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 …

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 …

Social Security Seminar

On January 21st, a collaborative effort was made by John Murphy of B&C Financial Advisors and George Koury of George Koury & Associates to help seminar attendees better understand their benefit options in regards to Social Security and Medicare. They discussed as people approach retirement, it is important for them to understand their government provided …

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 …

Why Everyone Needs a Financial Plan

Many people think having a financial plan is only for the wealthy; however, wealth is not defined by dollars alone. 

Who Needs to Take an RMD (Required Minimum Distribution)?

The first question someone might ask is, what is an RMD? An RMD is an annual distribution from an IRA (Individual Retirement Account) that is required by the IRS.

Retirement Plan Changes in 2015

From changes in contribution limitations to a new account option, here’s what retirement savers can expect for 2015