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Inflation and retirement savings | ThinkAdvisor

What do you want to know Many clients struggle to save enough for retirement. Fewer have put in place defenses against inflation. Some annuities offer features that can help owners increase their income over time. Inflation is a major concern for many people lately. As the consumer price index hits 40-year highs, your customers might […]

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Renters spend a record 42% of their income on rent

Private tenants spent a collective total of £62.4billion on rent last year. Photo: Toby Melville/Reuters Record rents are crushing renters, with the average household in the UK spending 42% of their after-tax income on rent, according to an index. The Hamptons Monthly Rental Index shows record rental growth last year meant tenants spent an average […]

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Rising prices are hitting middle- and low-income families the hardest

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Worry about current inflation misses the point, according to new analysis from the Ludwig Institute for Shared Economic Prosperity (LISEP), which indicates that over the past 20 years, rising consumer prices have hit middle- and low-income households much harder than the consumer price index suggests. LISEP today published a […]

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Avoid post-pandemic “revenge spending”

Breadcrumb Links Columnists To make up for the past two years, it might be tempting to turn the whole trip into one big splurge. Overspending on a family spring break can be avoided with a few tips before making arrangements. Photo by Les Bazso /Province Content of the article Q: We were waiting to see […]

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Houston ISD freezes campus spending, central office hiring as part of budget calculation

ISD Houston Superintendent Millard House II on March 3 announced a central office hiring freeze effective immediately, along with a reduction in central office budgets and an on-campus spending freeze for the rest. of the 2021-22 financial year. (Community Impact newspaper staff) ISD Houston Superintendent Millard House II on March 3 announced a central office […]

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Social Security COLA No Match for Inflation – These Retirement Savings Options Could Help

Retirement / Social Security BraunS/Getty Images Despite the cost of living adjustment (COLA) of 5.9% for 2022, the highest in decades, seniors continue to lose purchasing power due to inflation. According to The Motley Fool, COLAs have notoriously done a poor job of helping the elderly during times of high inflation. This is true even […]

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Cambridge Housing Authority and Caritas Communities work with Cambridge Savings Bank to support programs focused on tackling homelessness in Boston

Through donations and tailored loan solutions, CSB provides strategic capital to provide affordable housing in local communities CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 03, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cambridge Savings Bank (SCB)a full-service mutual bank with a customer-centric approach and more than $5 billion in assets, today announced financial support for two organizations addressing homelessness in the Boston area: Cambridge Housing […]

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MPs’ salaries are set to be £84,000, says parliamentary spending watchdog

M The PS salary is expected to rise by 2.7%, the parliamentary spending watchdog said on Tuesday. The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority said the increase would take the overall salary from £81,932 to £84,144 from April 1, 2022. He said the increase would be the same as the average wage increase for public sector employees […]

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Why are endowment plans the preferred savings tool?

In a world facing pandemics, rising inflation, job cuts, soaring cost of living, we are all facing a rather unpredictable future. Ensuring your financial protection and that of your family therefore becomes extremely essential to remain unfazed by such conditions. Saving is the best way to make sure you’re protected because it helps systematically accumulate […]

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Inflation Impacts People Differently: Short-Term Low-Income Families Are Hardest Hit | Opinions

It’s time to write about inflation again, even though I devoted three columns to it in 2021. In April, I argued that inflation was a distant threat to the still slow economic recovery. As the months passed, new data confirmed that the economy was in worse shape than it appeared then, but also that inflation […]

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JEFF PRESTRIDGE: NS&I leads… now rest must follow savings

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: NS&I continues to do what most banks and building societies currently refuse to do, which is to give savers a fairer deal By Jeff Prestridge for The Mail on Sunday Published: 21:50 GMT, February 19, 2022 | Update: 21:50 GMT, February 19, 2022 Savings giant NS&I continues to do what most banks and […]

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Prices rising from April include gas, electricity, national insurance, council tax and Sky

Families who feel the pressure now will feel the pressure even more in a few months. Millions of households will find it harder to balance their family budget in April as they face a series of increases in household bills. Interest rates have also risen, putting pressure on those with certain types of mortgages or […]

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Millions deprived of broadband savings |

By Colin Mann February 15, 2022 Millions of families under pressure from the rising cost of living could each save £144 (€172) on their annual broadband bills, Ofcom, the UK communications regulator, has found. Special discounted broadband packages – sometimes called “social tariffs” – are available for around 4.2 million households benefiting from universal credit. […]

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‘Tighten the noose on spending’: UK petrol prices hit record high | Gasoline prices

Petrol prices have reached a record high and are expected to rise further in the coming weeks, adding to the burden on the already tight budgets of UK households. The AA said petrol topped 148p a liter on Sunday, topping the previous high of 147.72p on November 21 last year. Diesel prices have also increased, […]

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Solar Switch Savings Are Statewide

The Marshall government is investing $21.25 million in its Switch for Solar program, which gives eligible dealers the opportunity to have a free solar system installed in exchange for their dealership payments. “Electricity bills for households already enrolled in the program have been reduced by more than $1,000 per year, translating into a net benefit […]

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JEFF PRESTRIDGE: FCA red face ‘saves’ over £4billion on insurance

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Watchdog’s red face ‘saved’ over £4billion on insurance – FCA boast now looks like nonsense By Jeff Prestridge for The Mail on Sunday Published: 21:51 GMT, February 12, 2022 | Update: 21:51 GMT, February 12, 2022 It was good to hear BBC Radio 4 last Thursday airing our story about increased premiums for […]

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Household savings fell 40% in January

Britons are saving less as the cost of living rises, with data showing funds have fallen by nearly 40% year-on-year. With the rising cost of living, disposable incomes are being squeezed and Britons are being forced to dip into savings built up during Covid lockdowns and restrictions. Data from money management app Plum revealed that […]

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Government minister tells people to ‘shop around’ to save instead of ‘complain’

A government minister has said people worried about the cost of living should ‘shop around’. Deputy Finance Minister Sean Fleming said RTE Drivetime that people should look for alternatives instead of “complaining”. Asked by host Sarah McInerney about the government’s measures to tackle the cost of living, Mr Fleming said savings could be made by […]

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Fact Checker: Do low-income tax states grow more than high-tax states?

The cupola of the Iowa Statehouse is shown in Des Moines. (The Gazette) As Iowa Republicans scramble to negotiate a bill that would cut state income tax rates, some lawmakers are touting tax reform as a way to compete with other states for workers and to make Iowa attractive to a growing workforce. Senator Mike […]

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Low-wage singles will spend 43% of their disposable money on energy bills

Low-wage single people will spend an average of 43% of their income remaining after housing bills on energy costs. It means Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s support for gas and electricity costs will provide cold comfort as prices soar in April, campaigners say. 1 Singles will spend 43% of their salary on electricity and gas bills after […]

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Londoners spend up to 72% of all their income just to get by in the capital

Wednesday 02 February 2022 09:47 Photo by Nikita Khandelwal from Pexels.com London renters pay up to 72% of their monthly household income just to get by in the capital’s rental market. Nationally, this figure is even higher, up to 77%. The average UK rental household pays £808 per month in rent, which is 26% of […]

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Several polls show that debt and savings are a growing concern for Canadians

Photo: Unsplash/Sasun Bughdaryan Several polls reveal that financial worries weigh heavily on Canadians. The recently released MNP Consumer Debt Index fell seven points to a record high, reflecting declining confidence in the ability to repay debts. Forty-five percent of respondents said they were not confident they would be able to cover their living expenses this […]

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Johnson aims to help low-income households pay their energy bills

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak will this week seek to finalize a package of measures to help millions of low-income British households with an impending steep rise in their energy bills. The Prime Minister and Chancellor have agreed to prioritize “targeted support” for less well-off families struggling with rising energy costs rather than the same […]

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Middle-income earners ‘will be hardest hit’ by National Insurance hike | National Insurance

Earners earning £100,000 a year could end up paying proportionally less in National Insurance than those on middle incomes if a planned increase materializes in April, it has emerged. Figures produced by the Tax Calculator UK website show that those earning £100,000 a year will only pay 7% of their overall salary in National Insurance […]