“Nothing lasts forever but the certainty of change.” — Bruce Dickinson
The passage of the SECURE Act has resulted in major changes to the tax rules governing contributions to, and required withdrawals from, qualified retirement plans and IRA accounts.
In many cases, the Act makes existing estate planning for retirement benefits obsolete.
While most of the changes will accelerate taxes on retirement assets, there are also some taxpayer-friendly changes as well.
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With summer now under way, gardening hobbyists are busily weeding, watering and tending to their plants in hope of a bountiful crop.
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What’s the key to making good investment choices? It isn’t necessary to understand the inner workings of the securities markets or the mathematical economies underlying investment theory. Instead, 10 axioms of effective investing provide the critical cornerstone for guiding investment philosophy and making decisions. This will ensure that you meet the universal goal of creating financial wealth for retirement.
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As the close of 2019 quickly approaches, investor’s should start thinking ahead, reviewing and taking advantage of tax saving strategies. Here are three important tips that will help investor’s manage tax consequences, while helping to better manage their investment portfolio(s).
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Diversification is for folks who don’t know the future—which is all of us. Think of it this way, if you knew the future perfectly would you ever diversify your portfolio? Of course not. You would simply pick the single ticker that was destined to produce the highest return. End of story.
Continue reading The Purpose of Diversification: A Review of the Past 49 Years
Stock prices fluctuate for a myriad of reasons. Understanding a number of the possible causes for price fluctuations will help investors make better portfolio management decisions.
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Even the most experienced of investors, including professional advisors, occasionally overlook the fundamentals of investing, often resulting in negative consequences for their portfolios, and investing clients. For less experienced investors, the challenges to avoid these same factors can be even more difficult and can lead to far greater disappointing results.
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There are several strategies that can be used to generate retirement income. One of those is the bucket theory of investing, which basically requires investors to contribute to three different buckets. There are variations to this bucket strategy of investing, so we encourage investors to find the right three-bucket approach for their specific needs. Read on to learn more about one approach…
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We’re all still adjusting to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the new tax plan that overhauled tax brackets for individuals as well as many standard deductions and exemptions.
Continue reading 5 Ways You Can Keep Your Tax Bill Down…
Make 2019 the year you learn to understand and manage your risk tolerance.
The beginning of a new year is an ideal time to evaluate your investment portfolio. Make time these first few weeks of 2019 to first review your long-term goals, which can be anything from finally tackling debt or building your emergency fund to stashing away money for retirement.
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