Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo, LLC named to list of America’s top 250 independent financial planning and wealth management firms by Forbes

Staff of top fee-only financial planner firm Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo, LLC named to list of America’s top 250 independent financial planning and wealth management firms by Forbes Orlando, October 26, 2023 – Forbes has named Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo, LLC (MFT) to its 2023 list of the 250 Top RIA firms in America. MFT serves financial planning and wealth management…

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What do high valuation differences in the market mean for your portfolio? 

Charlie Fitzgerald speaking at the University of Florida

What do high valuation differences in the market mean for your portfolio?  One way to characterize stocks is by the ratio of its price to earnings. The stock of companies that have high expected growth rates naturally sell for higher prices. These stocks are often referred to as “growth stocks.” However, an investor’s return is…

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Is there a downside to diversification?

Charles E. Fitzgerald, CFP with Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo

Is there a downside to diversification? Which would you have rather owned A or B?  A lost an average of almost 1% per year for the decade January 2000-Decemeber 2009 but returned almost 13% per year from January 2010 through June 2023. Cumulatively, A averaged a 6.84% annual return for the period January 2000 through…

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When are Roth IRA distributions taxable?

Casandra Garrett, CFP with Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo

When are Roth IRA distributions taxable? From Ken in Satellite Beach: I thought once you turned 59 ½ Roth IRAs are tax free but a 63 year old co-worker insists he had to pay some tax last year when he withdrew from his Roth IRA. What gives? Ken, it is possible to owe taxes on…

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Managing risk

Staff of fee-only financial planners Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo

Managing risk Some of you may have been concerned about the recent failure of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and any ripple effects on the banking system and the stock market. Before we get into the risk management lessons of SVB, we want to make sure our clients understand that their assets with us are secure.…

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What you need to know about tax extensions and new tax rules

Kevin McDermott, CPA Headshot

What you need to know about tax extensions and new tax rules Many taxpayers will not file their 2022 tax returns by the April 18, 2023 deadline. Done properly, such taxpayers can receive a six-month extension of time to file and avoid any interest charges or penalties from the IRS. What does “done properly” mean,…

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