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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2022 Key Numbers

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Should You Be Concerned About Inflation?

The next few months may indicate whether inflation is slowing down or changes in monetary policy are necessary. If you pay attention to financial news, you are probably seeing a lot of discussion about inflation, which has reared its head in the U.S. economy after being mostly dormant for the last decade. In May 2021, […]

Forecasting Surprises

What happens when the predictions are wrong?Is it time to panic?Is it time to ditch our strategy?It’s a fascinating question because it cuts right down to the question of what it means to live in an uncertain world.Humans are wired to dislike uncertainty.1And we’re used to a fair amount of (often unwarranted) certainty in the […]

American Families Plan Would Provide Benefits for Some, More Taxes for Others

The American Families Plan includes $1.8 trillion in proposed investments and tax credits for American families and children over a period of 10 years, as well as tax increases for those who earn more than $400,000 annually. On April 28, 2021, the White House released a fact sheet for President Biden’s American Families Plan (AFP), […]