Weekly Round Up of Articles

Weekly Round Up of Articles

November 01, 2023

The House is getting to work to address the Government Funding Deadline of November 17th and new House Speaker Johnson has expressed openness to a Continuing Resolution to January 15th, 2024.  Mortgage rates have have pulled back from 8% and this week economists are saying mortgage rates may have peaked.  The Federal Reserve announced this week that they are holding rates at current levels but did not rule additional rate hikes based on market conditions.  The Federal Reserve remains committed to rates remaining elevated for an extended period of time.  There is also concerns that there could be a larger Geopolitical Conflict with the start Israel's ground invasion of Gaza.  We wanted to share our weekly roundup of articles that can benefit or impact your planning outcomes.  If you have questions or concerns, please use the link below to schedule a time for a conversation.  Please also feel free to forward to anyone you believe might benefit.  

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Articles:

What the Fed's rate decision means for you

Speaker Johnson says he is open to stopgap funding bill

IRS announces higher limits for 401(k) contributions

What to know about the new application for financial aid

Accessing student loan forgiveness from the government

When is the right time to retire?

Many Americans are forced to retire earlier than expected

Financial moves to make as a new homeowner

The case for making contributions to Roth 401(k)s

Making a plan to cope with cognitive decline

What to know about Social Security survivor benefits