Financial News

Key Retirement and Tax Numbers for 2022

Every year, the Internal Revenue Service announces cost-of-living adjustments that affect contribution limits for retirement plans and various tax deduction, exclusion, exemption, and threshold amounts. Here are a few of the key adjustments for 2022. Estate, Gift, and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax The annual gift tax exclusion (and annual generation-skipping transfer tax exclusion) for 2022 is…

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Bonds, Interest Rates, and the Impact of Inflation

There are two fundamental ways that you can profit from owning bonds: from the interest that bonds pay, and from any increase in the bond’s price. Many people who invest in bonds because they want a steady stream of income are surprised to learn that bond prices can fluctuate, just as they do with any…

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Annuity Income: Annuitization vs. Lifetime Withdrawal

During your working years, you’re accustomed to living on an income from your job. When you retire, the income from employment ends. Social Security provides a steady income, but it probably isn’t enough to meet your retirement income needs. An annuity is an option that can provide a stream of income during retirement. With most…

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