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February 26, 2019

The 2018 tax changes may have lowered your total tax liability, but many Americans were surprised by their refund, or worse…their tax payment! Proper tax planning should be a coordinated effort between your tax preparer and investment advisor.

When tax and estate laws c...

February 20, 2019

We constantly meet with prospective clients whose current advisers, in our opinion, are not providing them what they need to be financially successful.  Here are some red flags that suggest it's time for a change.

Guessing risk tolerance. Subjective questionna...

February 12, 2019

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which was enacted in December 2017, brought about a host of changes for taxpayers. Among the changes was the amount of withholdings as calculated by revised tax tables. 

The IRS announced that it is waiving the estimated tax penalty for various...

December 28, 2018

This has been a painful quarter for the stock market.   Historically, it’s the fourteenth worst quarter for stocks since 1926 for what it’s worth, with the S&P 500 down 17% since the end of September.  

With the overabundance of financial news that any of...

November 5, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the cost-of-living adjustments applicable for all types of qualified retirement plans and IRAs.

For 2019, highlights include:

  • The Annual Contribution Limit for 401(k), 403(b) and 457 plans increased from $18,500 to $19,...

October 18, 2018

A well-known investment market commentator recently quipped about the recent market pullback:  “The market is the lowest it has been since June 2018.”   When we put the recent pullback in that short run context, it may give us some additional worthy perspective so we d...

April 19, 2018

Embarking on a financial plan is like sailing around the world. The voyage won’t always go to plan, and there’ll be rough seas. But the odds of reaching your destination increase greatly if you are prepared, flexible, patient, and well-advised.

A mistake many inexperie...

February 9, 2018

After a period of relative calm in the markets, in recent days the increase in volatility in the stock market has resulted in renewed anxiety for many investors.

From February 1–5, the US market (as measured by the Russell 3000 Index) fell almost 6%, resulting in many i...

February 6, 2018

Yesterday's stock market selloff is getting everyone's attention. The market, as measured by the Dow Jones Industrial Average, plunged 1,175 points. While it was the largest single day point drop ever, the loss as a percentage of 4.6% doesn't even crack the top 10....

January 17, 2018

By pursuing a globally diversified approach to investing, one doesn’t have to attempt to pick winners to achieve a rewarding investment experience.

Every day we enjoy the benefits of an interconnected world. We might start our day with a cup of coffee that originated in...

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