NoVA Top Financial Professional Award (2019) (Aug 27, 2019)

Did you know that, of the highest-income counties in the US, five of the top 25 are located right here in Northern Virginia? They are: Loudon, Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William, and Stafford counties. Maryland also boasts an additional five high-income counties [1].

SageVest Wealth Management is proud to serve each of our clients throughout the NoVA, MD and DC area, as well as nationwide. SageVest is headed by Jennifer Myers, recent recipient of a NoVA Top Financial Professional Award.

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Understanding Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) (Aug 22, 2019)

First established in the 1930s, Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) have become increasingly popular in recent years. By 2017, there were 463,622 individual Donor Advised Funds in the US, holding more than $110 billion in assets [1]. Giving from DAFs now accounts for around 8.3% of all individual gifting in America today [2].

For clients intent on sharing wealth through a planned giving strategy, or for those seeking to optimize charitable deductions following tax reform, a Donor Advised Fund can be a useful tool. SageVest Wealth Management discusses the basics of Donor Advised Funds (DAFs). 

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Roth IRA And Roth 401(k) Options (Aug 14, 2019)

If you’re like most people, you understand that a variety of Roth IRA and Roth 401(k) options exist and that they offer tax advantages. However, you might not understand which option is best for you, or if new lower tax rates make a Roth IRA worthy of consideration. To help you determine if a Roth makes sense as part of your wealth planning, SageVest Wealth Management provides an overview of Roth IRA and Roth 401(k) options.

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Retirement Catch-Up Contributions (Aug 9, 2019)

Most people think of retirement as a period where you live comfortably, with the time, money, and other resources available to enjoy a fulfilling lifestyle. To achieve these retirement goals, you need to plan ahead financially. That includes contributing regularly to a retirement savings plan. Once you reach age 50, you can make additional ‘catch-up’ contributions to help your retirement nest egg grow faster. SageVest Wealth Management outlines retirement catch-up contributions.

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School Shopping And Kids’ Financial Education (Jul 18, 2019)

As the end of summer nears, it’s time to start thinking of heading back to school – and that means back-to-school shopping! School shopping provides an excellent opportunity to expand your kids’ financial education with real-world examples of careful budgeting, sensible spending, and much more. SageVest Kids shows parents how to use school shopping to help further your kids’ financial education.

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Structured or Market-Linked CDs During Volatility (Jul 9, 2019)

Ever since the 2008 financial crisis, investors have been increasingly attracted to structured CDs (also known as market-linked CDs), lured by the concept that they’ll enjoy market upside potential, without the risks associated with being invested in the stock market. This makes them a particularly attractive proposition for investors during times of market volatility.

We’ve certainly noticed an uptick in interest since the markets entered an incredibly volatile period late last year. However, we thought it prudent to review why structured or market-linked CDs could in fact be detrimental during such periods of volatility.

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An Impressive First Half Of 2019 (Jul 3, 2019)

SageVest Wealth Management’s latest quarterly commentary is now available. Highlights include:

– Stocks posted the best first half of the year since 1997.

– The S&P 500 climbed to new record highs.

– Interest Rates plummeted and bond prices soared as the Fed hinted at lowering the federal funds rate.

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