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At the end of March 2022, the United States House of Representatives passed their version of the SECURE Act 2.0, or the Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2022. It’s also known simply as SECURE 2.0 — the follow-up to the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act from 2019, which aimed to update certain retirement account laws in workers’ favor.
Now, as we continue through uncertain economic times, SECURE 2.0 is poised to create more changes to laws and regulations for certain accounts and policies.
Today’s young adults, including the youngest millennials and older members of Generation Z, are experiencing a first working decade that’s very different from those of generations before them. Among the differences: high levels of educational attainment, significant student debt, a greater proportion of gig work, fluid expectations for their career paths, effects of a global pandemic and a practically unfathomable retirement target date.
After a long slumber, inflation is awake and creating havoc for consumers and financial markets. The drama of the moment is amplified by the starting line from which inflation began its race higher. Since the early 1980s, the global economy mostly experienced a period of disinflation and steadily falling interest rates. Conditions were so benign that economists dubbed the period the “Great Moderation.” It was a nearly perfect setup for financial markets that seemed to gallop inexorably higher.
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