Posts Tagged ‘tax strategies’

The “Tax Time Bomb”

The wealthiest investors I have worked with have larger Roths or larger post-taxed accounts than they have in qualified, tax deferred accounts.  The “Tax Time Bomb” is something you hear me talk a lot about at my seminars and on the radio.  We are trained to put as much money as we can away as…

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The New Tax Law: Things to Consider

Who will be affected by the new tax legislation that went into effect Jan. 1? That is a question many are asking. While “everyone” is likely to see some changes, here’s an idea of how many people fell into each income group. In 2015:1 About 1.4 million Americans accounted for the top 1% of income…

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Potential Models for Retirement Income

  As important as it is to plan your retirement goals, you never know what variables could force you to change course. Fortunately, there are a variety of options that can keep speed bumps from running you off the road to retirement. One of the most fluid aspects of retirement is the date. Some people…

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Too Much Positivity can Equal a Negative

  The mind is a powerful tool. It can protect, justify, trick and even make good things happen by its sheer will. A good example is the placebo effect, a biology-based phenomenon with proven positive results.1 But there are limits to what a positive mindset can truly accomplish. For example, a 2016 survey by asset…

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Regret Over Brexit?

In the aftermath of the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union, financial commentators have predicted all kinds of fallout, including Scotland’s secession, generational disputes and uprisings, a cross-border exodus of worker talent and companies, economic recession, deficits in government budget and pension fund payouts and a real estate crisis. Although there are benefits…

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Where Do We Stand as a Country?

If there’s one phrase that’s entered the mainstream lexicon as the 2016 election approaches, it’s “Let’s make America great again!”1 Every president, regardless of party, vows to make the country better in some way, but as a whole, has America lost ground?2 Are we really not great anymore? In the big picture, our country is…

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Some Ways to Account for Inherited Assets

As difficult as it is to lose a loved one, it would be nice if the financial situation sorted itself out after a death. Unfortunately, receiving the assets of a deceased spouse or family member can be a complex process. Most people have their money stored in a variety of different financial vehicles — checking…

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Boomer Boom or Boomer Bust?

The phrase “boom or bust” refers to a scenario of great prosperity or economic growth followed suddenly by a period of decline. Some economists suspect the aptly termed “baby boomers” could potentially create just such a phenomenon during their twilight years. As the largest demographic group in history, baby boomers have been an important economic…

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More Options Don’t Always Lead to More Money

When it comes to managing finances, people have more choices than ever. Convenience may be at an all-time high — with financial vehicle options that fit a wide variety of needs — but this also means there are more choices that aren’t necessarily in the clients’ best interests. The growing number of options makes it…

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