Archive | October, 2019

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Index Funds: An easy way to diversify your portfolio

Index Funds. Diversify. Portfolio. Buzzwords like these are often baffling to the new investor. Just as keywords, though, get you where you want to go on a computer search, such terms can take first-timers a long way in building wealth. “Index Funds offer a resilient investment strategy,” according to Sapling.com, “as well as an easy […]

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Social Security Tips for October, 2019

    Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Information for 2020 The 1.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 63 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2020. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 31, 2019. (Note: some people receive both Social Security and SSI benefits) […]

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Washington Hotline – October 22, 2019

WASHINGTON NEWS National Work and Family Month – Military Family Benefits In 2003, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution establishing October as National Work and Family Month. In support of military families, the IRS published IR-2019-169 to explain the tax benefits created specifically for military families. Additional information is available in IRS Publication 3, Armed […]

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