Financial Planning & Strategy

What do I do if I miss my required minimum distribution?

What do I do if I miss my Required Minimum Distribution? Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) are just that – required. The penalty for failing to take a RMD on time is 50% of the amount of the RMD. That’s one of the harshest penalties in the tax code. Miss a $20,000 RMD and you’ll owe…

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Orlando Financial Advisor Firm Named A Best Place To Work

Orlando Financial Advisor firm, Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo, Named a Best Place To Work for Financial Advisors by InvestmentNews Our firm has been fortunate to earn a number of accolades over the years. We’ve appeared multiple times on lists of top advisory firms by the likes of Financial Advisor magazine and the Financial Times. We’ve made…

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Managing investment taxes

Managing investment taxes Managing investment taxes is an essential part of any good financial plan. For most clients, by far the largest expense incurred during their investment lifetime is income taxes. The goal of one’s tax planning should not be the avoidance of paying taxes per se, as few can do that. The goal should…

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Why is my charitable donation taxed?

Why is my charitable contribution taxed? Well planned and executed charitable donations should result in tax savings. To get the maximum benefit, you must know the rules and how the accounting for donations works. This video Q&A is a great example. The inquirer knew the rule but not the reporting requirements. Making News… We frequently produce…

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Five financial articles you should always ignore

Five financial articles you should always ignore Quite simply, the best way to deal with the financial news media is to ignore them. This is easier said than done since the media is designed to provoke interest and build urgency. But interesting is not the same as important. …interesting is not the same as important.…

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Lessons from the 2008 financial crisis

Lessons from the 2008 financial crisis In September 2008, the brokerage firm Lehman Brothers collapsed due to risky trading in poorly designed securities. This kicked off one of the more dramatic financial crises in American history and what is now referred to as the Great Recession. The 10th anniversary of this event is a natural…

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