The SECURE Act is here. What are the big changes?
December 30, 2019  | By Kevin Smith

President Trump signed the SECURE Act into law on December 20th, 2019. The purpose is to help more Americans obtain retirement security. The following is not an exhaustive list of changes, but a description of changes that will likely impact…Read More

New Financial Planning Software
February 5, 2019  | By Kevin Smith

Financial planning just got better with the addition of RightCapital, a fresh new cloud-based program for organizing financial information and visualizing financial concepts. We have been using eMoney for almost 10 years, waiting for a competitor to develop a better…Read More

2018 Year-End Trading
January 15, 2019  | By Kevin Smith

The stock market brought us gifts just in time for Christmas. The chart above show the % declines from all-time highs over the past five years for the S&P 500. Christmas Eve just happened to be the most significant pull…Read More

Saving taxes in a bad stock market
December 21, 2018  | By Kevin Smith

There are two great things about bad stock markets: 1) opportunities to buy at attractive prices, and 2) opportunities to harvest tax losses. We have been hard at work over the last couple of weeks finding ways to save our…Read More

2017 Simple Year-End Tax Savings Ideas
November 14, 2017  | By Kevin Smith

(may not apply to you, always consider your cash flow and cash reserve first, and always consult your CPA for details) Increase your pre-tax 401k contributions from your final paychecks of 2017. You are allowed up to $18,000 for the year ($24,000 if…Read More

Charity + Tax Deduction: a charitable fund
November 8, 2016  | By Kevin Smith

This may be relevant if you are interested in some combination of the following… You want to be involved in charitable giving. You are seeking tax deductions. You want to take your time to determine the proper array of charities…Read More