Financial Living Blog

Navigating High Inflation

Mar 16, 2022 9:07:29 AM

It doesn’t take a government report to know that prices are higher now than a year ago.

If you’ve filled up the gas tank, ordered a cheeseburger or tried to buy a new couch in the past year, then you’ve probably felt a little sticker shock due to rising inflation.

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Steps That Can Boost Your Chances of Becoming a TSP Millionaire

Mar 9, 2022 1:36:40 PM

There is no secret strategy to become rich. You don’t need to put all your money in a new tech stock or cryptocurrency. You don’t even need to earn a six-figure salary. Many government workers, civil servants and military service members (or retired military) just like you are proof of this.

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Why Tapping Your Retirement Accounts Early Is a BAD Idea

Mar 2, 2022 11:49:18 AM

In the past year, a record number of Americans have put in their resignation letters. They have left to find better jobs, start their own businesses, simply take a break, or retire. All can be good reasons to quit, unless it means tapping your retirement accounts early.

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Electing AT&T Survivor Benefits

Feb 23, 2022 11:23:22 AM

A common question we’re asked: How can I make sure my spouse is financially provided for? In this article we take a closer look at the AT&T Survivor Benefit options.

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Common Habits of Happy Retirees and Unhappy Retirees

Feb 16, 2022 9:41:36 AM

Everyone’s experience in retirement is unique. But according to researchers, retirees share some common habits that can affect their happiness. Some offer attributes you may want to adopt and others you are best to avoid. Yet, they all can provide lessons on how to live a fulfilling retirement. Here are some common habits of happy retirees and unhappy retirees.

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How Federal Workers Can Take Advantage of the FERS Social Security Supplement

Feb 8, 2022 9:01:13 AM

The average age of workers taking voluntary, normal retirement under FERS (Federal Employees Retirement System) is 63. However, there are many federal employees who choose to retire earlier as soon as they gain access to their benefits.

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Charts that Explain Market Volatility, Corrections and Bears – Oh My!

Feb 2, 2022 1:23:52 PM

Stock market declines can feel alarming for just about everyone – no matter how seasoned an investor you are or how long your time horizon. A major reason is our own internal hardwiring. Psychological research suggests that we feel the pain of a loss twice as much as the pleasure of a gain.

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DIY Investing Comes with Its Own Costs

Jan 26, 2022 9:50:20 AM

Have a leaky roof? Watch this video. Hate the dentist? Start cleaning your own teeth. Want to build your own space-faring rocket? Follow these blueprints. There is an endless amount of information out there that can teach you how to do just about anything yourself. The question is, is that always a good thing?

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Your AT&T Benefits To-Do List for 2022

Jan 20, 2022 9:14:22 AM

With a new year comes new decisions. As an AT&T employee that means making new choices regarding your AT&T benefits. Of course, what you need to do depends on where you are.

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Market Update: Despite Headwinds, Economy and Markets Climb

Jan 12, 2022 10:28:42 AM

Advance Capital Management’s president and chief investment officer, Christopher Kostiz, provides his key economic and market insights from the most recent quarter.

Winston Churchill famously said, “Success is the ability to go from one problem to another without losing enthusiasm.” Too often, we let the steady drumbeat of negativity surrounding us dictate our thoughts, emotions and investment strategy. Today, the constant bombardment of depressing news about Covid, inflation, supply-chain issues, government deficits and partisan politics tends to overshadow many of the positive underlying fundamentals and trends in our economy.

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