Social Security

Social Security Strategies in Mansfield, OH

After years of viewing Social Security as a safety net for the elderly, many individuals nearing retirement are now beginning to realize that it will become an important source of retirement income. Unlike other income sources, Social Security offers a unique combination of benefits.

  • Do you know when you should apply for benefits?
  • How much should you expect to receive?
  • How can you optimize your benefits to suit your specific needs?
  • Is this decision meaningful?

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Cleveland Financial Group

108 North Main St., Rear Building
Mansfield, OH 44902
ph: 419.522.4333
fax: 419.522.3303
chuck.hahn@lfg.com

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Financial and Economic Brief - May 15, 2018

• Consumer Sentiment Steady - Consumer attitudes about the economy hit 98.8 in a May reading, higher than the 98.5 expected by a survey of Reuters economists.

• Trade Tensions Ease - Wall Street indexes rose, helped by advances in technology stocks after President Trump “softened” his stance on Chinese technology company ZTE Corp.

• Sony Buying Stake in Peanuts Holdings - Japanese electronics maker Sony Corp.’s music unit announced that it is buying a stake in Peanuts Holdings, the company behind Snoopy and Charlie Brown.

Financial and Economic Brief - May 8, 2018

• Low Unemployment Warning - April’s solid job growth, with 164,000 jobs added, and low 3.9% unemployment rate are positive signs for the economy, but sluggish productivity growth and lukewarm wage growth at 0.1% raise red flags.

• Nestle, Starbucks Strike a Deal - In a $7 billion deal, Nestlé is buying the rights to market, sell and distribute Starbucks packaged coffee and tea around the world.

• Oil Breaks $70 - Oil prices hit their highest since late 2014, driven by an economic crisis in Venezuela threatening to further hinder its production and exports and worries that the U.S. could re-impose sanctions on Iran.

Financial and Economic Brief - May 1, 2018

• Annual Inflation and Consumer Spending Rise - Consumer prices rose 2% year-on-year in March, with a measure of underlying inflation rising to near the Federal Reserve’s 2% target.

• T-Mobile, Sprint Merger - T-Mobile and Sprint are combining in a deal that would create a bigger No. 3 cellular carrier in the U.S.

• Wall Street Rises on Strong Earnings - U.S. stocks rose on Monday due to strong earnings reports & several merger announcements, while inflation concerns were kept “in check” after lukewarm data on U.S. income & spending.

Financial and Economic Brief - April 24, 2018

• 10-Year Yield Reaching Higher - The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield could hit the 3 percent threshold — a level deemed “worrying” by investors.

• Wells Fargo Fines - Federal regulators are close to fining Wells Fargo $1 billion for forcing customers into car insurance and charging mortgage borrowers unfair fees.

• Existing Home Sales Rise - The National Association of Realtors said that existing home sales rose 1.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.60 million units last month.

Financial and Economic Brief - April 10, 2018

• Dow Volatility Continues - The new normal on Wall Street is about “wild fluctuations, mammoth moves and rapid-fire price reversals”.

• Gradual Rate Hikes, Appropriate - Federal Reserve President Charles Evans, said that he is “optimistic” inflation will reach the Fed’s 2% goal and that slow, gradual rate increases will be appropriate.

• Russia’s Ruble Falls - Russia’s ruble experienced its biggest one-day fall for over two years on Monday and stocks in major Russian companies also slid, as investors reacted to a new round of U.S. sanctions.

Financial and Economic Brief - April 3, 2018

• Small Business Hiring Falls - According to a report from Paychex, small-business hiring in March fell to the lowest point in over seven years, while hourly earnings grew steadily.

• Apple to Make Own Chips - Shares of Intel fell 6% Monday on a report that Apple plans to start making its own processors for its computers as early as 2020.

• Spotify’s Strong Introduction - Spotify Technology SA shares “appeared on course” for a strong introduction, with opening price ranges well above where the stock had been trading in private markets.