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Proposed Fiduciary Rule Delay

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The Labor Department’s proposed 18-month delay for the fiduciary rule’s major compliance requirements and enforcement mechanisms is needed for regulators to complete a full review of the rule, according to language in Labor’s proposal released August 30. This week, the Office of Budget and Management signed off on the proposed delay after an expedited review …

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How do economists measure inflation, and why does it matter to investors?

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The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) adjusts interest rates to help keep inflation near a 2% target. The FOMC’s preferred measure of inflation is the Price Index for Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE), primarily because it covers a broad range of prices and picks up shifts in consumer behavior. The Fed also focuses on core inflation …

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Medicare and Your Employer Health Plan

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If you plan to continue working after you reach age 65, you may be wondering how Medicare coordinates with your employer’s group health plan. When you’re eligible for both types of coverage, you’ll need to consider the benefits and costs, and navigate an array of rules. How does Medicare work with your group health plan? …

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Life Is for the Living, and So Is Life Insurance

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Life can be busy. The requirements of work and family often leave little time to step back and think about where you’ve been and where you’re heading. But as your responsibilities grow, so does the need to evaluate what would happen if life for you stopped. September is Life Insurance Awareness Month and a good …

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From Data Breaches to Ransomware: How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Cybercrime

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Each time you connect to the Internet, you risk becoming the victim of a cybercrime. It’s the price we pay for living in a digital world — whether it’s at home, at work, or on your smartphone. According to the Identity Theft Resource Institute, the number of U.S. data breaches in 2016 increased by 40%. …

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