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Over the past 18 months, rising interest rates have put considerable pressure on markets. However, remember that despite the borrowing cost has increased, we are finally earning some interest on our cash.
As we continue to monitor the inflation and economic data coming in, it is important to make sure your portfolio can withstand a bumpy ride should interest rates need to go higher than anticipated and tip the economy into a recession.
Structured notes can be used to replace existing exposures in your portfolio with a product that offers downside protection and amplified upside returns.
To qualify as a QCD, the gift must be made directly from an IRA account. Employer plans, such as 401ks or 403bs, aren’t eligible for QCDs, just IRAs.
The impact A.I. will have on your finances is limitless. We are still in the early stages of development and adoption, and there are too many inaccuracies within the technology for widespread use, and improvements remain constant.
Certificates of Deposit became something of an afterthought in a zero-interest rate world. The days of earning 0% yield on bank accounts and not much more on conservative bonds are behind us for the moment. So what does that mean for investors?
One of the best uses for your refund is to pay down any high-cost debt. Unless you are on an introductory rate, your credit card debt is probably costing you a pretty penny.
Social Security benefits are an essential piece of many retirees' financial plans. Most people know they are entitled to benefits based on their own record or earning history, but did you know that you are also eligible for benefits on your spouse's earnings?
As you prepare for a job change, be aware that you will likely have a higher income than in prior years and that higher income has some implications.
The Fed's actions prevented a widespread run on the banks. However, market volatility will ensue as investors weigh the quickly changing landscape in the U.S. and abroad.
With the Federal Reserve’s rapid interest rate increases, more options exist for your cash to earn interest. However, your bank may not be keeping up.
In an ideal world, the consumer steadily spends money with zero credit card debt and a healthy savings balance. However, we live in the real world. Given the circumstances, the U.S. consumer is still in relatively good shape.