34 Search Results for: cares

  • Your Year-End Tax Checklist, Plus a Few Extras for 2020

    Posted on November 5, 2020

    A lot of us have been in the attic lately, putting away the ghosts and skeletons from Halloween and dusting off the holiday decorations. While you’re up there, can you find your year-end tax checklist?

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  • The Comprehensive Guide to Estate Planning

    Posted on October 28, 2020

    An estate plan doesn’t materialize with the snap of your fingers. In fact, an estate plan demands that you confront your mortality. Perhaps that’s why so many of us fail to plan for the future. The reality is that estate planning isn’t about you – it’s about your loved ones. Much stands to …

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  • Market Commentary: Retail Sales Spike, but Unemployment Claims Still on Rise

    Posted on October 19, 2020

    Retail sales rebounded as U.S. consumers continued to put salaries and money left over from the CARES Act into the economy. Retail and food service sales surged 1.9%, more than doubling expectations of 0.8%. The gains raised overall retail sales 5.4% above year-ago levels as consumers make …

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  • How to Take Advantage of Donor-Advised Funds and Special 2020 Tax Deductions for Donations

    Posted on September 30, 2020

    As a CPA, one of the questions that I have been getting more frequently is, “What is a donor-advised fund?” This is not surprising as the number of individual donor-advised fund accounts has grown by over 50% for the second year in a row, according to the National Philanthropic Trust’s 2019 …

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  • The Week Ahead — Don’t Outlive Your Money: 3 Retirement Budget Tips

    Posted on July 1, 2020

    By Michael Gold, CFP®, MBA, Founder & CEO, Wealth Advisor Have you ever worried that your money might not last as long as you do in retirement? If so, you’re not alone. That is the biggest concern for 49% of Americans regarding retirement.[1] With increased longevity and fewer companies …

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  • Market Commentary: Fed Committed to Near-Zero Rates, S&P Dips

    Posted on June 15, 2020

    The S&P 500 dropped 4.7% last week on concerns the uptick in new coronavirus cases would persist and slow the economic rally. The surprising job growth reported two weeks ago suggested the economy was rallying more quickly than expected and boosted investor optimism. But the recent upti …

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  • The Week Ahead — Our 2020 Mid-Year Economic Update

    Posted on June 15, 2020

    By Michael Gold, CFP® MBA Founder and CEO, Wealth Advisor How’s your 2020 going so far? Unsettling? Unexpected? You’re not alone. The world as we know it has been turned upside down by five letters and a number: COVID-19. While the coronavirus pandemic is at its core a health issue, the dow …

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  • How Social Security Fits into Your Retirement Plan

    Posted on June 10, 2020

    There are a lot of factors that play into when to claim Social Security benefits. How long should you wait? How is your health? What other retirement income do you have? What are the tax consequences? Click Here to Watch the Webinar

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  • Roth Planning Opportunities in 2020

    Posted on May 22, 2020

    Tax brackets are positioned well, interest rates are favorable and RMDs are on hold. So you’re probably asking yourself if now is a good time to convert your IRA into a Roth account. In this webinar, we look at the advantages of a Roth conversion in a down market and how you can save big …

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  • RMD Planning in 2020 After the CARES and SECURE Acts

    Posted on May 8, 2020

    Have you considered skipping your required minimum distributions (RMDs) in 2020? The CARES Act – a relief package passed as the coronavirus pandemic shakes the economy – gives you that opportunity. Before you waive your RMDs, you need to know what you stand to gain and how the CARES Act and …

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