The first few weeks of 2017 have come and gone. How are those resolutions holding up? If you’re like many Americans, making better financial decisions and/or saving more money was at least one of your resolutions for this year (right after losing weight and making healthier decisions). If you are struggling to stay committed to […]
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The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 was signed into law by President Obama on November 2, 2015. The budget agreement suspends the debt limit through March 15, 2017, and creates a framework for a spending bill to fund the federal government for the next two fiscal years. As part of the deal, lawmakers agreed to some major changes for Social Security, including the end of two Social Security claiming strategies — “file and suspend” and “restricted application” for spousal benefits. These strategies have given couples the potential for increased lifetime payouts.
We are all witnessing the increased volatility in the financial markets and it is natural to wonder how this may impact our wealth. Often times the various media outlets will sensationalize news at the expense of our emotions. We urge you not to focus on the headlines at the expense of your personal goals. We will remain vigilant and continue to monitor market developments. In that regard, we wanted to highlight a couple important aspects: