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18
Nov

Social Security 2020: Increasing Taxes, Payments, and the Full Retirement Age

Social Security Retirement benefits are set to increase a modest 1.6% in 2020. For the average retired worker that adds an extra $24 per month to their retirement check. Retired couples will see their combined benefits grow to $40 per month. This cost of living (COLA) increase is one of the smallest over the past twenty years and will help

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11
Nov

Today’s Pre-Retirees: Financial Planning with a Contingency Plan

Financial planning with a contingency plan is a requirement for all those who expect to retire at some point. The demographics of retirement and a ‘retired person’ is rapidly changing worldwide. Over the past 200 years, there have been remarkable changes in health and wealth around the globe. Now, there is a converging demographic between countries, thanks to world aid

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4
Nov

Is Lowering Interest Rates Good for the Economy and the Markets?

In this article we look at the effect lowering interest rates can have on the economy and the markets. Interest rates can have a positive or a negative effect on the U.S. economy, the stock markets, and your investments. When The Fed changes the Federal Funds Rate (the rate at which banks can borrow money to lend to businesses or

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29
Aug

Retirement Planning By Age: What You Should Be Doing Right Now (Infographic)

Retirement Planning By Age: What You Should Be Doing Right Now (Infographic) The post Retirement Planning By Age: What You Should Be Doing Right Now (Infographic) appeared first on Smart Money Advisors. Source: Smart Money Advisors Retirement Planning By Age: What You Should Be Doing Right Now (Infographic)