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American Retirees Finally Get a (Small) Raise

The US Social Security Administration recently announced that beneficiaries – including retirees, disabled workers and their eligible dependents and surviving family members – will receive a 2.8% increase in their benefits in 2019. This will be the largest annual...

Financial Planning – Springwater’s Role

For most of our clients, Springwater has developed a comprehensive financial plan. The plans address the core areas of financial planning: budgeting and cash flow management, risk management (i.e. insurance), tax planning, estate planning, retirement planning and...

Social Security, Medicare and Inflation

Social Security benefits include automatic cost of living adjustments (“COLAs”), which are intended to ensure that payments keep pace with inflation. However, years of low inflation and rising Medicare premiums have meant that, for many seniors, the adequacy of Social...