Since its quick and steady climb in 2021, reaching a November peak of 6.2% not seen since 1982, inflation has been top of mind for financial professionals and their clients. While recent headlines point to a turning tide and the return to more moderate inflation rates in 2022, you must be prepared in these unpredictable times.
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Americans spend 10% of their annual income on vacations, on average.
Is Buying a Second Home Right for You? It Depends.
Whether it’s a cottage at the beach, a cabin in the mountains, or a condo in a bustling downtown, a second home is an appealing option for many people. However, homeownership is a big decision, and owning two properties is (at least) twice as complicated as owning one. That’s why you need to understand what’s involved, the resources you’ll need, and how the decision may impact your financial future. There are three main types of second homes:
If you or a loved one has disabilities or special needs, you know that the costs related to care can be substantial. The good news is, you may be able to reduce these costs by maximizing the tax strategies available to you.
401(k)s are one of the best benefits and employer retirement savings plans in the professional world. They make saving money convenient and are a vital part of many people’s retirement planning. However, with the average American holding more than 12 jobs before the age of 52, you’re unlikely to have just one 401(k) during your career — and that can leave you unsure of what to do.