While the consumer price index is projected to have risen 0.2% in the final month of 2023 (or 3.2% for the full year), there is a wide gap between what the Fed has indicated in terms of rate cuts and what the market is expecting. Curious about the recent conflicting news on inflation? You’re not […]
When we think about 2023, we remember the events that unfolded overseas in September and October. However, in November, the stock market hit an all-time high. While things are going well now, it’s important to remember that this good fortune won’t last forever. Listen to the latest Capitalized Life and Retirement Show with Matthew
Gold investments have a strong track record as an asset class, serving as a hedge against inflation and global economic uncertainties. Many of us aim for a comfortable retirement, and to reach that goal, it’s essential to construct a diversified investment portfolio capable of withstanding the fluctuations in financial markets. In this blog, we’ll explore
Wars, Congress, and the Federal Reserve have made predicting the economy’s future difficult. As we peel back the layers of uncertainty to see what’s inside, we can observe that November was a record-breaking month. However, the big question remains: How can we predict how the rest of the year will unfold? Listen to the
The Federal Reserve has continuously used vague language regarding the rate hike cycle. Economists expected an increase, and many were relieved there wasn’t one. But what does it mean for the rest of the year? Here, Matthew P. Johnson of Johnson Wealth and Income Management joins Nicole Petallides on the Schwab Network to discuss the
Today, we’re addressing a common question received at Johnson Wealth and Income Management. Our listener for today, Janet, is still working and relies on a financial advisor. In 2022, she experienced significant financial losses and hasn’t bounced back yet. She’s been on a financial rollercoaster. Her advisor claims she’s secure, but she’s uncertain about what
You’ve diligently saved and invested in securing a comfortable retirement fund, but one often underestimated factor can throw a wrench into your well-laid plans: inflation. The erosion of purchasing power due to inflation can significantly impact your retirement lifestyle and financial security. In this blog, we will explore how to help curb inflation in retirement.
You’ve probably heard the saying, “You can’t fight the FED,” but what does it really mean? It means that the Federal Reserve (FED) greatly impacts our money and what we can buy. The FED’s decisions can directly influence our economy. Even as inflation led to higher interest rates, the FED chose not to adjust them.
Today, we’re opening the virtual mailbag to answer the most pressing questions we receive here at Johnson Wealth and Income Management. Today’s listener, Judith, asks, “I’m on a fixed income, pay rent, have my Social Security income, pension, CDs, and insurance policies. But I’m not invested in stocks, and this income still isn’t enough to
From nutritional recommendations to scripted political speeches, as a nation, we are getting sick and tired of false information and hidden agendas. Today, Matthew P. Johnson of Johnson Wealth and Income Management asks some candid questions about what we can do to start thinking – and acting – for ourselves. Capitalized Life Radio Show