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Inflation Outlook for 2021

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5 Ways to Give Your Finances a $pring Cleaning

Spring is here! Time to get your finances in shipshape condition.
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Measuring the Value of a Financial Professional

Findings suggest that these relationships can make a difference for investors.
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RMDs Are Back for 2021

RMDs, or Required Minimum Distributions, are withdrawals that are required by the IRS each year out of your traditional retirement accounts like 401(k)s and IRAs starting at age 72. The money that you have to take out annually by December 31st at midnight is taxed based on your income tax rate for that tax year. Some retirees forget about RMDs when planning for retirement, and don't realize how big the tax bite may be for them.
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Interest rates, bond prices and inflation are related. Here’s how.

The Federal Reserve. Part of the mission given to the Federal Reserve by Congress is to keep [consumer] prices stable--that is, to keep prices from rising or falling too quickly. The Federal Reserve sees a rate of inflation of 2 percent per year as measured by a particular price index, called the price index for personal consumption expenditures as the right amount of inflation. The Federal Reserve seeks to control inflation by influencing interest rates.
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Tax Efficiency in Retirement

What role should taxes play in your investment decisions?
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7 Tips to Resolve Financial Issues Between Couples

No matter how long you have been together, financial issues can wreak havoc on a committed relationship. According to Investopedia, some of the top money issues between partners include money/personality style clashes, debt, personal spending, children, and extended family differences. When couples don't agree about spending and saving habits, it can lead to stress, arguments and resentment. Here are seven ways you can address financial issues positively, preferably before they arise.
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