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President Reagan meets with Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker in the Oval Office, July 16, 1981. PHOTO: BETTMANN ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES

Lessons From the Great Inflation of 1973-81

Former Federal Reserve Chairman, Paul Volcker, will be remembered for many policy decisions that still outlive his tenure. More specifically, the lessons learned from his handling of the Great Inflation of 1973-81 will be amongst the most relevant. As we live through a similar economic challenge today, it is important to remember the role that… Continue reading

Federal Reserve Chair Paul Volcker (top right) and President Richard Nixon (bottom right) with scenes of inflation from the 1940s and ‘70s. BEN KOTHE FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.

How Previous Generations Handled Inflation Crises

The great late Maya Angelou famously said when speaking about important lessons from the past: “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”  Even though, she was not referring to inflation, but to way more important and consequential social issues, the lessons behind her wise words… Continue reading

puzzle of social security cards

Working While Getting Social Security: What to Know

  If you are working an extra few years after you have already retired, there are important implications on how to effectively access your Social Security. This can be a complicated planning challenge. Giving this level of complexity, you might want consider using a Certified Financial Planner. If you don’t have one yet, give Rebalance… Continue reading

Woman riding a unicycle that has a coin as the wheel, balancing on a tight rope

The Tricky Math of Retiring Into a Downturn

Retiring can be a very stressful stage for many people. Daily routines, life purpose, and long-term goals, all come to an inflection point at once. The recent downturn in the financial markets has added an extra layer of unknowns to an already difficult time for those going through retirement. Having a clear perspective about the… Continue reading


The Market Usually Rises After the Midterms. Will This Time Be Different?

  Elections are here. As the midterm elections approach, investors frequently ask about the linkage between electoral politics and the movement of stock prices. As Jeff Sommer points out in one his recent New York Times columns, history carries weight even if this time “feels different.”   Source: The Market Usually Rises After the Midterms.… Continue reading