Interest rates have risen dramatically in the last year. By some measures, interest rates increased faster in 2022 than in any of the previous forty years. As a result, yields on short-term CDs, bonds, and other income vehicles have becomeREAD MORE

The raising of the national debt limit is back on the front pages as the hot topic du jour. In order for the federal government to continue paying its expenses, Congress must vote to increase the nation’s borrowing cap, knownREAD MORE

The failure of Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank, and Silvergate Bank all in the same week rattled investors and financial markets alike. The bank runs and subsequent failures brought back stark reminders of the 2008 financial crisis. Many have beenREAD MORE

Variable annuities are sometimes touted as good investments, but how good are they really? A deep dive into the murky depths of an annuity contract reveals the good, the bad, and the ugly math behind these complex and often misunderstoodREAD MORE

Although signs of a recession loomed large throughout 2022, the US economy has remained resilient. But even after multiple interest rate increases, and continuing hikes expected throughout early 2023, many economists are expecting a mild recession. According to the averageREAD MORE