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Little-known Tax Deduction for your Valentine

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl, and Valentine’s Day is here. It’s a busy time of year, and while “Be my little tax deduction” isn’t the most romantic thing to say to your spouse this holiday, we’re going to discuss a tax deduction you can make for your Valentine before April 15th in today’s show.

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Year End Planning: “In the Red Zone” (Part 2)

We’re back to wrap up this two-part episode on year-end planning for 2023. In this episode, we’ll chat about several topics including the looming expiration of the current tax code in 2026, the increasing national debt, and the potential rise in tax rates. Don will also share how those in need of long-term care can leverage their IRA assets to minimize taxes, talk about the often-overlooked 0% capital gains tax bracket, discuss the importance of proactive tax planning, and more.

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Year End Planning: It’s Not Too Early (Part 1)

Join us for a two-part episode where we unpack our 2023 edition of key year-end planning strategies for those nearing or embracing their retirement years. With the holidays right around the corner, it is the perfect time of year for these conversations. Listen in as we cover a range of topics, from IRA and 401k contribution limits to Roth IRA conversions and charitable giving options.

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The Taxman Cometh – 2023 Edition

  What many people are starting to realize is that taxes in retirement might actually be more than they were when they were working. We’ve been taught our entire lives to defer taxes by contributing to an IRA and 401(k), but that ends up leaving retirees with more to pay down the road. What’s important…

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What is ESG Investing? Don’t Get Fooled

You might have come across headlines in recent weeks that keep talking about ESG investing. It’s an issue that has been all over the financial news lately and is gaining notice with the investing public. This ESG, or Environmental, Social, and corporate Governance, is a hot issue on Wall Street and affects many 401(k) and…

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Landmines and Opportunities in SECURE Act 2.0

Another round of retirement changes are on the way after President Biden passed SECURE Act 2.0 into law on December 23rd. While we’ve been anticipating this legislation for a while, we didn’t know exactly what we be in the final bill. The original SECURE Act made significant changes to IRA rules. The most notable was…

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Proposed IRA Changes and Roth Tax Tips

Last month some new IRA changes were proposed. How could these possible changes impact your financial future and your family’s?

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The Season of Giving

Giving Tuesday was this week and we are entering the most charitable time of the year. What do you need to know about charitable giving and taxes?

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Important Ages in Retirement

What should you be planning for as you reach 50? What is the best age to take Social Security? Today, we are going to go over some key ages to be aware of as you plan for and approach retirement.

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Bonds, Interest Rates, and Tax Proposals

You’ve probably heard about the recent tax proposals in Congress. How will they affect your financial future if they pass? Today we will discuss these proposals, while also taking it back to 1981 to discuss bond rates.

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The Latest Financial Update on Coronavirus

As we approach the third month dealing with the coronavirus health crisis, let’s get an update on where things stand. Don will tell us how he’s dealing with the quarantine, what clients are concerned about, and the adjustments you might want to consider.

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Revisiting the SECURE Act: Inherited IRAs

Have you heard of inherited IRAs? The SECURE Act changed a lot of rules, including the details surrounding the inherited IRAs, so you’ll want to know how to plan accordingly.

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Use the 3rd & 4th Quarter to Get Your Finances Organized

The second half of the year can be a great time to evaluate your portfolio and take the necessary steps to get your finances organized. If you don’t know where to start, we’ll give you a checklist of items you should be focused on during the 3rd and 4th quarter.

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How The SECURE Act Might Impact Your Retirement Planning

The SECURE Act passed in the House and brought with it 29 provisions that would change some of the decisions and actions you’ll take when planning for retirement. What are some of the top things you should be aware of?

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