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IRS Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

To make it possible for voluntary retirement savings to keep up with inflation, the various numerical limits embedded within qualified retirement plans are indexed for inflation.

10 Tips to Keep Your Data Private

In a technology-centered world, keeping your data safe can seem like an impossible task. For Data Privacy Day, we’ve put together a quick guide on how to control who sees your data.

Corporate Profits Set to Slow After Stellar 2018

As the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law in December 2017, corporations saw their tax rate drop from 35% to 21% with the stroke of a pen. This tax rate decline contributed to profits blasting higher in 2018.

6 Predictors of Happiness in Retirement

A study of adult development has been carried out at Harvard for roughly the last century. Three groups have been tracked: 268 Harvard graduates born about 1920; 90 middle-class gifted women born about 1910; and 456 social disadvantaged men from inner cities born about 1930. Some of the results of the study were reported in Business Insider.

2020 Financial Resolutions

The new year is a perfect time to review and update your financial resolutions. Here are some things to consider as you plan for 2020 and beyond.