Last week, the Federal Reserve Board accelerated its misguided interest rate policy with its 0.75% interest rate hike, resulting in the biggest move since 1994. This is because inflation rests at 8.7% in the U.S., the highest level since December of 1981. In the Fed’s mind, this monetary policy will help the U.S. economy to avoid the high inflation we saw in the 1970s. However, this is not 1970s style inflation, and this rate policy is going to fail.
According to the National Council of Nonprofits, about 21% of all nonprofits have an annual budget of $50,000 or less. With this in mind, maximizing the assets and income of the organization is critical, as every cent counts.
Most people, wealthy or not, try to support a philanthropic cause, be it big or small. Whether that be through donations, volunteering time, or joining a charity’s board, it is important that the charities individuals choose to support are utilizing resources to make the most of what they are given.
Only 36% of adults think that they are on track to retire. The main barrier to retiring on time is a lack of proper planning and sufficient savings. However, there are 7 common mistakes that people make when they create their retirement plans:
- Not accounting for longevity
- Not accounting for taxes
- Not staying in shape
- Not adjusting your investments for age
- Not accounting for market ups and downs
- Not having a spending plan
- Not accounting for poor health
We will go into each of these common mistakes in more detail to help you understand how to avoid them in your own retirement planning.
Year-end is quite possibly the most hectic time for small business owners, and 2021 is no different. Even if the year unraveled differently than planned, it is time to look back, measure how the business did, and begin planning for 2022.
It’s also a time to make year-end tax moves to help reduce your tax bill and end the year as fiscally responsible as you possibly can.
Authored by: Kezia Samuel, Guest Author
- Inflation remains an ongoing concern in 2021.
- While inflation is higher and likely to remain elevated due to challenges created by the pandemic, a look into the structural composition and the types of inflation may provide insight into how high inflation may go.
Inflation remains a topic of concern in 2021 as the prices of goods and services have continued to increase. The September inflation report showed consumer prices rose at 5.4%.1