In a recent column, I mentioned the importance of tax planning for your retirement assets. We are living in a time of relatively low historic income tax rates, and as our national debt grows and political considerations change, it’s not unlikely that tax rates will rise in the future. It’s always been the conventional wisdom..
Income tax time brings you face to face with the amount of money you earn — and have left to live on, after taxes. But what if you were disabled and couldn’t work? It’s something no one wants to think about: being alive but incapacitated. But consider the odds. The Disability Insurance Resource Center says..
As tax time draws near, Americans are taking a second look at the impact of the new tax laws. For many people, the day of reckoning is proving an expensive one. The tax cut put more money in their paychecks, but the amount withheld for taxes was also reduced. Now, as tax returns are being..
If you want your investment dollars to not only make money but to make the world a better place as well, there are now some new and easy ways to make that happen. More than one out of every four dollars under professional management in the United States — $8 trillion or more, and an..
The tenth anniversary year of this bull market got off to a great start in 2019. After posting the largest one-day point decline in history on Christmas Eve, January proved the Grinch did not steal the stock market. At the end of the first two months this year, the S&P 500 stock index gained 17.5..
Are you paying too much for your 529 college savings plan? If you’ve bought through a broker or adviser, the answer is almost certainly yes. Every state has a “direct-sold” plan that you can access through a website, without paying any commissions, so it has always mystified me why some parents and grandparents pay extra..