Five Tax-Loss Harvesting Tips

Though the markets have been up strongly this year, your investment portfolio could have a few lemons in it. Using the tax strategy of tax-loss harvesting, you may be able to turn those lemons into lemonade. Here are five tips: Tip #1: Separate short-term and long-term Your investments are divided into short-term and long-term buckets.…

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Leasing vs. Buying a Car

There are many reasons for you to lease a car versus buy a car, but too often it is the auto dealer’s profit motive that determines which method you use rather than what’s best for your budget and lifestyle. To help you make an informed decision, here are some things to consider: When to lease…

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Retirees Should Check Withholdings…or Else…

According to a recent announcement by the IRS, retirees might not be withholding enough for taxes this year. This is due to vast tax changes in 2018, making old withholding levels obsolete. The IRS is urging retirees to check their withholdings now and make adjustments if needed to avoid penalties. Could it be you? How…

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Keys to Creating a Satisfying Retirement

You’ve done your retirement homework. Your assets are reviewed, you know your financial needs, and your retirement tax plan is in place. Are you ready to enjoy retirement? Probably, but not without a plan to address what happens to many after they retire – boredom. Here are some ideas. Go to school. Many colleges and…

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Stay Prepared To Sell Your Business

If you enjoy running your own business, selling it may be the furthest thing from your mind. But the reality is that eventually an opportunity to sell will come, whether due to your own life changes or a perfect buyer walking in the door. Planning, often years in advance of the sale date, is necessary…

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Where Did My Retirement Go?

  Retirement, for one reason or another, you may find yourself in a situation where you’ve lost track of an account like a 401(k) or pension. There are several ways this can happen: Job change. People change jobs in today’s economy much faster than they did in the past, and that means that retirement accounts…

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Four Tips for Working Beyond Retirement Age

Working Beyond Retirement Age

Four tips for working beyond retirement age Many people choose to work into their retirement years. If this is something you’re considering, here are some tips to make sure you get the greatest benefit from your efforts. 1) Consider delaying Social Security. You can start receiving Social Security retirement benefits as early as age 62,…

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Be Tax Wise When Withdrawing your Retirement Savings

Be Tax Wise When Withdrawing your Retirement Savings

You’ve spent years saving for retirement, but now it’s time to plan the best way to manage your retirement savings withdrawals. Here is a potential method to help maximize your funds using a tax-advantaged strategy. First, look at Social Security and pensions. You can use these funds for daily living much the same as you…

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Planning To Retire? Consider Transferring Your Business To Your Employees

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Dana McGuffin CPA is dedicated to helping increase organization sustainability in the businesses, ministries, and churches we serve. Even the most dedicated small business owners eventually want to retire. But succession planning can be tricky. If a transfer to an outside party isn’t feasible, and many times it is not,  an alternative is to consider…

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Speak Up About Your Finances

Speak Up About Your Finances

How often do you take time to talk about your finances? Once a year while preparing your tax return? Only when a financial emergency pops up? Or are money matters a topic you avoid entirely? If discussing financial goals makes you uncomfortable, you’re certainly not alone. Surveys by a national financial company found that money…

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