Archive for June 2021

Economic Lessons from Used-Car Inflation

Various factors drive used car prices.  Inflation is defined as the general upward price movement of goods and services in an economy. The key word is “general.” Inflation tends to be uneven and affects the price of some items more than others. If you’ve been in the market for a used car, you’ve learned a…

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A COLA with Your Social Security?

Preliminary estimates call for a 4.7% cost-of-living increase.1 If there is a “silver lining” to all the inflation talk, it may be that Social Security benefits are expected to see a larger-than-normal increase in 2022. Preliminary estimates call for a 4.7% cost-of-living increase (COLA) in Social Security benefits next year, which would be the highest…

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Episode 127: The 3 Worlds of Money

If you understand the three worlds of money, you will have a better understanding of how financial planning works. So today, we’ll remove the financial terms and extra jargon in order to focus on the three worlds of money: banking, insurance, and Wall Street. They serve significantly different purposes, and it’s important to understand how each fit into your financial world.

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