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The fear of missing out can be a killer for investors. Here’s how top-ranked financial advisors keep it at bay

The fear of missing out can be a killer for investors. Here’s how top-ranked financial advisors keep it at bay

Article originally published on https://www.cnbc.com/ The fear of missing out, or FOMO, can be a powerful psychological force — and it may lead unwary investors to lose bundles of money, according to financial advisors. A group of British psychologists defined FOMO as a fear “that others might be having rewarding experiences from which one is …

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What Does a Strong Dollar Mean for the U.S. Economy?

In late September 2022, the U.S. dollar hit a 20-year high in an index that measures its value against six major currencies: the euro, the Japanese yen, the British pound, the Canadian dollar, the Swedish krona, and the Swiss franc. At the same time, a broader inflation-adjusted index that captures a basket of 26 foreign …

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Daylight Savings Ends

Clocks turn back this weekend, but the future of daylight saving time is far from settled

Article originally published here: https://www.nbcnews.com/ The Sunshine Protection Act, which the Senate passed in March, has stalled in the House. Sleep experts, meanwhile, support a switch to standard time. At 2 a.m. ET on Sunday, clocks in the U.S. will turn back one hour as daylight saving time ends, marking the beginning of winter’s dark …

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Inflation

The typical U.S. household is spending $445 more a month due to inflation. Here’s how to reduce the bite

Read the original article here: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/19/how-to-reduce-the-impact-of-higher-consumer-prices-due-to-inflation.html Inflation is causing American households to spend $445 more per month buying the same items they did a year ago, according to an estimate from Moody’s Analytics. Consumer prices jumped by 8.2% in September versus the same month in 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday. That rate is down …

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Holiday Financial Planning

6 things to know about the 2022 holiday shopping season

Article originally published on: https://nrf.com Consumer trends, retailers’ plans and more Long before Halloween candy goes on sale, retailers are beginning to put out their holiday merchandise and offer deals targeting early shoppers. Is this the new normal? Are shoppers ready? What role does the economy play? Read on for answers to commonly asked questions …

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Medicare Open Enrollment Is Here: How Are Costs Changing for 2023?

Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period — which runs from October 15 through December 7 — is your annual opportunity to switch your current Medicare health and prescription drug plans to ones that better suit your needs. Just in time for Open Enrollment, 2023 Medicare premiums, deductibles, and other costs have been announced, and surprisingly, some of …

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Tips on filing Hurricane Ian insurance claims in Florida

Officials warn Floridians to be wary of disreputable claims adjusters, lawyers and roofing contractors who are poised to exploit the vulnerable. The answer to insurance frustrations after Hurricane Ian won’t come “from a knock on the door.” Those are the words of warning from Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, whose office regulates insurance carriers …

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Insurance Fraud

Insurance fraud expert warns Florida homeowners of scams after Hurricane Ian

Originally published on: https://finance.yahoo.com/ An expert on insurance fraud is warning Florida residents whose properties were damaged by Hurricane Ian to be careful of scams, especially from construction workers who may ask homeowners to sign over insurance benefits for a quick fix. Gina Clausen Lozier, an insurance attorney for 15 years who specializes in fraud …

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