After 40 years, a new chapter is being written in the saga of high inflation. Some of us are old enough to remember the ugly story the last time in happened. But for millions of Americans, this is their first rodeo. As the price of everything has gone through...
Almost one-quarter of the 65 million people receiving Social Security rely on it for 90% of their retirement income. They’re locked in and there’s nothing they can do to get a bigger check except cross their fingers and hope for a cost-of-living raise every year. No one wants to be...
Ouch! The worst inflation in more than 40 years is inflicting pain on virtually every American, effecting their families, their budgets and their decisions.   The U.S. Department of Agriculture says inflation at the grocery store is 10.4% from June 2021 to June 2022. 41% of shoppers are now buying store...
Financial attitudes are changing with America’s young adults. For decades, parents have taught their kids that part of proper planning included saving for retirement. Saving could be accomplished with investment accounts, individual retirement accounts or any one of a litany of employer-sponsored retirement plans, including the 401(k). But there’s...
By Danielle Howard, CFP in MarketWatch Danielle takes her plumbing metaphor a bit too far but provides sound advice on intentional money management in retirement. By which she means you need to pay attention to the little stuff, stop the small leaks before you find yourself with a depleted retirement...
Inflation is painful. We’re reminded of it every time we go to the grocery store and the gas pump and when the utility bill comes. There’s a whole generation or two that’s never been through anything like this. And because it affects us on a personal level, it’s easy...
Alhambra's Bob Williams explains Social Security Cost of Living Adjustments and their effect on the Survivor Benefit.
There was dancing in the streets when Social Security announced that 2022 checks will go up by 5.9%, the biggest Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) in 40 years. But now, the streets are empty and the cheering is gone. Most of that Social Security COLA will be eaten up...
For months we’ve heard stories about record-high inflation not seen in the United States in more than 40 years. There’s been a plethora of reports about skyrocketing grocery prices, fuel prices, food shortages, and the doubling of power and utility bills. People talk constantly about the way inflation is...