This Week’s Must Read

Stock Market Down

Interest Rates Are Up, Stocks Are Down. What’s Next for the Economy?

Article originally published on: https://www.bu.edu/ Questrom’s Jay Zagorsky and CAS’ Laurence Kotlikoff on what’s likely to be next for the roller coaster we’re on Interest rates are running in inverse direction to stock markets, with the former up and the latter sagging. Which direction is the economy headed? Americans are wondering after last week’s largest-in-three-decades …

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This summer, hope for the best and plan for the worst

Article originally published on: https://www.washingtonpost.com/ What could possibly go wrong when you travel? During the summer of 2022, it’s more like: What could possibly not go wrong? The list of potential pitfalls is long, and the probability of encountering one is all too high. It includes the coronavirus, higher prices and gridlock leading to delays and cancellations. …

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The Essential Guide to Hurricane Preparedness

The Essential Guide to Hurricane Preparedness

Each year hurricane season begins on June 1st and lasts 5 months, with storms typically peaking in August and September. As with every hurricane season regardless of forecast, knowing the essentials of how to prepare could truly be a life saver. Hurricane Knowledge First, know your hurricane facts and understand common terms used during hurricane …

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Despite Concerns, Retirement Confidence Remains Steady

Nearly three quarters of workers and 77% of retirees in a recent survey said they remain at least somewhat confident that they will experience a comfortable retirement, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Nevertheless, a third of workers and a quarter of retirees felt less confident this year due to the economic effects of …

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Weekend Getaway

Brain Fog Getting in the Way of Everyday? Try These Tips for More Mental Clarity

Article originally published on: Fitbit.com If you’ve ever experienced brain fog, you know it can throw a wrench in everything from your mood to your motivation to your ability to concentrate and get things done. And whether that brain fog is a result of all the stress of the past two-plus years (we’re looking at …

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Why are gas prices so high?

Here’s why gas prices keep getting higher and higher — and when they may come down

Article originally published on: Boston.com Everything from the war in Ukraine to the politics behind oil prices could be to blame for high pump price tags. If you’ve filled up your tank in recent weeks, it’s possible you winced at the total bill. That’s because gas prices are through the roof — both regular unleaded and …

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Happy Mother's Day from CFG

10 Fun and Creative Ways to Celebrate Mom This Year

Article originally published on: https://www.almanac.com/ Plan ahead for Mother’s Day—which falls on Sunday, May 8. A day to honor mothers has existed for as long as, well, there have been mothers. How can we give extra recognition to moms, especially if we’re apart? The Almanac has 10 fun ideas for celebrating your Mom—who simply wants to …

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Required Distributions: Changes You Need to Know

Required Distributions: Changes You Need to Know

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019 changed the rules for taking distributions from retirement accounts inherited after 2019. The so-called 10-year rule generally requires inherited accounts to be emptied within 10 years of the original owner’s death, with some exceptions. Where an exception applies, the entire account must generally …

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What Are the Easter Bunny’s Origins? Here’s the Fascinating History of the Easter Bunny

Article originally published on: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/ Ever wonder what a cute woodland creature has to do with the holiday? Legend has it, every year on Easter, a long-eared, cotton-tailed creature hops from house to house to deliver festive baskets full of treats, toys and delicious candy to children and even leaves colorful eggs hidden for them to find! Among other …

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