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The Fed took center stage this week with its FOMC meeting, where committee members announced a 25-bps rate hike in their latest policy decision. What’s intriguing is the swift shift in the narrative on what the Fed might or might not do.
Have you ever questioned whether retirement is truly what you desire? Is it really the ultimate goal you seek? Retirement often signifies an end, but it’s also important to consider what you will begin. Give yourself permission to dream and think, “What if?”
Millions of people worldwide are affected by epilepsy, a debilitating disorder, and Purple Day aims to increase awareness of this condition. Caring for a child with special needs can be expensive, but a financial advisor can assist in finding resources to subsidize the significant annual costs.
If you’re approaching age 65 or are already enrolled in Medicare, you may find the program’s coverage options and costs confusing. Medicare is a federal health insurance program divided into four parts, each with its own coverage options and costs. Understanding what each part covers and when you can enroll in the program is crucial to ensure you have appropriate coverage for your healthcare needs.
Savant Wealth Management’s Chief Investment Officer, Phil Huber, discusses the recent bank failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, and provides some context around what consumers should consider when making choices about their liquid assets.
The sudden and dramatic downfall of Silicon Valley Bank led to a surge of withdrawals. In response, the FDIC swiftly established the Deposit Insurance National Bank of Santa Clara, and transferred all deposits from the defunct bank into it. Ultimately, the FDIC’s goal is to protect depositors and prevent any damage to the broader economy.
Those of us who follow the stock market are always on watch for a different, more maddening March Madness — the unexpected market or economic news that can send the markets fluctuating between airballs and slam dunks.
Being an executor is a difficult and time-consuming task, which is why it’s important to make the process as easy as possible for the loved ones you leave behind. Preparing in advance not only helps you ensure the best outcome, but it also helps your executor feel confident that they’re acting in accordance with your wishes.
A 401(k) plan helps attract and retain dedicated employees while also building a secure retirement. As a sponsor, paying close attention to plan details, particularly the fees, is important. In this article, we discuss why fees matter for employer-sponsored plans.
In periods of heightened volatility and uncertainty specific to the health of our financial institutions, investors rightfully require assurance that their bank deposits are not at risk and that their “safe money” is indeed safe.
One of the many complex decisions you’ll face as you approach retirement is when to claim Social Security benefits. This decision can have a significant impact on your financial well-being in retirement.
Financial planning is a journey, not a destination. Working with a trusted financial advisor can help you increase financial peace of mind both now and in the future. Keep these five tips in mind as you embark on your financial journey.