Social Security recipients on fixed budgets count on their monthly benefits. But a proposed change tossed around in Washington D.C. budget discussions could leave them counting on less to meet their future needs. At issue is the way the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is calculated when determining Social Security benefit increases. Read more
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Few business tools have gained so much popularity, so quickly, as the tablet. In fact, the use of devices like iPads, Androids, and Windows tablets among financial professionals has nearly tripled since 2010. And that number is predicted to keep rising, according to the Financial Planning magazine 2012 Tech Survey.
It’s no wonder. Tablets can help financial professionals provide better service to clients, widen their reach and deepen relationships.
I’ve written previously about market volatility and how severe volatility can hurt overall portfolio return.
It should always be understood, when in the market, that volatility comes with the territory. Still, investors can manage the impacts of volatility through portfolio diversification. Diversification doesn’t assure a profit or protect against a loss in a market decline, but it can help to smooth the shocks in an investment portfolio.
If there’s ever been a topic to give someone a heart attack, it’s health care reform.
A lot of rumors and spectulation are going around about the Affordable Care Act, (aka Obamacare) and its impact on Medicare. Sometimes, the stories are pretty scary. Of course like most rumors, at best they’re exagerations and at worst they’re just wrong.