Don’t be fooled by low headline inflation in the US. Markets will adjust to another figure on Wednesday.

All traders, investors, and economists are relying on Wednesday’s CPI report to show a drop in the headline annual inflation rate in the US for the month of July. But another number buried in the CPI data has a tendency to shake up the markets. It’s called the annual core CPI reading, and it’s a … Read more

Will your Social Security benefits increase when you reach full retirement age? | Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Kylie Hagen) Social Security is a cornerstone of most Americans’ retirement plans, yet many people remain confused about how it works. It is a potentially dangerous misconception that your Social Security checks increase once you reach your full retirement age (FRA). This may happen to some people, but it’s not something every older person should … Read more

Venture capital: How far will Big Chill hit New Zealand?

Investors financing startups are turning heads in the US and Australia, devaluing existing holdings amid rising interest rates, recession fears and a plunge in tech stocks in public markets. Industry players say New Zealand may not be hit hard, though, given that investors here have been more conservative and bought at cheaper levels. In addition, … Read more