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Pros and Cons of Waiting Until 70 to Claim Social Security

By GRA News Blog | July 2, 2024

Americans have an eight-year window to claim Social Security benefits, starting at age 62 and ending at 70. Deciding when to claim involves weighing the…

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink wants to solve the retirement crisis and has an important message for aspiring retirees

By GRA News Blog | July 1, 2024

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, like Warren Buffett, offers valuable financial wisdom. In his 2024 letter to shareholders, Fink shared a personal story about managing his…

Ease on Down the Road to Retirement

By GRA News Blog | June 28, 2024

Transitioning to retirement can be challenging, especially if you love your job. Phasing into retirement by working part-time can offer a balanced approach and can…

What should you do if the US stock market suddenly drops by 25%? Here’s the late founder of the Vanguard Group’s sage advice for investors

By GRA News Blog | June 27, 2024

The U.S. stock market has surged in early 2024, with the S&P 500 up over 10% following a 24% rally in 2023. Optimism is high…

Five Reasons to Take Social Security Early (and Four Reasons to Wait)

By GRA News Blog | June 25, 2024

With a record number of Baby Boomers turning 65 in 2024, the decision to claim Social Security benefits early or wait until full retirement age…

Risk in Retirement: What’s the Right Level for You?

By GRA News Blog | June 24, 2024

While it’s comforting when things trend upwards, the reality is that recessions are inevitable. In retirement, the stakes are higher, making understanding and managing different…

5 Common Annuity Mistakes You Should Avoid

By GRA News Blog | June 21, 2024

Choosing the right annuity can be crucial for your financial future. With four main types available, understanding their individual purposes and advantages can be essential.…

The Top 5 Financial Scams Targeting Older Adults

By GRA News Blog | June 20, 2024

Financial scams targeting older adults are on the rise, resulting in significant losses. According to the FBI, in 2022 alone, there were over 88,000 complaints…

Fraud Prevention: Ways to help protect yourself and your finances

By GRA News Blog | June 18, 2024

Fraud affects everyone, regardless of age or income. Learn about common scams like phishing and identity theft, and discover ways to help protect yourself and…

‘The bank is watching you’: This is what happens when you deposit too much cash into your bank account

By GRA News Blog | June 17, 2024

Many Americans feel like “Big Brother is watching” when they deposit or withdraw large sums from their bank accounts. Alexis and Dean, a couple running…