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Sep 19, 2022

Where Are You Putting All That Cash?

With the Federal Reserve’s rapid interest rate increases this year, there are many more options for your cash to earn interest. However, your bank may not be keeping up.

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Sep 16, 2022

Point of Interest (Rates)

Interest rates are on the rise! What does this mean for your money? Well, it could be good or bad news depending upon where you keep your cash holdings. We’ve outlined how rising interest rates could affect your loan rates, credit card rates, investment returns, and more. Read on to ensure you’re getting the most yield from your cash holdings while those rates continue to rise.

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Sep 12, 2022

Student Loan Forgiveness – What to Do With Extra Money

While it will sound boring to some, paying off loans or adding to your savings are two approaches that can help you now and grow your nest egg for when you need the money later.

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Sep 1, 2022

Ask Bedel

Welcome to #AskBedel, a weekly personal-wealth Q&A where you can ask financial planning and investment experts for advice. Each week we’ll be answering your personal finance questions, so be sure to submit your questions to Bedel@BedelFinancial.com.

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Aug 29, 2022

Indiana 529 Plan: 5 Common Questions

A 529 plan is an investment account mainly for post-secondary education expenses. Money contributed is not deductible, but all earnings accumulate tax-deferred and are distributed tax-free if used for qualified education expenses.

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Aug 22, 2022

Is There Relief in Sight for Housing Prices?

How things play out will depend on the future supply of existing and new homes for sale, the health of the mortgage market, and the consumer's financial well-being. If you are looking to sell your home, you might want to do so sooner rather than later.

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Aug 15, 2022

Buy or Rent a Home? Which is Best?

When looking to "make a move," it's best to do your financial assessment, research your options, and consider the time you expect to live in the property. Generally, if planning to stay in the home long-term, buying makes better financial sense than renting under most circumstances.

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Aug 8, 2022

Investing for the Long Term is More Than Just Talk

While we know you get tired of hearing it, the best advice we can give is to stay the course and ensure that your portfolio is aligned with your financial goals. This is not just an empty platitude; we encourage it because it works.

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Aug 1, 2022

Loans from The Bank of…. Mom and Dad?

Intra-family loans can be a simple option to help borrowers save on interest expenses and give lenders a yield on funds that may otherwise sit in cash. However, you should also review your financial security before offering to help others.

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Jul 25, 2022

High Inflation, Strong Dollar…A Contradiction?

While a strengthening dollar has provided relief for US consumers against inflation, if the dollar were to fall against other currencies, this benefit would dissipate and expose Americans to further inflation from increasing import costs.

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Jul 18, 2022

Start Feeling Confident About Your Finances

When it comes to finances, there is more than meets the eye. If you catch yourself green with envy over someone else’s apparent financial status, take a step back and take stock of your successes.

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Jun 27, 2022

What Investment Could Beat Owning an NFL Team?

Pat Bowlen purchased the Denver Broncos in 1984 for $78 million. Upon his passing in 2019, there were family disputes and court cases, which eventually resulted in the recent sale of the team for $4.65 billion.

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