Newsletter Archive

Our financial newsletters are designed to provide helpful information on a wide variety of financial topics.

A full year’s worth of archived topics as diverse as Retiring in a Down Market and Starting a New Business can be found in the listings below. Simply click the newsletter topics that interest you to read them in their entirety.

Social Security Offers Benefits

Social Security Offers Benefits from Birth Through Old Age

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 — throughout their lives. At the Beginning of Your Career Your first experience with Social Security…

Keep an Eye Out for IRS-Related Scams

Keep an Eye Out for IRS-Related Scams

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 the victim of a scam. One of the more common IRS scams involves phishing emails.…

Diversifying with Market Caps

Diversifying with Market Caps

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 it is a good benchmark for broad market performance. But there are thousands of smaller…

Social Security program

HOT TOPIC: Rescuing America’s Safety Net

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 Americans worry Medicare will not be able to provide the same level of benefits in…

Vehicle Tax Credits

Breaking Down Clean Vehicle Tax Credits for Business Owners

If you own a business, you might be able to use one of these two new federal tax credits to help offset your cost to purchase certain clean vehicles (including electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles). Both credits are nonrefundable if they exceed your tax liability, but an unused general business tax credit can…

Tax-Loss Harvesting

Tax-Loss Harvesting Offers Chance at Silver Lining

Tax-Loss Harvesting Offers Chance at Silver LiningStock market downturns can be rough on your portfolio’s bottom line, but they may also offer the potential to reduce your tax liability and possibly buy shares at a discount. When an investment loses money, it’s often best to look beyond momentary price swings and hold it for the…

Bond Yields Are Up

Bond Yields Are Up, but What Are the Risks?

After years of low yields, bonds are offering higher yields that may be appealing to investors regardless of their risk tolerance. While bonds could play a role in any portfolio, they can be a mainstay for retirees looking for stability and income, and near-retirees might consider shifting some assets into bonds in preparation for retirement.…

Received an Inheritance

You’ve Received an Inheritance, Now What?

If you’ve recently received an inheritance, you may be facing many important decisions. Receiving an inheritance might promote spending without planning, but don’t make any hasty decisions. Here are some suggestions that could help you manage your inheritance. Identify a team of trusted professionals Tax laws can be complicated, so you might want to consult…