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Posted on Friday, 8th December 2023 by Dennis Damp

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I started purchasing Treasury Bills in early 2022 to increase our returns due to the extremely low interest rates banks, credit unions, and CDs were offering at the time. The Federal Reserve kept interest rates artificially low far too long. After a decade of near zero interest rates, those on fixed incomes were losing money […]

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Posted on Friday, 15th September 2023 by Dennis Damp

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According to Wilbert J Morell III, a retired Navy Engineering Project manager, “based on the September economic outlook, the CPI-W is expected to increase above 0.6%, Wilbert predicts the Social Security & CSRS COLA will be 3.4% and the FERS COLA 2.4%.” The estimates increased about a half of a percent since our first article […]

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Posted on Friday, 7th July 2023 by Dennis Damp

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Retirees continue to suffer the brunt of inflation’s wrath with little relief on the horizon. Yes, the feds continue to say inflation is waning but few of us feel a sense of relief from the high cost of everything today, especially big-ticket items: housing, rent, gas at the pump, utilities, travel in general, and visits […]

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Posted on Tuesday, 1st November 2022 by Dennis Damp

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This is a challenging time for investors with the country bordering on a recession with extreme market volatility. The Treasury still offers a safe haven for our cash with decent yields. Unfortunately, with the exception of the TSP G-Fund, private sector bonds funds were a disappointment this past year, falling anywhere from 5 to 20% […]

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