In the exciting world of personal finance, understanding and managing your cash flow is akin to mastering the control panel of a high-performance sports car. A firm grasp on this element helps you steer your financial journey in the right direction, enabling you to live comfortably today while preparing for a secure future. In this blog, we'll dive into why positive cash flow plays a crucial role in your financial health.Read more
Believing Investing is a Smooth Ride
Investors need to remember that markets can be turbulent. Between February 12, 2020, and March 23, 2020, the Dow Jones Industrial Average* lost 37% of its value due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, recovery was swift, and by November 2020, U.S. markets had returned to their pre-pandemic highs.1 Preparing for declines is essential. There can be a strong temptation to pull out of the markets when they tumble. Instead of retreating, you may need to adjust your investment approach. By remaining flexible, you could be able to take advantage of opportunities while managing risks.
The pandemic sparked some interesting retirement trends. First there was an unexpected decline in the share of workers in the United States who were 55 and older, prompting a study called “The Great Retirement Boom” by economists with the Federal Reserve. By early 2022, the trend was reversing. “Unretirements” were on the rise, with an estimated 1.5 million retirees returning to work in the U.S. labor market by March 2022. A study of Labor Department data by Nick Bunker, an economist with Indeed, revealed that as of March 2022, 3.2% of workers who had retired a year earlier had gone back to work, becoming unretired.Read more