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Was “Always be diversified” the most important lesson from 2022?
Was “always be diversified” the most important lesson from 2022? 2022 presented several useful investing lessons. The news was full of reports about high inflation, yet many assets that were supposed to be good hedges against inflation were down. This is an example of how it is wise to expect the unexpected. Nonetheless, while there…Read More
Everyone is a temporary owner of their assets
Everyone is a temporary owner of their assets We have all heard the adage, “You can’t take it with you.” At some point, everything we own will be inherited by someone. But for as long as we own our assets, we get to choose how they are used and eventually who will be the…Read More
How do I make charitable donations from my 401(k)?
How do I make charitable donations from my 401(k)? Direct donations from a 401(k) to charity on a tax favored basis are not possible. However, direct donations to charities from IRAs, called Qualified Charitable Distributions, are permitted. There are a few requirements to make those donations completely tax-free, chief among them is you must be…Read More
The latest from Washington, D.C.
Before we get to the personal finance related happenings from Washington D.C., we wanted to take a moment to send our thoughts and prayers to our fellow Floridians. The devastation from hurricane Ian is incredible. While the storm weakened as it passed across Florida, it was still quite capable of causing damage. If you…Read More
With the Fed raising rates, how high will rates go?
With the Fed raising rates, how high will rates go? The media keeps front and center the issue of how many interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve are coming and how high those increases will be. However, no one knows for certain how far up interest rates might go. The interest rates for…Read More
Is now the time to move into dividend paying stocks?
Is now the time to move into dividend paying stocks? With costs rising and interest rates up, is now the time to emphasize dividend paying stocks? We like dividend paying stocks as a permanent portion of a portfolio. But the question implies there is some aspect of dividend paying stocks that could make them a…Read More