2022 Key Numbers

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The Fed Pivots to Fight Inflation

On December 15, 2021, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve System made a significant shift in monetary policy in response to rising inflation. The Committee accelerated the reduction of its bond-buying program in order to tighten the money supply and projected three increases in the benchmark federal funds rate in 2022, […]

Supply Chain Chaos: Holiday Edition

Retailers have warned consumers that product shortages and shipping delays will continue — and perhaps worsen later in the season. The supply chain is the network by which products flow from the factories of suppliers to the inventories of retailers so they can ultimately be purchased by consumers. Corporate supply chains have been under pressure […]

Retirement Investors: This Back Door May Be Closing for Good

In addition to eliminating the conversion of nondeductible contributions from traditional IRAs to Roth IRAs, the proposed legislation includes a similar prohibition on the conversion of after-tax 401(k) contributions (so-called mega-back-door Roth conversions), as well as other retirement-related provisions affecting those with large account balances ($10 million and higher) and high incomes (more than $400,000 […]

Medicare Open Enrollment for 2022 Begins October 15

Where can you get more information? Determining what coverage you have now and comparing it to other Medicare plans can be confusing and complicated. Pay attention to notices you receive from Medicare and from your plan, and take advantage of available help. You can call 1-800-MEDICARE or visit the Medicare website, medicare.gov, to use the Plan Finder […]

The Budget and the Debt Ceiling: Federal Spending in the Crosshairs

On September 28, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen informed Congress that the government will be unable to pay all of its bills if Congress does not raise the debt ceiling by October 18 On September 30, 2021, Congress averted a potential federal government shutdown by passing a continuing resolution to provide funding for government operations through […]

Too Hot to Handle: What’s Ahead for the U.S. Housing Market?

Prices are so high that some buyers are backing off, but demand remains strong and will outstrip housing supply for the foreseeable future. There are inherent risks associated with real estate investments and the real estate industry, each of which could have an adverse effect on the financial performance and value of a real estate […]

Infrastructure Legislation Advances, But Still Has a Ways to Go

Despite taking some important steps to advance, the legislation still has a ways to go and will have to overcome more hurdles. Two large infrastructure bills have taken important steps to advance in Congress. Here’s where they stand: On August 10, 2021, the Senate passed a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, to be named the […]

Taper Tantrum Part Deux?

How are you doing? Are you making plans for fall or taking a step back to reassess? Can you hit reply and let me know? There’s a lot to weigh right now, so I’m curious to hear your thoughts. One big thing you may have heard about in the headlines is the Federal Reserve’s hint […]

U.S. Census 2020 Results: Takeaways

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