Inflation Presents Unique Risks – Know How You’ll Respond

Inflation Presents Unique Risks – Know How You’ll Respond Barnett Financial & Tax

If your weekly grocery bill is noticeably higher or you can’t believe how expensive gas is, you’re not alone. Inflation is at 40-year highs,[1] and a recent poll found that 52% of Americans said the most important issue facing the country is inflation.[2] It’s significant that so many Americans recognized inflation as a major threat…

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You Can’t Stop Inflation, But You Can Prepare

You Can’t Stop Inflation, But You Can Prepare Barnett Financial & Tax

Did you ever hear your parents or grandparents talk about how much less everything used to cost? They weren’t exaggerating – in 1960, a gallon of conventional whole milk was 31 cents, and today it’s $3.77 on average.[1] A few dollars might not seem like much, but that’s a 1,116% increase. You’ve likely noticed higher…

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Rising Interest Rates and High Inflation – How Will You Respond?

Rising Interest Rates and High Inflation – How Will You Respond? Barnet Financial & Tax

The Federal Reserve voted to raise interest rates for the first time since 2018 and has several more rate hikes planned for this year.[1] Rising interest rates can have significant effects on the economy and your finances. Between a volatile market, high inflation, and rising interest rates, know how you’ll respond. The Federal Reserve Raising…

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How Do You Handle a Volatile Market?

How Do You Handle a Volatile Market? Barnett Financial & Tax

Now that you’re nearing retirement, the term “market volatility” might stir up different feelings than it did 30 years ago. Older workers and retirees understand that they have less time to make up for losses in their investments and to ride out future market crashes than they did when they were younger. Leaving your financial…

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Could We See a Major Market Correction This Year?

Could We See a Major Market Correction This Year? Barnett Financial & Tax

While we saw record highs in the market in 2021, there’s no telling what could happen in 2022 or beyond. There are reasons we could see a market correction, and now is the time to ask yourself if you’re prepared for one. It can be hard to chart a course for retirement when you consider…

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Will We See More Inflation in 2022?

Will We See More Inflation in 2022? Barnett Financial & Tax

There are reasons to be optimistic about 2022, but there are also reasons to be worried: Everyone is wondering if we will see more inflation in 2022, where the market is headed, and the effects of a new COVID variant. But whatever 2022 holds, it’s important to make a plan for the future. The Federal…

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Where Could Interest and Tax Rates Be Headed?

Are you aware of the latest news that could affect your money? We recently heard from Federal Reserve Chairman Powell regarding interest rates, plus the Biden administration released a “Green Book” outlining some potential tax-increasing measures. There are several big changes proposed, and if they come to fruition, you may need to review your tax…

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