Are You Prepared for Rising Estate Taxes?

Are You Prepared for Rising Estate Taxes?

Current Estate Tax Current tax law provides an exemption of $11.7 million per person ($23.4 million for a married couple) in 2021 to be passed to beneficiaries without federal estate tax. The federal estate tax rate is currently 40%. Proposed Changes President Biden...

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7 Things You Need to Know About MARKET CORRECTIONS

7 Things You Need to Know About MARKET CORRECTIONS

Bears symbolize a falling stock marketPhoto by Becca on Unsplash 1. A stock market correction is defined as a 10% decline in valuations, such as when the S&P 500 stock index falls by 10% or more from its previous high. When the decline exceeds 20%,...

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5% Dividend Yield for Income in a Low Interest Rate World

5% Dividend Yield for Income in a Low Interest Rate World

Retiree Earning Income from Dividends Instead of Low-Yielding Bonds Low Interest Rates The Fed is likely to hold its short-term interest rate near zero for at least five years. This is a challenge for retirees and others who need stable sources of income. Depressed...

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Investing for Inflation

Investing for Inflation

US Dollar After Inflation The US Federal Government’s massive $5.6 trillion expansionary policies through July 31, 2020 mitigated much of the short-term economic damage from the government-mandated shut-down, but is causing many investors to worry about impending...

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10 Ways to Improve Your Retirement Investments Now

10 Ways to Improve Your Retirement Investments Now

Consider the following 10 ways to improve your retirement investments during the pandemic: Do increase long-term investment allocations to stocks while interest rates are depressed. At current low interest rates on high-quality bonds, a diversified portfolio of stocks...

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Retiring During the Pandemic

Retiring During the Pandemic

For people planning on retiring soon, the Covid-19 pandemic produced two new factors to consider: Lower Interest Rates reduce income. Retirees will earn at least ¼ less income from their bond holdings now than January 2, 2020, as shown in table below.Higher Risk....

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3 Steps to Know When You Are Financially Ready to Retire

3 Steps to Know When You Are Financially Ready to Retire

Determine the Resources You Will Need to Sustain Your Living Expenses Once You Stop Working A common question people ask is “Do I have enough money to retire?” The answer depends on several factors. This 3-Step guide will help you determine the resources you will need...

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