Posts by Dan Moisand

How filing your 2019 tax return can affect your stimulus check

File now or in July? The recently passed CARES Act includes a provision to send stimulus checks to eligible Americans and their dependents. Eligibility for stimulus checks is based on your most recently filed tax return. If your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) was high in 2018, defined here as over $75,000 for a single filer or…

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Why and how markets recover

Why and how markets recover Why the stock market has always recovered Since cases of Covid-19 have spread and panic has struck financial markets around the world, we have repeatedly pointed out the simple fact that stocks have always recovered. Today, we want to provide background on why markets have always recovered and what those…

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Can I buy real estate in my IRA?

Can I buy real estate in my IRA? You cannot buy a personal residence in your IRA but you can buy other properties. For most people, it is either not practical or not a good idea. Here a few of those reasons: If the rules are not followed properly and a “prohibited transaction” occurs, the…

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Looking back and looking forward

Looking back and looking forward The turn of the calendar is a natural time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the new year. We work hard to make this a special place for clients and our team and in 2019 our efforts were noticed more than ever. It seemed like every…

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Should I pay off my mortgage?

Should I pay off my mortgage? One of the most common questions we get, especially as people near retirement is, “Should I pay off my mortgage?” From a purely conceptual standpoint it’s simple. If you can earn more on your money than you pay by borrowing, your net worth is better by NOT paying off…

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Can I convert a 401(k) to a Roth IRA?

Can I convert a 401(k) to a Roth IRA? Before we look at whether you can convert a 401(k) to a Roth IRA, it is important to consider if a conversion to any type of Roth account is wise in the first place. When you convert to a Roth account, usually all of the amount…

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