2021 in Review
2021 of the US stock market, high growth tech stocks, metaverse stocks, inflation, interest rates and real estate.
Should You Be Concerned About Inflation?
If you pay attention to financial news, you are probably seeing a lot of discussion about inflation, which has reared its head in the U.S. economy after being mostly dormant for the last decade.
Rising Inflation: Where Will It Go from Here?
In March 2021, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.6%, the largest one-month increase since August 2012. What does it mean and where will it go from here?
Where to Look for Signs of Economic Recovery: High-Frequency Indicators
Since the pandemic began, disruptions in business activity have varied greatly from region to region. Unfortunately, many of the official government statistics used to gauge the health of the U.S. economy are backward looking and somewhat delayed. Here are some of the high-frequency indicators that may be helpful in evaluating the progress of the economic recovery.
Due Date for Federal Income Tax Returns and Payments Postponed to May 17
Due to the unusual conditions related to the coronavirus pandemic, the due date for individuals to file 2020 federal income tax returns and make tax payments has been postponed by the IRS from Thursday, April 15, 2021, to Monday, May 17, 2021.
IRA & Retirement Plan Limits for 2021
Many IRA and retirement plan limits are indexed for inflation each year. Some of the limits remain unchanged for 2021, other key numbers have increased.
Medicare Open Enrollment for 2021 Begins October 15
The annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period is the time during which Medicare beneficiaries can make new choices and pick plans that work best for them.
How Secure Is Social Security?
With more people retiring than people being born, everyone is asking the question, how secure is Social Security and will I recevie my benefits?
Social Security and Medicare Financial Challenges
Most Americans will eventually receive Social Security and Medicare benefits. Each year, the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds release lengthy reports to Congress that assess the health of these important programs. The newest reports, released on April 22, 2020, discuss the current financial condition and ongoing financial challenges that both programs … Continued