Year: 2023

Beware: Artificial Intelligence Used to Enhance Scams

In a world dominated by technological advancements, the increased use of artificial intelligence (AI) has not only transformed our daily lives but has also ushered in a new wave of sophisticated threats. The use of AI in scams presents an unprecedented danger to individuals everywhere. As AI continues to advance, so do the deceptive schemes […]

Managing Your Holiday Expenses

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s easy to get carried away by the excitement of the season and overspend. While this may bring short-term joy, overspending can lead to financial difficulties in the future, especially if you’re relying on credit cards. With credit card interest rates exceeding 20% and inflation continuing to be […]

2024 Tax Bracket and Contribution Limit Updates 

The Federal tax brackets are adjusted for inflation by the IRS each year. These adjustments are made to avoid putting taxpayers in higher tax brackets due to changes in the cost of living. Looking ahead to 2024, the adjustments will be less significant than those made in 2023. However, taxpayers will still experience a relatively […]

The Basics of Long-Term Care Insurance

Understanding Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI) Long-term care insurance (LTCI) is an insurance policy that specifically covers expenses related to long-term care services for individuals who face difficulties in carrying out routine activities due to aging, illness, or injury. Unlike health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid, LTCI caters to services such as in-home assistance, full-time care, and […]

Are Women Less Confident About Finances Than Men?

According to a recent study conducted by Northwestern Mutual, women belonging to the Gen X age group are significantly less confident about their finances than men in the same age group. Gen X includes people born between 1960 and 1980, which means they are now between the ages of 43 and 58 and are soon […]

Jefferson County Extends Property Tax Freeze Exemption

Jefferson County has announced an unprecedented extension to claim the property tax freeze exemption. The exemption freeze period will be valid for 2022 or 2023, depending on which tax year benefits the taxpayer the most. Put simply, this means your property tax value will be frozen at the lowest value when comparing 2022 and 2023 values.  This […]

Investing Around Geopolitical Events

It is likely that you will experience one or more major world events at some point in your life, such as pandemics or political conflicts. Such events can significantly alter the lives of people across the globe and the environment we live in. Financial security is among the many concerns people often face during these […]

Navigating Your Health Insurance Options

Individual Enrollment Opens on November 1st It’s that time of year again when you need to start thinking about securing your health insurance coverage for the upcoming year. The enrollment period for individual health insurance began on November 1st. This is a great opportunity to ensure you have the right coverage to protect your health […]

The Basics of Disability Insurance: Part 3

How Much Is Needed? There are a few steps you can take to understand how much disability coverage is needed for your given situation. While not exhaustive, this list can be a helpful starting point:  Assess your income: Start by calculating your current monthly or annual income. Consider all sources of income, including salaries, wages, […]

It’s Medicare Open Enrollment Time!

As we near the end of the year, seniors in the United States need to focus on open enrollment for Medicare coverage. The open enrollment period for Medicare runs from October 15th to December 7th every year, and this is your chance to make changes to your Medicare coverage for the upcoming year. In this […]