Investors do not have control of their retirement investments when their nest egg is gambled on Wall Street. This is becoming abundantly clear as the government is now trying to address their climate change agenda through the power of investing. Known as ESG Funds, the government is...
A surprise ruling from the Securities and Exchange Commission will start to put brokerages and investment professionals from the securities industry in the hot seat as the agency seeks to increase protections for consumers. Dating back to 2019, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities...
The threat of another global financial crisis sank equity markets on September 20, 2021, after news broke of a Chinese development company that was on the verge of defaulting on more than $300 billion dollars’ worth of debt. This event contributed to a growing tension in the...
Inflation continues to persist into the early Fall months of 2021 and Americans are facing more economic risks, including higher taxes on top of a reduction in purchasing power. Economists are currently predicting that the Social Security Administration will have to significantly increase social security benefits to...
There are many strategies that Americans use to save for retirement and each one has different benefits and drawbacks. Some of these options include 401(k) plans, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), mutual funds, target-date funds, and many other financial vehicles. In general, retirement savings vehicles fall into one...
Congress is officially set to move forward with legislation that will alter the retirement saving landscape once again, more than a year after passing landmark legislation that rattled Americans in and near retirement as well as their retirement savings plans. Coined as the SECURE Act 2.0, the...
Congress alongside first year President Biden are planning major tax overhauls that would create several issues for beneficiaries. Raising taxes on wealthy Americans has become a focal point of the majority party in Congress and for President Biden, as Democrats plan to increase taxes to address certain...
As more data becomes available about the economic impact of the coronavirus on retirement planning, multiple studies have shown that retirees and individuals nearing retirement age were not as negatively impacted through their retirement plans as one might expect. While this is the good news, the bad...
Personal debt plays a large role when it comes to saving for retirement and living as a retiree. Soaring debt resulting from increasing medical costs, credit cards, loans, and more limit the amount that workers can save and how much retirees can use in their golden years....
A spike in annuity sales from the fourth and final quarter of 2020 suggests that there is an increasing trend of investors looking for safer investment alternatives to high-risk stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Overall annuity sales were up 2% compared to the final quarter of 2019,...