Drugmakers raise prices 3.3% in New Year | Marketwatch
Drug prices are going up again. According to a recent study, manufacturers increased the price of more drugs compared to a year ago, though the average increase, 3.3%, is lower than in recent past (last year’s average increase was 5.8%). Will consumers think this is good news? Unlikely. What is likely is that the price of drugs will remain a hot topic in Washington.
COVID-19 alters retirement horizons | Benefits Pro
The reverberations the global pandemic is having on retirement planning continue to be felt—and measured. A recent study showed that nearly a million more Baby Boomers reported they were retired than is typical. Those who are still working, however, said they are pushing their eventual retirement date farther out due to the financial impact.
“What if Aristotle were your financial professional?” That’s right – the Greek philosopher who’s been dead for two millennia. With that opening thought experiment, this article takes the conversation of retirement planning off the deeply-rutted path of familiar analogies and “time-tested” advice and onto a path that’s more…off trail.
Should You Save for Retirement or Pay Down Debt First? | Mooresville Tribune
It’s easy to make an argument for saving for retirement instead of buying a new boat. But what if the alternative were instead something equally financially noble – paying off debt? It’s a question nearly everyone faces at some point. And there’s no easy answer. The best place to start is to lay out what’s at stake in order to make a clear-eyed decision.
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