Author: Yusuf Abugideiri, CFP

While one’s 65th birthday no longer signifies reaching the “Full Retirement Age” milestone for Social Security benefits, turning 65 still has a unique perk – gaining eligibility for Medicare. Being eligible for the program, however, doesn’t mean that it’s easy to decipher the best course...
Topics: Financial Planning

How much does a dollar cost? The answer varies depending on your interpretation of the question. According to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, physical dollars cost 6.2 cents to print. Note that two-dollar bills cost the same amount to print, which...
Topics: Economy and Investing

Clients sometimes ask us why we don’t recommend carrying municipal bonds in their portfolios, often in response to learning about the tax advantages of owning them or perhaps after hearing about relatively higher yields in the municipal bond market. Before sharing our rationale, let’s first...
Topics: Economy and Investing

We thought this piece – “Wild Market Ride Lifts Everything from Lumber to Stocks to Bitcoin” - that ran in The Wall Street Journal did a nice job summarizing some of the perspectives investors have about current market conditions. We’ve highlighted some of the article’s...
Topics: Economy and Investing

It. feels. like. everyone. is. talking. about. it. What is “it”, you might ask? Inflation, of course. As the world’s economies recover and the US economy continues its return to its pre-COVID form, policy-makers, investors and economists have set their eyes on inflation as one...
Topics: Economy and Investing