Are You Maximizing the Tax Benefit of Your Charitable Gifts?
The IRS is not trying to discourage charitable giving. It is tightening requirements to limit abuses.
Ask the Adviser: How do I know if my investments are insured?
As an investor, you do not need to worry if you’re covered—if you have your investments through a SIPC member brokerage firm, coverage is automatic.
Whether You Are Retiring Now or in 10 Years, the Consolidated Appropriations Act Could Help You Save
Some changes take effect this year, and others are delayed until 2024, 2025, 2026, or even 2033.
Ask the Adviser: How can I best maintain my financial plan?
Much like caring for a vehicle, financial planning is an ongoing process—not a once-and-done event.
Understanding RMDs Can Help You Save
Want to design a tax-efficient retirement? Learning how and when to take required minimum distributions (or RMDs) can be a key part of your overall strategy.
Ask the Adviser: When should I change my asset allocation?
The asset allocation of your portfolio is a key driver of performance and returns. Do you have the right mix of stocks and bonds in your portfolio?
You missed an RMD—now what?
The rules surrounding Required Minimum Distributions are complicated and missing them can be costly. If you have made an error, follow these steps to amend it and seek a penalty waiver
7 Steps to Take When You Inherit an IRA
When Inheriting an IRA there are complex rules you will need to follow to avoid costly errors.
Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs): Follow the Rules to Avoid Costly Penalties
Taxpayers reaching age 72 should be aware that a portion of the funds in their retirement accounts starts to become taxable each year—and pitfalls are common.
Learn These IRA Rules to Avoid Costly Penalties
Full of tricky timing concerns, the rules for IRA withdrawals are commonly misunderstood. Here, we explain five of them.
Are Roth Conversions Right for People Over 73?
Roth IRAs are not subject to RMD rules.
A Guide to Required Minimum Distribution Rules for IRAs and Employer Plans
RMD rules are similar for both types of accounts, but there are some differences.
Homeownership: The Good, the Bad, and the Expensive
A home is both an asset and a liability. It can be sold like an asset at some point in the future, but there are ongoing expenses that come with homeownership.
Ask the Adviser: How do I shop for the best rates on my cash?
Looking for ways to make your cash work for you without committing to a long-term investment? There are plenty of options available.
Don’t Overlook These Inflation-Related Opportunities
Discover several ways to offset inflation through tax-efficient saving in 2023.
Ask the Adviser: How do I pay taxes on retirement income?
There are two ways to satisfy the year-round tax payment obligation for retirement income. Taxes can be withheld from your benefits, or you can make estimated payments to the IRS.
Your 2022 Guide to Year-End Tax Planning
Minimizing your tax exposure requires a strategic and holistic plan. Here, we will look at various tactics and consider important tax-law changes for 2022.
Ask the Adviser: Is it ever okay to sell investments during a bear market?
However, this doesn’t mean that you should never sell during a market decline. Here are three scenarios when doing so may be a shrewd move.
The Pros and Cons of Paying off Your Mortgage Early
Wondering whether to close out your home loan ahead of schedule? We’ll look at the benefits of doing this—and when it might be better to invest in bonds instead.
Ask the Adviser: Why are Medicare Part B premiums going down when inflation is up?
After a large increase in Medicare Part B premiums for 2022, the cost is now dropping. We’ll look at a surprising reason why.