The Triple Dangers of Inflation for Pre-Retirees: Safeguard your financial well-being and ensure a secure retirement

As the economic landscape continues to shift and evolve, one specter looms ominously over the horizon: inflation. For pre-retirees, individuals who are on the cusp of transitioning into their golden years, the effects of inflation can be particularly devastating. With each uptick in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the financial security and stability of those…

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Important Considerations When Building Your Retirement Plan in Your 40’s, 50’s and Beyond

As individuals enter their 40’s, 50’s and beyond, retirement planning takes on added significance. With retirement looming closer, it becomes increasingly important to reassess financial goals, adjust savings strategies, and ensure a secure financial future. Here are some important considerations for continuing to build your retirement plan in your 50s and beyond: Evaluate Retirement Goals:…

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Strategies for De-Stressing During the Last-Minute Tax Filing Deadlines

As tax season rolls around each year, it often brings with it a wave of stress and anxiety for many individuals. The thought of gathering receipts, organizing documents, and navigating complex tax forms can be daunting. However, amidst the chaos, it’s essential to prioritize your well-being and find ways to de-stress. Here are some strategies…

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Recent IRS Updates to Defined Benefit Plans: An opportunity to fine-tune your approach to pension risk management

The IRS has released the 2024 mortality tables, which will be instrumental in funding, determining minimum lump-sum distributions, and various other calculations that affect the financial health of your pension plan. This update marks the first major revision to the base mortality rates since 2018 and includes adjustments to consider the impact of COVID-19. The…

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Retirement Planning: A Map to Changes in 2024

Navigating these demands an adaptable approach to financial planning As we kick off 2024, the world of retirement planning is undergoing a fairly significant transformation, as tax brackets, retirement contribution limits, estate and gift tax exemptions, among other things, are set to undergo upward revisions. Additionally, the gradual introduction of Secure 2.0, a pivotal retirement…

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A Last-Minute Tax Guide for Procrastinators

This last-minute tax guide will provide you with the essential steps to navigate the process, even if you’re running against the clock. Gather Your Documents Before you begin the filing process, gather all the necessary documents. These may include: W-2 forms from your employers 1099 forms for any contract work, interest, or dividends 1098 forms…

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How to Lower Your Tax Bill With the Charitable-Donation Deduction: Getting a tax break for contributions to charity often requires careful planning

Are fewer taxpayers deducting charitable contributions than in the past? Yes. The 2017 tax overhaul dramatically reduced the number of filers deducting charitable donations. While it didn’t limit them outright, it expanded the standard deduction so that far fewer taxpayers itemize these deductions on Schedule A. The number of taxpayers itemizing charitable donations dropped to…

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22 Popular Tax Deductions and Tax Breaks for 2023-2024

Tax benefits are generally broken into two major categories: tax deductions and tax credits. As you examine programs that could potentially apply to you, it’s a good idea to know the differences in how tax savings can work. In short, a credit gives you a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the amount of tax you owe. A…

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