Social Security Woes

July 9, 2020

In 2000, actors Helen Hunt and Kevin Spacey starred in “Pay It Forward.” The premise of the film is that a person repays a favor by offering small acts of kindness to more people. This concept of paying it forward leads to an exponential movement of goodwill.   Social Security works a bit like that.…

5 Proven Steps to Achieving Financial Independence

June 28, 2020

How do you become financially independent?  It’s no accident.  Learn 5 proven steps that could help you achieve financial independence, on Retirement Solutions Radio Show, “5 Proven Steps to Achieving Financial Independence.“ Listen Now! Our firm assists retirees and pre-retirees in the creation of retirement strategies utilizing investment and insurance products. Advisory services offered through…

The Future of Retail Raises More Questions Than Answers

June 24, 2020

Will we learn to live with less? Some lessons were learned when the U.S. initially closed up shop and told everyone to stay home. For example, we can live without extra-soft, double-ply toilet paper and go a whole weekend without shopping at a store or eating at a restaurant — but we’d rather not. Yet…

How the Pandemic Is Affecting the Real Estate Market

June 24, 2020

Research has found that over a 150-year period (1870 to 2015), owning a home has proved to be one of the most stable and secure holdings compared to other types of investments. While offering the added benefits of providing shelter and leaving it as a legacy, residential property is generally viewed as a financial asset…

Drug Prices Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

June 24, 2020

A study published in May in the Journal of Virus Eradication reported on nine potential medications that could be used to treat the coronavirus. Based on how much these drugs currently cost, researchers projected prices for a generic version. For example, in the case of sofosbuvir (a drug used to treat hepatitis C), the price…

What Might Be Next — Inflation or Deflation?

June 24, 2020

Consumer prices fell by 0.8% on a seasonally adjusted basis in April, the biggest drop in more than a dozen years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Conversely, prices for grocery items jumped 2.6%, the highest one-month increase in 46 years, with eggs rising by 16%.1   What’s going on here? Well, the devil is…

The 5 Keys to Getting More Income From Social Security.

June 22, 2020

When you file for social security … hundreds of thousands of dollars are at stake. Learn how you could wring every nickel out of your benefits on Retirement Solutions Radio Show, “The 5 Keys to Getting More Income From Social Security.” Listen Now! Our firm assists retirees and pre-retirees in the creation of retirement strategies…

Health Care: What Lies Ahead

June 15, 2020

In 1960, the average American spent about $147 a year on health care expenses. In 2017, that number was $10,739. In the ’60s, the health care industry represented 5% of GDP. In 2017, it was nearly 18%.1 Unfortunately, annual incomes have not increased on par with this particular cost of living. As a result, more…

Post-Pandemic Job Market

June 2, 2020

It will be interesting to see how the job market fares over the next few months. While millions of workers have been laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic, many of those employers will be reopening and may or may not rehire those let go. Much depends on the direction of the outbreak: If it…

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