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How much life insurance do I need?

How much life insurance do I need?

In most cases, if you have no dependents and have enough money to pay your final expenses, you don’t need any life insurance. If you want to create an inheritance or make a charitable contribution, buy enough life insurance to achieve those goals. If you have...

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7 Ways Retirement Will Be Different in 2023

7 Ways Retirement Will Be Different in 2023

Tax changes, RMD rules, Social Security COLA and more will affect older Americans’ finances You might have heard about big changes coming to retirement finance due to Secure 2.0, a package of provisions included in the massive spending bill enacted by Congress and...

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12 Tax Rules Linked to Inflation

12 Tax Rules Linked to Inflation

IRS adjustments may save you some money in 2023 Are expensive gas and groceries busting your budget? The Internal Revenue Service feels your pain. In one of the few silver linings of the highest inflation rates in four decades, the IRS announced inflation-adjusted...

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Your 2023 Tax Brackets vs. 2022 Tax Brackets

Your 2023 Tax Brackets vs. 2022 Tax Brackets

The income ranges, adjusted annually for inflation, determine which tax rates apply to you Even though we’re still in the 2022 tax year, and you filed your 2021 tax returns back in April, you’re probably thinking to yourself, “Gosh! I wonder what the tax brackets are...

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50 Years of Inflation: What Things Cost in 1972

50 Years of Inflation: What Things Cost in 1972

Surprisingly, some things are bargains today — but not many Remember 1972? Richard Nixon was president, the Oakland Athletics were on the way to winning the first of three consecutive World Series and All in the Family was the number 1 television show. Still, what you...

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Bah, Humbug: Inflation Drives Christmas Tree Prices Up

Bah, Humbug: Inflation Drives Christmas Tree Prices Up

Whether you opt for a real or a faux one, expect to pay 5 to 15 percent more this holiday season Christmas tree prices, whether for faux or real ones, are rising this holiday season as inflation spills over into decorations. How bad? Expect to pay anywhere from 5 to...

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A Recession Survival Guide for Retirees

A Recession Survival Guide for Retirees

Economic downturns are inevitable. Here's how to protect your retirement nest egg Is the U.S. in a recession? The media was filled with speculation after the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) announced that the nation's economy had contracted in the first and second...

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7 Ways You’re Blowing Your Retirement Savings

7 Ways You’re Blowing Your Retirement Savings

If these actions sound familiar, you may want to make some changes If worrying about running out of money in retirement is keeping you up at night, you aren’t alone. Untold numbers of older adults have that concern, and for good reason. Inflation is soaring, gas...

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