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2015 401(k) Benefit Plan Limits

Qualified Retirement Plans must take various dollar limits into consideration. Some of these are indexed and can therefore change on occasion. The IRS has announced benefit plan limits for 2015. Below are the figures for 2015 along with the previous 2014 limits for comparison. LIMITS 2015 2014 401(k) Plan Elective Deferral Limit (Calendar Year) $18,000 $17,500 401(k) Plan … [Read More...]

Interest Rates Are Up

The Fed Makes Its Move

The Fed Makes Its Move Wall Street rallies as interest rates rise for the first time since 2006. Provided by Jeff L. Holland, CLU, ChFC & Cory A. Samsil, CRPS U.S. monetary policy officially changed course Wednesday. Federal Reserve officials voted to raise the federal funds rate by a quarter of a percentage point, ending an unprecedented 7-year period in which it was held near zero. … [Read More...]

Have you ever wondered how much…?

Idioms provide a colorful way to get an idea across using figurative language. But have you ever wondered what some phrases would mean if people took them literally?  Here’s a list that helps put a real price on a few of the most popular metaphors in the English language.   Spilled milk: If a gallon of milk costs around $3.60, an 8-ounce glass is worth only about $0.23—nothing worth … [Read More...]

3rd quarter 2014

2014 – Third Quarter Market At A Glance

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Save money!

Did you know the average cost of a three-day  hospital stay is $30,000? Or that a broken leg  can cost up to $7,500? Health coverage can  help protect you from unexpected high costs.  Not having health insurance could also cost  you extra in taxes—penalties in 2014 for  uninsured people are either 1 percent of  yearly household income or $95 per individual, whichever is greater. These  penalties … [Read More...]