If inflation remains hot, retirees may get a bigger bump to their Social Security benefits than previously estimated. Last week, the annual report from the trustees of the Social Security and Medicare programs projected a 3.8% increase in the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for beneficiaries’ monthly checks next year. But since the report data was gathered in mid-February,…

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Summer is in full swing. Are you thinking of taking a summer trip? Here are some travel tips to help you navigate the soaring gas prices, airfare, and hotel fares. Consider going to Europe; the dollar is strong relative to the Euro One place to search for the best room rates is Hotels.com’s new Hot Price…

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You may be asking: Why have my fixed income funds lost money? The short answer: The Effective Federal Funds rate has increased year to date; buyers and sellers have incorporated that information, as well as their expectations about future changes in interest rates, into prices. Just remember that when the yield of a bond increases,…

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