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Will the Current U.S. Banking Crisis Impact My Retirement?

As we move through 2023, the global economy has been experiencing some significant changes. Unfortunately, one of these has been the failure of several prominent U.S. banks; specifically, Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank, and First Republic Bank. Understandably, these failures have caused many retired or soon-to-be retired Americans to question whether they can rely on their banking partners for the long haul. This is an important topic, so let’s discuss it.

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Light at the End of the Inflation Tunnel?

At some point over the past year, the financial media’s inflation coverage transitioned from, “Will this high inflation persist?” to, “Here’s how to cope with inflation that’s here to stay!” It seems some investors have resigned themselves to a new normal of high inflation following decades of below-average consumer price changes.

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Volatility is Back

If you are feeling a little uncertain about the markets you are not alone. The S&P 500’s April return of -8.7% was the 14th worst month since 1970. You would have to go back to March 2020 (the very beginning of the pandemic induced Bear market) and September 2008 (the height of the financial crisis) to find worse months.

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Recent Market Volatility

The recent market volatility has not been fun to go through. In fact, January 2022 has been one of the worst starts to a year in recent history. Should this give you reason for concern? While the volatility we have experienced so far this year is not pleasant,...

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