Archive for December 2018

Financial Goals for 2019

2018 was an up-and-down year for many Americans. The stock market boomed, and then it busted. No one knows what is on the horizon for 2019, but it doesn’t hurt to set goals. Here are some financial goals that could help you get off to a great start in 2019. Start an Emergency Fund Whether…

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2019 Catch Up Contributions Increase

Arm yourself to save more for your retirement in 2019! The Treasury has announced inflation-adjusted numbers for retirement savings for 2019, as well as a lot of changes that will help investors stuff these accounts. The amount which you could contribute to an Individual Retirement is being bumped from $5,500 up to $6,000 for 2019. …

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2018 Year End Contribution Reminders

Tax season comes quickly after the year comes to a close. In 2018, a few changes have occurred due to legislation that was created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. One of the main changes was a lowering of tax rates and a near doubling of the standard deduction. Also, a number…

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What You Should Know About 2018 Qualified Charitable Distributions

You have until December 31 to do a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) for 2018. This is an effective tax strategy that many individuals are overlooking. A QCD is worth considering if you are donating to charitable organizations and taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) this year.  With the increase in the Standard Deduction, many people (specifically…

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