Oct 10, 2023
A lot has happened since March 13, 2020. That's the date in which the U.S. Department of Education paused federal loan payments and set the interest rate to 0% as part of their COVID-19 relief program.
Aug 24, 2023
RILAs (Registered Index Linked Annuities), or "buffered annuities" are the fastest-growing segment of the multi-trillion-dollar annuity marketplace and are on pace for another record-breaking year.
Aug 2, 2023
When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the price of oil soared. While the trillions of dollars of stimulus mixed with low interest rates were the mean reasons why inflation was introduced to the world for the first time in the 21st century, so did gas.
Jul 7, 2023
Heading into 2023, most investors would have embraced any first-half report that didn't bring more red, let alone double-digit positive returns. As of June 30, the S&P 500 was up 15.91% for its best first half since 2019, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq was up 31.73%.
Jun 23, 2023
Inflation has been the buzzword in economics over the past 18 months, but it's slowly losing some of its pop. Led downward by falling energy costs, particularly fuel declining 37% year-over-year, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was up just 4.0% year-over-year for May.
Jun 9, 2023
Money can be the hero or nemesis, a master or slave. This coveted source of financial planning has been one of the most researched subjects of all time, eternally entertaining and perplexing its followers.
Mar 8, 2023
Red lights are flashing, and alarms are ringing in when it comes to the future of retirement planning.
Feb 3, 2023
Any realtor or real estate investor is fond of saying, "Location! Location! Location!" But, upon further examination of what causes real estate prices to rise and fall, it may be more accurate to shout, "Population! Population! Population!"