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Financial Literacy

A 401(k) Versus a 403(b) for Retirement Savings

Rodney Brooks
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May 31, 2022
You can save for retirement in a 401(k) plan or a  […]

Budgeting and Financial Planning

How Retirees Can Cope With Inflation

Rodney Brooks
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May 31, 2022
After years of low inflation, many retirees are now concerned about rising prices. Costs for cars, food and gasoline are up, mainly because demand spiked when the economy… […]

Budgeting and Financial Planning

What Is a Deferred Annuity?

Rodney Brooks
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May 31, 2022
Annuities are an integral part of the retirement portfolios of investors who want a guaranteed stream of retirement income. A deferred annuity is a contract that provides the… […]

Financial Literacy

Hard hit by COVID-19, Black Americans are recovering slowly

Rodney Brooks
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May 31, 2022
Linda Butler-Johnson, a 61-year-old widow, hasn’t had steady work for two years, not since she was laid off from her housekeeper job at a Washington, D.C. hotel in the first… […]

Uncategorized

Tax Time Tips for Older Adults

Rodney Brooks
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April 29, 2022
With the filing deadline looming ahead, it’s the perfect opportunity to look at what changes might be in store for retirees and seniors. […]

Financial Literacy

What Is a Bitcoin Roth IRA?

Rodney Brooks
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April 29, 2022
The popularity of cryptocurrency continues to soar, pushed by a younger generation of investors who see it as the future of currencies, despite the volatility and warnings from… […]

Wealth and Health Disparities

Baby bonds? Reparations? There’s no quick fix for racial wealth gap

Rodney Brooks
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April 4, 2022
You learn a lot writing a book, as I did with my latest effort:“ […]

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"Rodney A. Brooks's “Fixing the Racial Wealth Gap” is one of the best written and most prescriptive books I’ve read on this prickly subject. Using powerful stats, stories and insightful wisdom, it is written from the heart, mind, body and spirit … plus years of research and thought as a mainstream journalist. Fixing the Wealth Gap is revealing, humorous, instructive and sobering." - Dr. George C. Fraser