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Investments • Retirement Are Mutual Funds Right for My Portfolio?

Posted on October 20, 2021 by Gregg Brant

The Investment Company Act of 1940 created what is known as Mutual Funds. These funds pool together client capital to invest in companies through stocks and/or bonds. Individual investors own shares of the mutual fund instead of the underlying shares of the stocks/bonds that the fund owns. Mutual funds allow investors to have broad diversification… READ MORE

Personal Finances • Retirement Social Security Announces 5.9 Percent Benefit Increase for 2022

Posted on October 15, 2021 by Gregg Brant

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 5.9 percent in 2022, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 5.9 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2022. Increased payments to approximately 8 million SSI beneficiaries… READ MORE

Investments Is a Cryptocurrency Crackdown coming?

Posted on October 13, 2021 by Gregg Brant

The market for cryptocurrencies has ballooned to an estimated $1.8 trillion. Cryptocurrencies are essentially lines of computer code that are digitally signed each time they travel from one holder to the next. Not tied to banks or governments, they allow users to send or receive money anonymously, which has appeal to international criminals, money launderers,… READ MORE

Investments • Personal Finances • Retirement Will Social Security Be There When You Need It?

Posted on September 15, 2021 by Gregg Brant

On August 14, 2020 we wrote an article titled “Social Security: Can You Count on It?” and discussed the problems facing the Social Security system. At the time that article was written, the Social Security Trust Fund was on pace to run out of money in 2035. On August 31, 2021 Social Security’s trustees issued… READ MORE

Personal Finances Education Savings Options – Tax-Smart Ways to Help Your Children

Posted on August 4, 2021 by Gregg Brant

Finding the right education savings vehicle can be daunting. There are many choices, and it can be difficult to determine what is best given your financial situation and goals. We have outlined a few features of some of the most common education-savings vehicles, detailing the tax treatment for each, how much you can contribute, who can contribute, and the rules governing distributions. Your unique… READ MORE