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What You Need to Know about myRAs

Posted on: February 1st, 2014
What is a myRA? The myRA (rhymes with IRA) is a new workplace retirement savings account discussed by President Obama in the State of the Union address, and subsequently authorized by executive order. The administration hopes that employers who currently don't offer a workplace retirement plan will make myRAs available to their employees. Only limited details are currently available. ...

New Mortgage Rules Scheduled to Take Effect in January

Posted on: December 30th, 2013
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued new mortgage rules that are scheduled to take effect on January 10, 2014. ...

Bonds vs. Bond Funds: Which Is Better When Interest Rates Rise?

Posted on: December 11th, 2013
The Federal Reserve has said it expects to begin raising its target rate sometime in 2014. Since bond prices fall when interest rates rise, it may be a good time to pay increased attention to any fixed-income investments you have. Here are some factors to consider when you review your portfolio....

The Impact of Health-Care Costs on Social Security

Posted on: December 9th, 2013
For many retirees and their families, Social Security provides a dependable source of income. In fact, for the majority of retirees, Social Security accounts for at least half of their income (Source: Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security, 2013). However, more of that income is being spent on health-related costs each year, leaving less available for other retirement expenses. ...

What can I do to protect my username and password information from computer hackers?

Posted on: December 4th, 2013
At one time, computer hackers were viewed as a few rogue individuals who mainly worked alone. Today, many hackers are part of highly sophisticated networks that carry out well-organized cyber attacks. Unfortunately, these online security breaches can result in your username and password information being compromised. ...

Social Security and Medicare Figures for 2014

Posted on: December 4th, 2013
New figures announced...
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