The “Blended Retirement System” (BRS) is a new retirement program that impacts those who serve our country in the armed forces. It started on 1 January 2018 and modifies the retirement system that military members have known for decades.
Approximately 30 percent of taxpayers itemize deductions, according to the Tax Policy Center of the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution, and roughly 82 percent of itemizers reported charitable contributions.
As the weather turns from hot and humid to cool and crisp, we often think of things we want to accomplish before the end of the year. Like leaves piling up in the yard, it usually feels like as soon as one item is crossed off your list, it is replaced by three more.
We are pleased to announce a valuable opportunity in early 2019! We are hosting an event related to the latest cyber security trends, including how to protect yourself and your information.
This is actually a trick question. Because every client eventually asks it and every answer is, of course, different. It is our job to make sure that our clients meet and/or exceed their retirement goals, including timing of retirement and desired spending levels.
Approximately 5 million older Americans are financially exploited every year and the financial loss has been estimated to exceed $36.5 billion.
On September 7th, 2017, credit reporting agency Equifax announced the largest cybersecurity breach in history, affecting over 145 million American consumers. Looking at a 1-year chart of Equifax’s stock price, it’s almost as if the breach never happened.
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal really hit home that I need to have a tough conversation with my family. The article was “The Call to Care for Aging Parents Comes Sooner Now,” by Clare Ansberry, updated August 6, 2018.
Clients often want to discuss ways to set aside more of their current income in a tax-efficient manner, in order to save for future retirement needs.
Financial Planning Focus – They Grow up So Fast: Things to Consider As Your Child Heads off to College
As your child heads off to college this fall, you will be thinking of many things – housing issues, packing up all of the essentials, setting up bank accounts, registering for classes, etc.