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Mid-Year Is a Good Time for a Financial Checkup

Jul 29, 2021 1:59:31 PM
written by The Retirement Group

The first half of 2021 is behind us. As life emerges from the pandemic to a "new normal," a mid-year financial checkup may be more important than ever this year. Here are some ways to make sure that your financial situation is continuing on the right path.

Reassess your financial goals

At the beginning of the year, you may have set financial goals geared toward improving your financial situation. Perhaps you wanted to save more, spend less, or reduce your debt. How much progress have you made? If your income, expenses, and life circumstances have changed, you may need to rethink your priorities. Review your financial statements and account balances to determine whether you need to make any changes to keep your financial plan on track.


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Up-To-Date Market Week

Jul 26, 2021 9:20:48 AM
written by The Retirement Group

The Markets (as of market close July 23, 2021)

Last week proved to be a choppy one for stocks. The week began with stocks trending lower on news of a spike in the number of coronavirus cases. However, strong corporate earnings reports helped support the perception that the economy is continuing to advance, despite the cloud of the Delta variant hanging overhead. By last Friday, both the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 reached record highs, with megacap tech stocks helping drive the indexes upward. The Nasdaq gained 2.8% to lead the major benchmark indexes, followed by the Russell 2000, the S&P 500, the Dow, and the Global Dow. Yields on 10-year Treasuries dipped 2.0 basis points lower, while the dollar and crude oil prices each ended the week higher. Gold prices, which had been climbing, took a slight step back, falling about 0.5%.

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ExxonMobil Interest Rates Continue to Rise through the Fourth Quarter

Jul 20, 2021 8:00:00 AM
written by The Retirement Group

 

Interest rates increased, which will minimally reduce the value of ExxonMobil employees' pension lump-sums. Over the course of 2020, interest rates at ExxonMobil dropped dramatically, which greatly increased many lump sum payments. This culminated in record low rates for individuals that commence their benefits in the first quarter of 2021. However, we saw an increase in rates for the second & third quarters of 2021 and now fourth quarter rates have risen slightly higher. Rates rose roughly 0.04% in the most significant segment, in the last quarter.  


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Will Q4 ExxonMobil Interest Rates Continue to Rise?

Jun 21, 2021 1:30:00 PM
written by The Retirement Group

 

Interest rates are increasing which will reduce the value of ExxonMobil employees' lump-sums. Over the last year, interest rates at ExxonMobil have dropped dramatically, which has greatly increased many lump sum payments. This culminated in record low rates for individuals that commence their benefits in the first quarter of 2021. However, we saw an increase in rates for the second quarter of 2021 and now third quarter rates have risen even higher.  Rates have risen roughly 0.5% in the most significant segment, just in the last quarter.  If this trend continues, we could see a significant reduction in ExxonMobil lump-sum values. ExxonMobil's 4th quarter rates will be released next month, but early signs show they appear to be trending upward.


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Market Month: April 2021

May 4, 2021 11:16:00 AM
written by The Retirement Group


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Rising ExxonMobil Interest Rates Reduce Lump-Sums

Apr 15, 2021 2:03:31 PM
written by The Retirement Group

 


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Due Date for Federal Income Tax Returns and Payments Postponed to May 17

Mar 25, 2021 9:06:54 AM
written by The Retirement Group

 


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Social Security for Divorcees

Mar 10, 2021 12:45:00 PM
written by The Retirement Group


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Exploring New Ways to Make Money

Mar 10, 2021 9:30:00 AM
written by The Retirement Group


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AT&T Benefits

Mar 9, 2021 3:45:00 PM
written by The Retirement Group

 


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