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I-Bonds Aren’t the Only Way to Fight Inflation

By GRA News Blog | January 12, 2023

I bonds shouldn’t be the only investment you consider if you are worried about inflation—TIPS could be a better fit. Buying and holding a selection…

You may get a 1099-K for Venmo and PayPal payments. Here’s how to prepare — and shrink your tax bill

By GRA News Blog | January 10, 2023

In 2022, the IRS may begin issuing 1099-K forms. These documents report income from third-party payment apps, like PayPal. Learn what you can do to…

What to Know About RMDs and Retirement Planning

By GRA News Blog | January 9, 2023

The Wall Street Journal published an article titled “Retiree Panic Over RMDs, and It’s Only Going to Get Worse” Learn more about how these increased…

Outrage at Starbucks’ tipping prompt shows people don’t get how the tipping con works

By GRA News Blog | January 6, 2023

Tipping and how we tip can feel complicated, but it doesn‘t have to be. We all want to thank our favorite baristas, but a lot…

Top economist Mohamed El-Erian says we’re not just headed for another recession, but a ‘profound economic and financial shift’

By GRA News Blog | January 5, 2023

Try not to listen to the dire predictions of an impending recession…you should be concerned, but maybe not as much as you think. This time…

Yes, you can invest as little as $100: Here are 4 ways to get started

By GRA News Blog | January 4, 2023

From college to post-grad, you have plenty of opportunities to save money and invest for your future. From investing in a retirement account to funding…

Social Security Beneficiaries May Not Receive a “Raise” In 2024

By GRA News Blog | January 4, 2023

Perhaps the biggest financial event of September for retirees is the annual Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). For those who receive Social Security payments, a…

Why Your Money May Not Go to the Heirs in Your Will

By GRA News Blog | January 4, 2023

A will may not be the final word on what happens to your money. Be sure to include updated beneficiary designations on all key assets…

I’m 49 years old and have nothing saved for retirement — what should I do? Don’t panic. Here are 3 of the easiest ways to help you catch up (and fast)

By GRA News Blog | January 4, 2023

If you’re 49 or older and have nothing saved for retirement, take a deep breath. Here are three of the easiest ways to help you…

10 Key Things to Think About in Your New Year Financial Planning

By GRA News Blog | January 3, 2023

Financial planning is rarely top of mind, but with 2023 set to be a tough year economically we thought we’d put together some pointers and…