Planning for Inflation

Planning for Inflation

As the pandemic recedes, inflation has come to the forefront of economic news. The inflation rate in the U.S. hit 8.3 percent in April 2022, the highest rate in decades, but not the highest rate we’ve ever experienced (29.78% in 1778, and 19.66% in 1917 is the...
The Different Types of IRAs

The Different Types of IRAs

This popular retirement savings vehicle comes in several varieties. Many Americans know about Roth and traditional IRAs, but there are other types of Individual Retirement Arrangements. Here’s a quick look at all the different types of IRAs: Traditional IRAs...
Avoid These Life Insurance Missteps

Avoid These Life Insurance Missteps

Shop wisely when you look for coverage. Are you about to buy life insurance? Shop carefully. Make your choice with insight from an insurance professional, as it may help you avoid some of these all-too-common missteps. 1. Buying the first policy you see. Anyone...
The Pros & Cons of Roth IRA Conversions

The Pros & Cons of Roth IRA Conversions

If you own a traditional IRA, perhaps you have thought about converting it to a Roth IRA. Going Roth makes sense for some traditional IRA owners, but not all. Why go Roth? There is an assumption behind every Roth IRA conversion – a belief that income tax rates will be...
Smart Financial Steps After College

Smart Financial Steps After College

Did you recently graduate from college? The years after graduation are crucial not only for getting a career underway but also for planning financial progress. Consider making these money moves before you reach thirty. Direct a bit of your pay into an emergency fund....