IRS Issues Further Guidance on 2020 Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)

As we discussed a few months ago, the federal government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27, 2020, in response to the global pandemic that continues to afflict our economy. One way the CARES Act provided relief for individuals was by waiving the annual obligation to distribute a portion …

Highlights of the Historic Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

In an effort to mitigate the effects the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is having on Americans in every sector of the economy, the federal government signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27, 2020. While this historic bill approves a $2 trillion emergency stimulus package aimed at providing broad …

The SECURE Act – Impacting Retirement Planning

The SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act was signed into law by the president on December 20, 2019.  This act incorporates some of the largest changes to retirement savings since the Pension Reform Act of 2006.  The bill will be effective January 1, 2020.  The act makes sweeping changes to the Required …

Previous Employer Retirement Plans [401(k), 403(b), Etc.] – What Do You Do With Them?

by Adam Oerther, CFP® One employee benefit companies often use to attract and retain talent in the workforce is access to a retirement plan, such as a 401(k), 403(b), or SIMPLE IRA plan. These types of plans allow you to make pre-tax contributions, which not only lower your taxable income for the year but also …

How Do People Get “Rich”?

by Adam Oerther, CFP® While the definition of “rich” is different for everyone, just about all lifestyles require money. Being able to sustain these lifestyles without having a recurring income (i.e. a salary), particularly during your retirement years, requires an accumulation of resources from which you can fund the activities you need and want to …

Tax Planning for 2018

by Sean Guldi, CFP® It is all over the news – Congress and the Trump administration are busy attempting to enact a large-scale overhaul of the tax code. Uncertainty abounds with respect to the details, and there is still a chance the overhaul does not make its way through both the House and the Senate …

End-of-Year Tax Planning Strategies

No matter your political leanings, paying taxes is a fact of life and an integral part of modern society. However, the federal government recognizes many different tax-advantaged strategies that lower your tax bill when the time to file comes around each year. This article will focus on a few of the more popular of these …

Retirement Planning: Is There a Magic Number or Formula?

by Sean Guldi, CFP® According to the Pew Research Center, over the next 15 years roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers turn age 65 every day. This may not mean retirement for all of them, but the largest demographic cohort in our country will be a driving force that increases the need for Retirement Planning. Many of …

A Big Change Just Happened With Social Security and No One Said a Thing

Many people may know Congress recently passed a Federal Budget Agreement, which was largely supported by the President in order to increase the debt ceiling. What many people may not be aware of, however, is there were changes in the agreement that closed several loopholes within Social Security that previously allowed people to increase their …

What is Your Plan for the Future?

We all think about what we want for ourselves in retirement, in our careers, or even where we want to live. There are many things one can do to help get themselves there; however, many of us do not know where to start. This is why everyone needs a financial plan. Whether planning how long …