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What You Should Know About Retirement Plan Rollovers

Given the current economic environment where companies are laying off workers and, in some cases, going out of the business, the implications for employer-sponsored retirement plans are significant. Unfortunately, one of the consequences of the pandemic and the economic shutdown is that many companies are laying off workers and, in some cases, shutting down completely.…

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CARES Act: Changes to Minimum Distribution Requirements for 2020

Included in the CARES Act, which was signed into law on Friday, March 27th, 2020, are provisions related to tax-deferred retirement plans/IRAs and minimum distribution requirements for 2020. Specifically, regardless of your age, all minimum distribution requirements from tax-deferred retirement plans and IRAs have been suspended for 2020.  Of course, you can take withdrawals if…

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Coronavirus – What Does it Mean for Your Investments?

Over the last several weeks, the coronavirus has grabbed global headlines. So far, U.S. markets have remained relatively immune. But should you try to dodge markets that have been exposed? The answer to that question is simple: breaking news should not impact your investment program.  A portfolio that is invested according to an evidence-based investment…

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All Investment Risk is Not Created Equal

We all know that risk and return go hand-in-hand.  As investors, we are encouraged to think about how much risk we can/want to assume and then build a portfolio that reflects our risk tolerance and objectives.  But, investment risk is not a straightforward concept. There are two, broadly different kinds of investment risks: avoidable, concentrated…

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Using Donor Advised Funds to Maximize the Value of Charitable Gifts of Appreciated Stock

Through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF), a donor can make a charitable contribution, get an upfront tax deduction, and then recommend what charities to support and when. Funds can be distributed immediately or over time. In addition to the upfront tax deduction, DAFs also offer an added tax advantage when a donor makes a gift…

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