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With inflation spiking, will Social Security be able to keep up?

How the Social Security Administration calculates COLA increases has become a topic of debate. Inflation is always a concern for retirees, which is why Social Security builds in cost of living adjustments each year. This past year, Social Security beneficiaries are facing an unusual situation: With Covid-19 lockdowns last spring and summer, economic activity in …

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On The Money Podcast Transcript: Make July 4th your “financial” Independence Day

Chris: Hey there, Central Florida. Welcome into another edition of On The Money presented by the Certified Financial Group on WDBO 107.3 FM and AM 580 Orlando’s News and Talk. We are here taking your calls right now at 844-580-WDBO, 844-580-9326. Financial Times calls them one of the top 300 firms in the country and …

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Will Your Savings Last a Lifetime?

Financial Preparedness

Article originally published on: https://www.ready.gov/ Financial Preparedness Tips Americans at all income levels have experienced the challenges of rebuilding their lives after a disaster or other emergency. In these stressful times, having access to personal financial, insurance, medical and other records is crucial for starting the recovery process quickly and efficiently. Gather financial and critical …

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Aaron Bert, CFP®️, AIF®️ joins the CFOCF Planned Giving Advisory Council!

We are pleased to congratulate Aaron Bert, CFP®️, AIF®️ on his invitation and approval to join the Catholic Foundation of Central Florida’s Planned Giving Advisory Council. The Council comprises a group of active and talented charitable gift and estate planning professionals dedicated to the mission and vision of The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida (CFOCF). …

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Happy retirement, Michela! Welcome, Tanya!

#ThrowbackThursday to last week at Figs restaurant when we celebrated our Director of First Impressions Michela’s retirement! Michela served Certified Financial Group’s clients for over 22 years, delivering warm greetings and smiles on our phones and in our lobby. In retirement, Michela is looking forward to playing ukulele more and honing up my skill, as …

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Crisis Averted? Financial Help for Struggling Renters and Landlords

By one estimate, U.S. landlords were owed about $57 billion in unpaid back rent at the beginning of 2021. The average household that fell behind owed about four months of rent, or $5,600. Altogether, more than 10 million U.S. families were facing the possibility of eviction.1 Many landlords, including those who depend on rent payments …

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Documents You Should Shred to Prevent Identity Theft

This article originally appeared here: Shredding Documents to Keep Your Identity Safe (thebalance.com) Credit Card Offers, Bank Statements, Canceled Checks, and More Each day, the U.S. Postal Services delivers more than 187 million pieces of mail1, and much of that correspondence contains sensitive personal information. A lot of it may seem like junk mail, but …

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