-03-29T16:12:22-05:00March 29th, 2021|Blog|

Stimulus Checks Delayed for Some Social Security Recipients By: Stacey Nickens Almost 30 million Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will be experiencing a delay in receiving their third stimulus checks. The Social Security Administration (SSA) initially failed to send necessary information to the IRS. However, after a letter from four Congressmen prompted [...]

Financial Lessons We Can Learn From 2020

2021-01-08T16:10:51-05:00January 8th, 2021|Blog|

Financial Lessons We Can Learn From 2020 By: Stacey Nickens To say that 2020 was a tumultuous year could be an understatement. Between the pandemic and a presidential election, many of us experienced plenty of uncertainty and stress. For some of us, we lost loved ones or became ill ourselves. However, challenging times always teach [...]