Retirement

What hasn’t changed in the new tax law?

With so many changes passed in the new tax code, it is easy to get confused. Many are asking, “What hasn’t changed in the new tax law?” Making News… Congratulations, Mike Salmon!! We are proud to share that our own Mike Salmon has been named to this year’s 10 Young Advisors To Watch feature in Financial Advisor…

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How can I do tax planning when the tax code is about to change?

With so much uncertainty surrounding tax proposals, many are asking, “How can I do tax planning when the tax code is about to change?” You might also enjoy these tax related posts for year-end planning: Year-end financial planning An outline of the basic strategy mentioned in the video above. Should you donate shares or cash? For the…

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How is the sale of a house taxed?

Most people own more than one home during their lives. How is the sale of a house taxed? Making News… We frequently produce Q&A columns for Florida Today, Investopedia and MarketWatch, a personal finance website of the Wall Street Journal, as well as pieces for Financial Advisor magazine and others. Here is a sampling from the last three months. How an investment loss reduces…

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Major changes to Social Security: How do they affect you?

Making News… We  produce regular Q&A columns for Florida Today and MarketWatch, a personal finance website of the Wall Street Journal, as well as pieces for Financial Advisor magazine and Nerd Wallet among others. Here is a sampling from the last three months. Here we discuss major changes to social security. Make a plan before required minimum distributions kick in How to avoid penalties on early…

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Is it better to leave a 401(k) account with a former employer or roll it over to an IRA?

Making News… We  produce regular Q&A columns for Florida Today and MarketWatch, a personal finance website of the Wall Street Journal, as well as pieces for Financial Advisor magazine and Nerd Wallet among others. Here is a sampling from the last three months. How a mutual fund sale might affect your taxes Is a long-term-care/life-insurance combo better than a straight one? When RMDs start for workers…

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Can you count on Social Security?

Many times in life, we find ourselves riled up about a rumor we hear which may or may not be true. Rumors, not facts, raise our blood pressure and make us angry, fearful or worse.  Headlines such as “Financial Outlook Dims For Social Security” and “Social Security Slipping Closer To Insolvency” may have this effect…

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