There is a lot of information available on how to save and invest for retirement. Investors select an asset allocation and learn what accounts to contribute to. But what about in retirement? We are still invested, but instead of saving, we need to spend some of our savings. How much should we have … [Read more...]
Can You Benefit from Qualified Charitable Distributions?
Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) are a great way to reduce tax liability for those who are charitably inclined. Qualified Charitable Distributions are distributions from an IRA that are donated directly to a qualified charity. The account holder must be over age 70 ½ and the distribution … [Read more...]
Is a Donor Advised Fund Right for You?
Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are a great tax planning tool for those who are charitably inclined. They are especially compelling when you have highly appreciated stock in a brokerage account or if your income is significantly higher than usual in any given year. Understanding the Tax … [Read more...]
Should You Do Tax Planning Now for the Biden Administration
A lot's being written right now about how to prepare for the Biden tax plan. There are click-bate headlines warning of actions you must take now before December 31, 2020. Before we take any tax planning actions, we need to consider the various scenarios that could unfold. First, we won't know … [Read more...]
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