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Weekly Wealth of Knowledge - Week of 5/20/24

May 22, 2024

The Weekly Wealth of Knowledge is your download of this week's most important topics related to our community, financial planning, the markets and more! May is here and it is Eldercare month at MONECO Advisors. All month long we will be providing content surrounding some of the unique financial challenges facing our seniors today. Whether you are in your golden years or assisting someone who is, we are confident that you will find the information helpful.

In this issue:

  • MONECO Insights - Navigating Medicare (3 min read)
  • Team MONECO - 5 Boro Bike Ride (2 min read)
  • Retail Sales Fall Flat (3 min read)
  • BONUS: Annual Shredding Day and Sunset 5k Events!

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MONECO Insights - Navigating Medicare

Navigating Medicare can be a daunting task, but nonetheless, a critical component of your overall financial plan.  Enrollment windows, costs and additional coverage should not be overlooked. As you read you will learn about some key information on how the different plans work together and timelines you should mark down.  As always, if you have any questions, we are here for you!

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Team MONECO - 5 Boro Bike Ride

This week at MONECO, we highlight partner and financial planner, Reed Ameden. Earlier this month Reed again participated in the 5 Boro Bike Ride that covers 40 miles through all five boros of NYC and has roots dating all the way back to 1977. This charity event raises funds to support Bike New York's education and outreach programs. The race draws over 30,000 riders each year from 60 countries. This year was the 17th time Reed has completed the event, way to go! This is just yet another example of our entire team and their efforts to be always giving back.

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Retail Sales Fall Flat

Throughout the current inflationary environment, the consumer has remained resilient, despite higher prices, but could be showing signs of weakening. The latest retail sales data released by the Commerce Department last week, came in below expectations. This could be yet another sign that could influence the Federal Reserve during its upcoming meetings. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out.

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Shredding Day & Veterans Clothing Drive

We will be holding our Annual Shredding Day on Saturday, June 15th. Come see all of your personally identifiable information get shredded right before your very eyes. In addition, we will also be partnering with Save A Suit (https://www.saveasuit.org/), a local charity based organization that collects professional attire for veterans who are transitioning back into the workforce. Feel free to register below, so we can ensure we have enough coffee and donuts or just show up!

Every ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees, so feel free to invite your friends and loved ones along!

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6th Annual Fairfield Police Sunset 5k - Presented by MONECO Advisors

The 6th Annual Fairfield Police Sunset 5K - Presented by MONECO Advisors is set for July 17th. All proceeds will be donated to the Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund & the Fairfield Police Foundation. You can run (3.1 mile) or walk (1 mile) course. We were able to increase the number of participants to 1000 this year and do expect to sell out, so don't delay, sign up today for Fairfield's most memorable night of the summer! Sponsorship opportunities available via the registration link as well.

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