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Normally, an inflation reading of 7.7% is not good news. But things have not been normal for some time. Reported inflation for October was 7.7%, and in a backward way, that turned into the best news of the year. The S&P 500 was up 5.5% that day, which was its best one-day return of the entire year. It doesn’t take much good news for market returns to improve when the lows have been baked in. As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, it may serve us well to be thankful that it likely won’t take too much good news for markets to improve from here.
Food prices this Thanksgiving made us wonder how people celebrated on other occasions when times were tight. Just for fun — a group of Savant employees agreed to cook and provide a review for several Depression-era Thanksgiving dishes.
It can be scary and difficult to talk to your family about your finances. But the holidays can present a perfect opportunity to start the conversation.
Our team of tax professionals recaps legislative changes made in 2022 and what’s on the horizon for 2023. They also uncover 10 common tax myths and share tax strategies.
The last 18 months have witnessed a return to normalcy among some diversifiers – small-cap value, energy stocks, and managed futures, to name a few. Others have been flipped on their heads entirely – hello, bonds! Yet one area has remained consistently disappointing from one decade to the next: unhedged exposure to international stocks from the lens of a U.S.-based investor.
If you’re in an industry where whispers of potential layoffs are growing louder, it can’t hurt to prepare financially – as well as emotionally — for a possible pink slip.
Don and Marjorie, both in their late 80s, decided to move closer to their daughter, Amy. Don’s health was declining fast and Amy knew she needed to understand her parents’ financial situation quickly. She reached out to a Savant advisor for help.
We recently discussed how to create a personalized retirement income strategy with Bob Witt, a financial advisor in Savant’s Lincolnshire, IL office.
2022 hasn’t exactly been a banner year for the U.S. economy. If recent events have caused you to think twice about retiring, you’re not alone. Financial advisor Justin Smith provides three action items to help you decide.
The IRS recently announced new contribution limits for 401(k)s and other employer-sponsored plans. Plan sponsors can seize this opportunity to increase employee satisfaction.
Now that control of the House and Senate hangs in the balance, there will be no shortage of predictions about how the outcome of the midterm election may impact financial markets and the economy. Investment research analyst Daniel Noonan looks at the historical data.
The holidays are usually the time of year when we throw our budget right out the door. Planning ahead may help you keep your spending in check. Savant’s director of financial planning, Anne Mank, offers these tips.