Category Archives: Investing

Here’s What People Should Know about Taking Early Withdrawals from Retirement Plans

The following article was published by the IRS. Taxpayers may need to take money out of their individual retirement account or retirement plan early. However, this can trigger an additional tax on top of other income tax they may owe. … Continue reading

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Contribute to an IRA by April 15 to Claim It on 2018 Tax Returns

The following article was published by the IRS. It’s not too late to contribute to an Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) and still claim it on a 2018 tax return. Anyone with a traditional IRA may be eligible for a tax … Continue reading

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401(k) Contribution Limit Increases to $19,000 for 2019; IRA Limit Increases to $6,000

The following article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service has announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2019. Highlights of Changes for 2019 The contribution limit … Continue reading

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Consider Investing in Qualified Opportunity Zones

Tucked away in the TCJA is the creation of Qualified Opportunity Zones (QO Zones). These are low-income communities that meet certain requirements. Investing in QO Zones can result in two major tax breaks: (1) temporary deferral of gain from the … Continue reading

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Best Money Gifts for Kids

As parents, it’s important to help lay a solid foundation for our children, especially when it comes to finances. While you can’t avoid challenges in your child’s life, you can significantly lessen financial stress if you teach them how money … Continue reading

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What is An Annuity?

What is an annuity? An annuity is an investment product that pays out a steady stream of income over time during retirement. When you purchase an annuity, usually from an insurance company, you agree to make a lump sum payment … Continue reading

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Stocks and Bonds 101

There is a lot of confusing investing terminology that is out there. As an investor, you may not need to know it all, but you should have a solid understanding of the basics. Here are two basic terms that everyone … Continue reading

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