If you own large quantities of company stock held within a retirement plan, rolling it into a tax-deferred IRA may not be the best strategy. Learn when a Net Unrealized Appreciation (NUA) transaction is the right choice to maximize your tax efficiency.
Divorce rates are on the rise for those over the age of 55. Learn about the financial implications of this significant life event and get guidance on how to navigate the many considerations individuals face.
If you’re investing in mutual funds at the end of the year, exercise extra care to avoid paying tax on gains that are earned internally by the fund.
While presidential elections can influence market performance, many other factors do, too. It’s important to recognize the complexity of the stock market and be careful not to confuse correlation and causation.
Many people think it is a good idea to put their child’s name on the deed to their home, especially if one of the parents is deceased. Usually the motivation is…
Many clients have questions about when they need to withdraw money from their IRAs and what the rules are for Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs). Learn how to evaluate distribution options and avoid penalties that arise when RMDs are not met.
Retirement is a journey to be enjoyed over time, not a destination. Chris Hershey will help you plan for your unique journey on this edition of Project Wealth.
Preparing for retirement may be the single biggest financial challenge most people face. We’ll cover planning during phase two of your retirement journey on this edition of Project Wealth.
Did you know a critical phase of retirement begins 10 years out? We’ll go over what you need to do in phase one on this edition of Project Wealth.
Does your employer-sponsored retirement plan offer brokerage services? If so, you may gain access to expanded investment choices, including a range of mutual funds.
Before you decide when to begin drawing Social Security benefits, you should evaluate a number of factors, including life expectancy and the financial challenges that face the Social Security system.
Estate tax exemptions are much higher than they once were. As a result, it may be worthwhile to review your estate plan and terminate trusts that are no longer needed.
Why naming your Estate as your IRA Beneficiary may not be a good choice.
With interest rates at a historic low, retirees should carefully consider their pension distribution options.
Since long-term capital gains are taxed at a lower rate than other types of income, selling these types of assets can be a tax-efficient strategy.
Learn about contribution limits for traditional and Roth IRAs and get advice on how to minimize penalties if you’ve contributed too much in a given year.
We all have different “money scripts,” or things we tell ourselves about money that impact our financial decisions. Becoming aware of these thoughts—and the impact they have on our spending and saving behaviors—is important as you plan for and enter retirement.
From cashing out to transferring your balance, here are the different strategies for dealing with 401(k) plans from previous employers
By creating an online Social Security account, you can review your annual statement, take a closer look at your earnings record, and verify that your tax payments are being credited correctly.
Traditional IRAs are subject to a unique set of complex rules. Here are 6 significant differences between IRAs and other financial assets.