Can I Retire on Social Security

by Mark Brockett Finance
Can I Retire on Social Security With inflation on the rise and savings disappearing, the question is, Can I Retire on Social Security?  With scarce exception, the days of working for the same company for 40 years after high school to earn a ride through retirement with an earned pension are now gone.  Even for those fortunate to have worked in the public sector and earned a pension, those pensions are teetering on insolvency. According to Forbes, U.S. public pensions are underfunded ...
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Does Inflation Affect Me Personally?

by Mark Brockett Finance
Does Inflation Affect Me Personally It’s easy to conclude that inflation is having an impact on us, but few of us understand why (or even want to take the time to understand), so it seems difficult to really know if we are going to have enough.  Though we don’t understand the complexities of the economy, we trust it for some reason.  In our personal finances, we don’t pay much attention to how inflation is having an impact, but it absolutely is.  If ...
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How to Beat Inflation

by Mark Brockett Finance
How to Beat Inflation How do we know if we have enough money set aside for savings, retirement, or even just to keep ahead?  It seems like every day there is a new military conflict to fund, another investment that underperforms, or another world event that promises to impact my finances.  These events (plus many more) result in my money just not going as far as I would like it to or thought it would.  A short while ago I said to ...
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