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Countdown to the Fed

The Federal Open Market Committee meets on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. What is the likelihood of a rate hike at that meeting? If not in October, will it be December, or sometime in 2016? In our latest video, Jim McCaughan recaps what happened at the Federal Reserve’s September meeting and what…

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No COLA for Social Security and its Impact on Some Unlucky Medicare Beneficiaries.

Good luck trying to convince those on fixed incomes there was no inflation in the past year. In 1975, Congress passed into law one of the most important provisions for the Social Security program. It authorized annual cost-of-living allowances, or COLAs, for Social Security benefit recipients based…

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