Savings Tips for Building an Emergency Savings Fund

As the events of the past few days have shown us, life can be extremely unpredictable. This inevitably affects our finances as life seems to spiral at times. This is a prime example of the importance of an emergency fund. An emergency fund is a financial safety net that is used to cover unplanned expenses so [...]

Here’s What People Should Know about Taking Early Withdrawals from Retirement Plans

The following article was published by the IRS. Taxpayers may need to take money out of their individual retirement account or retirement plan early. However, this can trigger an additional tax on top of other income tax they may owe. Here are a few key things for taxpayers to know: Early withdrawals. An early withdrawal normally [...]

Contribute to an IRA by April 15 to Claim It on 2018 Tax Returns

The following article was published by the IRS. It’s not too late to contribute to an Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) and still claim it on a 2018 tax return. Anyone with a traditional IRA may be eligible for a tax credit or deduction on their 2018 tax return if they make contributions by April 15, 2019. [...]

401(k) Contribution Limit Increases to $19,000 for 2019; IRA Limit Increases to $6,000

The following article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service has announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2019. Highlights of Changes for 2019 The contribution limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings [...]

Consider Investing in Qualified Opportunity Zones

Tucked away in the TCJA is the creation of Qualified Opportunity Zones (QO Zones). These are low-income communities that meet certain requirements. Investing in QO Zones can result in two major tax breaks: (1) temporary deferral of gain from the sale of property and (2) permanent exclusion of post-acquisition capital gains on the disposition of investments [...]