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Tom Stedman

Associate Wealth Management Consultant

Financial Planning » Update: IRS Releases Guidance on RMD Distributions

June 26, 2020 | Planning for Retirement

In response to the Coronavirus and its impact on the nation’s economy, President Trump signed into law the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) on March 27, 2020. Provisions in the Act waived required minimum distributions (RMD) from tax-deferred retirement accounts …

Margaret Jeffries, CFP®

Wealth Management Consultant

Financial Planning » Is Now the Time to Convert a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA?

May 18, 2020 | Planning for Retirement

Traditional and Roth IRAs are two powerful tax-advantaged savings vehicles. The primary difference between the two is that qualified contributions to a Traditional IRA are deducted from taxable income the year made and included in taxable income when withdrawn. On the other hand, Roth …

Tom Stedman

Associate Wealth Management Consultant

Financial Planning » Highlights of the Newly Enacted SECURE Act

December 20, 2019 | Financial Planning

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act is designed to expand and preserve retirement saving options for more Americans. While the Act introduces nearly 30 new amendments to the Internal Revenue Code, we highlight 12 changes we believe will be the most impactful for …

Margaret Jeffries, CFP®

Wealth Management Consultant

Financial Planning » Keeping an Eye on Recent Rulings as the SECURE Act Looks to Pass

December 18, 2019 | Financial Planning

News about finances, health care, and estate planning is constantly changing – modification in laws and regulations can be confusing, and it’s difficult to know how your finances will be affected. Below we outline a few of the most recent changes, particularly proposed updates to retirement …

Tom Lesko

Senior Wealth Management Consultant

Financial Planning » Qualified Charitable Distributions and the New Tax Law

March 13, 2018 | Tax Planning

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made sweeping changes to our tax laws when the bill was signed this past December. On January 1, the standard deduction – an amount that all tax filers can deduct from their income each tax year – was doubled to $12,000 for single filers and $24,000 for joint filers. The …

Library » Contribution Limits, Tax Rates, and More for 2017

January 26, 2017 | Tax Planning

Every year the IRS announces numerous changes to contribution limits and tax rates that are important to know for investing and tax planning purposes. Similar to 2016, the changes for 2017 are modest, with many figures remaining the same. Changes are typically dictated by cost-of-living …

Ethan McKenney, CFP®

Client Consultant

Library » Required Minimum Distributions from Inherited IRAs

December 18, 2015 | Planning for Retirement

As the end of the year approaches, it’s important to be aware of certain withdrawal requirements for owners of IRAs. Many may be aware that Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from IRAs begin in the year when an IRA owner turns 70½. However, RMDs from Inherited IRAs are treated differently and …


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