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HOT TOPIC: Will Artificial Intelligence Upend the American Workforce?

June 2023

A chatbot with uncanny human-like writing abilities has become the poster child for artificial intelligence (AI) since it was released in late 2022, inspiring new levels of attention, excitement, and concern about recent advances in this life-changing technology. As the... Read more

Most Grocery Shoppers Aren’t Fooled by Shrinkflation

June 2023

Have you noticed that packages are smaller at the grocery store? If so, you’re not alone. A survey of consumers taken in 2022 found that a majority of U.S. adults have noticed shrinkflation — products shrinking in size while prices... Read more

Does the Social Security COLA Help If You’re Not Receiving Benefits?

June 2023

The Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2023 was 8.7%, the largest benefit increase since 1981. Obviously, the COLA helps current beneficiaries, but you may wonder whether it will make a difference if you’re not yet receiving retirement benefits. The... Read more

How Taxes Impact Your Retirement-Income Strategy

June 2023

Retirees face several unique challenges when managing their income, particularly when it comes to taxes. From understanding how taxes relate to Social Security and Medicare to determining when to tap taxable and tax-advantaged accounts, individuals must juggle a complicated mix... Read more

Diversifying with Market Caps

May 2023

The U.S. stock market struggled in 2022, with the S&P 500 index ending the year down 19.4%.1 The S&P 500, which includes stocks of large U.S. companies, is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market as a whole, and... Read more

Keep an Eye Out for IRS-Related Scams

May 2023

The IRS warns that although scams are especially prevalent during tax season, they also take place throughout the year.1 As a result, it’s important to always be on the lookout for suspicious activity so that you don’t end up becoming... Read more

Social Security Offers Benefits from Birth Through Old Age

May 2023

The bulk of Social Security benefits go to retirees, but Social Security is much more than a retirement program. Most Americans are protected by the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program — the official name of Social Security —... Read more

Municipal Bonds: A Tax-Advantaged Way to Put Capital to Work

May 2023

Municipal bonds are issued by public entities such as state and local governments, health systems, universities, and school districts to help finance the building and maintenance of infrastructure projects such as roads, airports, water systems, and facilities. Despite the higher... Read more

Bear Market Emotions: Strategy vs. Reaction

May 2023

Market volatility is stressful for many investors, and 2022 offered plenty of stress tests. The bear market that began in early January sent stocks on a wild ride with far more downs than ups. The S&P 500 hit its low... Read more

HOT TOPIC: Rescuing America’s Safety Net

May 2023

A March 2023 survey found that more than 90% of Americans worry about the Social Security program, and about half of those said they worry a great deal.1 A separate survey the same month found that more than 80% of... Read more