A new publication from the Department of Labor, “Top 10 Ways to Prepare for Retirement," is actually a very helpful retirement checklist. Here, Kimberly Foss gives a summary of the DOL’s ten points on how you can make sure you’re ready to retire—and not outlive your income.
While inflation is usually bad news to most investors, it may give social security recipients their largest cost-of-living adjustment since 1982. Here, Kimberly Foss discusses the cost-of-living adjustment for social security recipients and how inflation affects it.
To lift, or not to lift, the debt ceiling is the question on capital hill right now. The clock is ticking with the deadline for raising the limit probably somewhere between the middle of October and the first of November. Kimberly Foss covers the drama on Capitol Hill.
For fixed-income investors, it is challenging to find favorable interest rates in combination with the type of security that most are looking for. Yields on US Treasuries may not seem very appealing but they are actually better than what bond investors in other countries around the world are able to achieve. Kimberly Foss discusses what is happening in other countries.
With inflation apparently on the rise, many investors are concerned about its effect on the purchasing power of their portfolios. Here, Kimberly Foss discusses a study by analysts at Dimensional Funds on the long-term effects of inflation on various types of portfolio assets.
When many investors think of investment risk, they focus on the stock market, which, as we know, goes through both rising and falling cycles. But there’s more than one type of risk to consider, especially if you’re concerned about the future purchasing power of your retirement funds. And the risk that many investors forget about is inflation, the “silent thief.”
Since 1996, the Friday after Labor Day is designated as 401(k) Day. Kimberly Foss discusses how this day is used to promote 401(k)s and encourage employees to start taking their retirement planning seriously.
Heading into the last part of the year, Kimberly Foss discusses the financial and economic topics she is watching now. From job gains to inflation to the unknowns of the Delta variant, Kimberly shares what she sees as the important things to watch.
When becoming an empty nester, there are not only emotional changes but financial changes as well. Kimberly Foss takes a look at a some ideas for the repositioning that can provide important resources as you transition into the next phase of your adventure.