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US News & World Report: Last Minute Tax Tips!

We were happy to collaborate last week with U.S. News & World Report and journalist Kimberly Lankford on last minute tax tips for 2020! Here’s a couple of our favorite tax moves you can still take advantage of right now: A perfect time for the non-working spouse to start on the path to financial freedom […]

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Self-Employed? Don’t Miss This Opportunity To Slash Your Taxes Before The Deadline

We’re always glad to get the word out about amazing opportunities to cut your tax bill and beef up your retirement savings at the same time. So thank you to Brett Arends of MarketWatch for asking us to chime in on how self-employed people can save money by setting up their own retirement plans. In his […]

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Thank You, Ed Slott and Financial Advisor Magazine!

Thank you to America’s IRA Expert Ed Slott, CPA and to Financial Advisor magazine for hosting the incredibly informative June 9 webcast answering advisors’ questions on the 2020 retirement tax rules. Ed Slott, if you are not familiar with his name, is widely regarded by financial planners as the expert’s expert when it comes to […]

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4 Financial Wellness Tips For Real Estate Professionals

We work with quite a few real estate professionals, and were honored to contribute commentary a few weeks ago to an article in REALTOR® magazine on financial wellness. Like many others, real estate professionals have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The traditional home buying and selling market has been turned on its head […]

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Receiving Unemployment Benefits? Make Sure You Understand How They’re Taxed

Millions of American workers have been furloughed or laid off over the last few weeks, and have applied to receive unemployment benefits. For many, it’s the first time they’ve been out of work, and they’re not familiar with how unemployment benefits are taxed. So here’s a quick refresher course on how that benefit lifeline may […]

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Breaking News: IRA Withdrawals Are OPTIONAL For 2020

We’re calling clients to get the word out. Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs), those IRA and retirement withdrawals you’re required to take once you turn age 72 (formerly 70½), are now optional for 2020. It’s the government’s way of letting your IRA and retirement accounts recover and catch their breath from the COVID-19 crisis. We discussed […]

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Quarterly Estimates: Another Pesky Tax Guideline Moved To July 15

Last week, we had somewhat of an odd situation. The first quarterly tax estimate, normally due April 15, was postponed to July 15. But the second tax estimate, due June 15, was still due on June 15. We were all a little stumped by this. The second tax estimate was due before the first tax […]

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What You Need To Know About The CARES Stimulus Act And Your Retirement Accounts

The $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed by the President last Friday, provides bold stimulus measures to ease the pain and disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve summarized below the key provisions affecting your retirement accounts. We stand by ready to answer your questions or explore which measures you should […]

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COVID-19 Fallout: Taxpayers Now Get Until July 15 To File Taxes

Taxpayers are getting a helping hand from the federal government to ease the pain and disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Filing and Paying Taxes The Internal Revenue Service confirmed it has moved the deadline for filing individual tax returns for tax year 2019 from April 15 to July 15. The deadline for paying taxes, without penalty […]

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Market Turbulence? Here’s How To Make Lemonade Out Of The Market’s Lemons

Market turbulence can be hard to deal with, but we know that market pullbacks are a normal and unavoidable part of investing, especially over the shorter-term. Unfortunately, no one can predict or control the market, and trying to eliminate market volatility can cause you to miss out on the generous long-term growth that market investments […]

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