Yes, it’s that time again! The Annual Election Period (AEP) begins on October 15 and ends on December 7 of this year. This is an important time, and you will likely receive many communications regarding the upcoming Annual Election Period. Below are some frequently asked questions to prepare you for the upcoming open enrollment period.… Continue Reading Medicare Annual Election Period FAQ
You (and your friends) are invited to join a Social Security Benefit Options educational workshop hosted by Ash in Lewisburg! See the attached flyer below for more details. Register online at rsvp.org/421801
You (and your friends) are invited to join a Social Security Benefit Options educational workshop hosted by Ash in Lock Haven! See the attached flyer below for more details. Register online at rsvp.org/421274 *Note: GPS address for classroom is 399 W. Church St., class will be held in room EC J-101
Every year since 1975, the Social Security Administration has automatically adjusted its benefit payments upward to account for inflation; the goal is for the payments to keep pace with the cost of living that recipients are experiencing. For the past decade, these inflation adjustments have been pretty modest, as you can see in the chart.… Continue Reading Inflation and Social Security
There’s a lot of buzz in the investment world about Bitcoin—and cryptocurrencies generally. Is it an investment? A real medium of exchange? Some of this interest undoubtedly comes from the fact that, in 2009, Bitcoins were selling for eight cents a coin. At the peak earlier this year, one of those coins was trading at… Continue Reading Bitcoin “Investments”
You might wonder what you get in return for your tax dollars. The question isn’t so far-fetched; after all, the government collects those taxes—theoretically, at least—in order to give you back a comparable value in services like police protection, education, infrastructure and a social safety net. Are we getting what we pay for? A recent… Continue Reading Are Your Taxes Paying Off?
There is a difference between planning for hard times and living through them. We are in the latter. We are living through the hard times we may have planned for but wished and hoped wouldn’t come. After an unprecedented run of a bull market, we knew that a market correction was coming, but that doesn’t… Continue Reading What To Do In A Market Downturn
2020 has been a big year for change. With changing legislation and market volatility alongside battling a pandemic, our way of life has altered and adapted to fit our present circumstances. While there have been many challenging aspects of this year, an important new piece of legislation has passed aimed at increasing the efficacy of… Continue Reading What Is The SECURE Act and How Does It Impact Retirees?
By Ash Toumayants Life as we know it has changed significantly in a matter of weeks, and we don’t know when it will go back to normal—or what our new normal will look like. The constant barrage of briefings and updates cause many of us to panic or at least lose sleep at night. Although… Continue Reading Do Your Friends And Family Need Financial Guidance During This Stressful Time? We’re Available To Help Virtually
By Ash Toumayants While you didn’t plan it this way, it looks like spring cleaning will be happening while we all spend a lot more time at home due to social distancing. Allow us to make a suggestion: Make the most of the extra time you may have on your hands. It’s the perfect opportunity… Continue Reading Cleaning Up Finances While at Home Social Distancing