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Trouble Ahead for the Stock Market

“Big Short” Investor Michael Burry Predicts Trouble Ahead for the Stock Market

Hedge fund manager Michael Burry became a household name when he was portrayed by Christian Bale in the 2015 film The Big Short. That film, and the book from which it was adapted, tells the story of how Burry and a group of other investors predicted the collapse of the subprime mortgage market in 20...

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Reducing Your Debt before Retirement

Reducing Your Debt before Retirement: A Balancing Act

As you approach retirement age, your mind is probably on your investments—as it should be—but have you considered your debt situation? If you retire with too much debt, no amount of retirement income will cover all your expenses. Reducing your debt before you enter your golden years is an essential ...

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Older Workers Are Struggling to Stay in the Workforce

Older Workers Are Struggling to Stay in the Workforce: Will You Need to Retire Early?

The COVID-19 pandemic proved to be devastating to the employment prospects of Americans over 50 years of age. These workers were the most vulnerable to the coronavirus and many were laid off or took a hiatus until the pandemic was under control. Now, nearly two years ...

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Social Security Gets a Cost-of-Living Adjustment

Social Security Gets a Cost-of-Living Adjustment: Will It Be Enough to Cover Your Retirement Expenses?

In this period of high inflation, Social Security recipients received welcome relief in the form of a cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA. Since 1975, the United States Social Security Administration (SSA) has periodically increased monthly benefit amounts to correspon...

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Financial advisor warning signs

Financial Advisor Warning Signs

It is all too common for investors to place their retirement nest egg in harm’s way by investing in high-risk stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Most investors are led to believe that the most efficient way to grow and maintain their nest egg in retirement is in these h...

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How a Chinese Real Estate Company Caused Chaos in the U.S. Stock Market

Evergrande: How a Chinese Real Estate Company Caused Chaos in the U.S. Stock Market

Chinese real estate developer Evergrande became the center of international attention as market investors around the world waited with bated breath to see if the company would be able to meet their financial obligations. Evergrande, one of the largest development comp...

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Fed Announces Possible QE Tapering and Interest Rate Increases in 2022

Fed Announces Possible QE Tapering and Interest Rate Increases in 2022

After a rough week for the stock market, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell announced new monetary policy changes following a scheduled Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on Wednesday, September 22nd Read More

Crash Proof Retirement® Shows Premieres on WFLA in Tampa Bay, FL

The Founder of Crash Proof Retirement® Phil Cannella, CEO Joann Small, and the entire Crash Proof Retirement® Team were thrilled to debut the one and only Crash Proof Retirement® Show on...

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Consumer Debt Soars in Second Quarter of 2021

If you are anything like the average American, you are on a budget, and you may have noticed that the cost of consumer goods has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the New York Federal Reserve, consumer debt has increased more in one quarter (from ...

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when to downsize your home

Is Now the Right Time to Downsize Your Home?

Many Americans choose to downsize their lives as they approach retirement by selling their house, switching to a more economical car, or selling unused antiques that were taking up closet space. This can be an excellent retirement strategy as it allows a person to dec...

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