Feb
17

What You Need to Know about the SECURE Act

posted on February 17th 2020 in Market Commentary with 0 Comments

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The SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act became law during the last few weeks of 2019 and became effective on January 1. This measure, which affects anyone who has an IRA, includes the following significant changes: RMDs will begin at age 72, instead of 70½  — Required minimum distributions (RMDs) must be […]

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Sep
25

Property Tax Savings for California Seniors (55+)

You may not consider your 55th birthday as a milestone, however, there may be more reason to celebrate than you think. At the age of 55, several options for tax savings become available for those considering selling and repurchasing real estate in California. Traditionally your property tax base is calculated by the assessed value of […]

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Aug
24

Finding the Right IRA Match for You

posted on August 24th 2017 in Market Commentary & Your Financial Advisor with 0 Comments

All investments have a combination of benefits and limitations for its investor. Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), however, also have nuanced eligibility requirements based on your employment type and income level. Selecting a retirement account isn’t always easy to navigate which is why we recommend that you sit down with financial planner to discuss your options […]

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Nov
01

Should You Make Your Year-End Charitable Gifts From Your IRA?

by Charles L Stanley CFP® ChFC® AIF® When entering retirement, having a big, fat IRA feels good. It provides a certain sense of security —and that’s a good thing. However, when you consider estate planning for a family with a taxable estate in excess of $5.25 million, that big, fat IRA is a horrible asset […]

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