What is an Emergency Fund?

    An emergency fund is an important tool for protecting yourself from unexpected financial situations.

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    Identify Theft

    With the growing frequency of identify theft, its always important to protect your information.
    Here are some tips for keeping yourself and your information safe.

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    What are the 2024 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits?

    Stay up to date on the new contribution limits for retirement plans in 2024.
    To access IRS Form 8881 when filing your business taxes for 2023, please click here

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    Understanding Donor-Advised Funds

    A donor-advised fund (DAF) is an account established through a sponsoring charity, often an organization established for the purpose of providing this type of planned giving vehicle.

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    Workplace Retirement Plans

    Recent changes with SECURE Act 2.0, along with the implementation of state mandated programs, are meant to encourage employers to offer a retirement plan for their employees

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    Navigating SECURE 2.0’s New 529-to-Roth Rollover Opportunity

    Among the changes brought on by SECURE 2.0 are changes to 529 college savings plans.

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    SECURE Act 2.0- New Provisions

    Along with the new tax credits, SECURE Act 2.0 introduced new retirement plan features and changed some of the existing retirement plan rules.

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    Plan Sponsor Effective Communication

    Plan sponsors should be aware of the financial literacy levels of their employees and make sure messaging is clear and understandable, according to experts

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    Fund Categories

    With the different categories of mutual funds, it's important for investors to understand the differences between these categories and where the funds are invested

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    SECURE 2.0: Tax Credits

    With the passing of SECURE Act 2.0 at the end of 2022, tax credits became available for small businesses to help alleviate the cost of setting up a plan

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    2023 Deferral Limit Changes

    Millions of Americans can save more in tax-advantaged retirement accounts next year, after inflation adjustments made Friday by the Internal Revenue Service

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    Student-Load Holders See New Path for Wiping Out Debt Through Bankruptcy

    The Biden administration's decision to make it easier to discharge student loans in bankruptcy could offer a new safety valve for debtors who have exhausted other options for getting out from under heavy debt loads.

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    Understanding The Pros And Cons Of Alternative Investments

    In today’s dynamic market environment, some investors may be looking beyond stocks andbonds for other options for investing their money. This search for other options may lead toalternative investments.

    Alternative investments are investments outside the stock and bond markets, and may includereal estate, private equity, hedge funds, digital assets, and may include investments offering tothese financial instruments such as cryptocurrencies, commodities, precious metals and art orcollectibles. These types of investments tend not to be correlated to the performance of stocksand bonds, and may offer the potential for higher returns, but typically with higher risk.

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    Are Roth 401(k)s Still a Good Deal? When to Use Them—and When to Pass

    Sometimes it's better to get taxes out of the way earlier when using a 401(k) to save for retirement.

    • Converting from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA is a taxable event.
    • To qualify for the tax-free and penalty-free withdrawal or earnings, a Roth IRA must be in place for at least 5 tax years, and the distribution must take place after age 59 1/2 or due to death, disability, or a first time home purchase (up to a $10,000 lifetime maximum). Depending on state law, Roth IRA distributions may be subject to state taxes.


    Financial planner David Born advises a couple in the top tax bracket who contribute to Roth 401(k)s rather than traditional 401(k)s, even though it means they pay more in taxes now.

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