Emotional investing can be costly

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Emotional investing can be costly  Emotional investing is inferior to evidence-based investing. It’s a belief of ours that comes up in the very first conversation we have with a prospective client and one we repeat often. Recent times reinforce our belief. In many ways, it has been a rough couple of years. There has been…

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How to achieve and maintain financial independence

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How to achieve and maintain financial independence If you listen to a few famous success stories, you might get the idea that the best way to achieve financial independence is to start a tech company out of your garage. Who doesn’t like a good rags-to-riches story? Markets have been strong and as a result more…

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What are the new RMD rules?

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Have RMD rules changed? Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) are back in 2021 after a one year COVID-related waiver in 2020.  No changes were made this year to the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) rules for IRAs, 401(k)s, 403(b)s and other retirement accounts but changes are coming in 2022. To determine the RMD for a given year,…

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How your tax rates can change

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How your tax rates can change As we enter the last part of 2021, Congress is debating a series of changes to the tax code. Whether you find the proposed changes disconcerting is largely a function of how the changes affect you specifically. From our perspective as advisors, changes in the tax code can alter…

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Should I invest in rental real estate?

Should I invest in rental real estate? Owning rental real estate and collecting income has great appeal to many investors, partly since rental real estate is often presented as easy money. For some, their perception about the experience further adds to their enthusiasm. We often hear statements like, “My dad did well in real estate,”…

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Can I rollover mom’s IRA into my IRA?

Derrick Chandler, CFP, fee-only financial advisor Orlando

 Can I rollover mom’s IRA into my IRA? Only a surviving spouse may rollover a deceased’s IRA account into their own IRA. After the SECURE Act of 2019, most non-spouse inheritors whose benefactors die in 2020 or later have only one requirement – the inheritor must take all the money out of the Inherited…

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