5 Good Minutes: 2019 Updates

2019 Updates: Cost of Living Adjustments, Increased Contribution Limits and More

There are several important changes which can impact your retirement.  Today’s episode of 5 Good Minutes will focus on the 2019 updates to:

  • Social Security Benefits
  • Medicare Part B Premiums
  • IRA Contribution Limits
  • Retirement Plan Contribution Limtis
  • Health Savings Account Contribution Limits

Get A Copy of Your Social Security Benefits Esitmate

If you haven’t received a copy of your Social Security Benefits Estimate and Earnings record, you can obtain a copy by clicking on the button below.  It will tell you your projected benefit at Normal Retirement Age, your benefit at age 62 and at age 70.  The report also shows your earnings record over time.


Visit the Retirement Learning Center

Take a moment to visit our retirement learning center.  There is plenty of content about Social Security, Investing in retirement, and planning for retirement.

Extreme Volatility Returns: October 2018

Extreme Volatility

October was a difficult month for investors.  Both stocks and bonds declined during the month.  We also saw a return of extreme volatility in October.  Join us as we discuss how the investment markets performed last month.


Extreme volatility returned in October after a fairly calm summer.  Nearly half of the trading days (10 out of 23) featured a move of greater than 1% in either direction.  To put this in perspective, in the 105 trading days between May 1 and September 30, only 5 had a change of greater than 1%


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