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401(k) – You can’t win if you don’t play



I didn’t win Saturday night’s Powerball drawing but then again, I didn’t buy a ticket, so my odds of winning were zero.  At one in 292 million, if I had bought a ticket, my odds of winning would have been 0.000000342 percent, so essentially zero, as well. There were 14 who won $1 million (of…

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Adjusting to a New Reality: Higher, Potentially Positive, Real Fed Funds



The Core Consumer Price Index (CPI) moved higher with the November print from 1.91% year-over-year to 2.02% year-over-year, jumping 0.11% in one month. For reference, core inflation is most often calculated by taking the CPI and excluding certain items from the index, usually energy and food…

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