Despite Concerns, Retirement Confidence Remains Steady

For more information on this year’s Retirement Confidence Survey, please visit www.ebri.org. All investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal, and there is no guarantee that any investment strategy will be successful. There is no assurance that working with a financial professional will improve investment results. Nearly three quarters of workers and 77% of […]

Your Social Security Statement Gets A Makeover

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES Dightman Capital does not provide tax or legal recommendations. The information presented here is not specific to any individual’s personal circumstances. To the extent that this material concerns tax matters, it is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, by a taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be […]

Managing Bond Risks When Interest Rates Rise

Rising interest rates should not affect the return on a bond you hold to maturity, but may affect the price of a bond you want to sell on the secondary market before it reaches maturity. Mutual funds, ETFs, and UITs are sold by prospectus. Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses carefully before […]

What Do Rising Interest Rates Mean For Your Money?

Although rising interest rates make it more expensive for consumers and businesses to borrow, retirees and others who seek income could benefit from higher yields on savings accounts and CDs. On March 16, 2022, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve raised the benchmark federal funds rate by 0.25% to a target […]

Watch Out For These Common Tax Scams

While tax scams are especially prevalent during tax season, they can take place anytime during the year. If you see a scam, be sure to report it to the Internal Revenue Service at irs.gov, the Federal Trade Commission at ftc.gov, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at tigta.gov,and/or your local police department. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), […]

Colliding Forces: Russia, Oil, Inflation, and Market Volatility

Any disruption of Russian oil exports would have a significant effect on global supplies and drive prices higher. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has drawn condemnation and punitive sanctions from the United States, Europe, and their allies. The humanitarian cost of war cannot be measured, and the long-term economic effects could take months or years […]

There’s Still Time to Contribute to an IRA for 2021

Making a last-minute contribution to an IRA may help you reduce your 2021 tax bill. If you qualify, your traditional IRA contribution may be tax deductible. And if you had low to moderate income and meet eligibility requirements, you may also be able to claim the Saver’s Credit for 2021 based on your contributions to […]

Help Wanted: Why Can’t Businesses Find Enough Workers?

COVID-19 may have kicked off a severe labor shortage, but longer-term demographic trends are partly to blame for this highly unusual job market. The headline U.S. unemployment rate fell from 6.7% at the end of December 2020 to 3.9% in December 2021, marking the biggest one-year improvement in history.1 While many workers took advantage of this […]

Federal Tax Filing Season Has Started

IRS started accepting returns: Monday, January 24, 2022 Filing deadline for most individuals: Monday, April 18, 2022 Tuesday, April 19, 2022, if you live in Maine or Massachusetts Monday, October 17, 2022, if you file for an automatic six-month extension by the original due date The IRS announced that the starting date for when it would accept and process 2021 tax-year […]

Will Infrastructure Investment Pave the Way to a Stronger Economy?

This large injection of funds is likely to affect how many Americans commute, travel, transport goods, access the Internet, power homes and buildings, and more. In November 2021, Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a roughly $1 trillion package that reauthorized existing programs and provided more than $550 billion in new funding over […]