The coronavirus has dramatically disrupted our economy and society in a matter of a few short weeks. While it’s hard to find something positive in all of the tragic headlines, we think it’s important to recognize that public and private sectors have put forth a massive level of support in a very short time. More assistance is likely on the way, but here’s what you need to know now if you’re affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19), whether you’re an employee, an employer or retired.Read More
Business owners are the lifeblood of our economy, and millions of businesses, big and small, are being impacted by the coronavirus. If you’re a business owner facing financial challenges, we offer the following suggestions and resources that you should be aware of.Read More
Millions of people around the world are being affected by the coronavirus, medically, financially, and emotionally. For anyone in a strong and stable life situation, this is an opportune time to evaluate how you can help others. While the list of philanthropic options is endless, we offer a few suggestions to consider.
In the past few weeks, our children’s lives have been turned upside down. From school closings, performance and sport cancellations, postponed traditions such as prom and graduation, to no more playdates, the way our kids interact with the world is evolving minute by minute. However, in the midst of these social losses, there’s an abundance of opportunities for children to give to and help people and organizations in need, nationally and within their local community.Read More
While financial downturns are not pleasant, nor welcome, they can present some financial opportunities that are worthy of consideration. We review a few financial strategies that could be beneficial to you, your family and loved ones during these challenging times.Read More
The outbreak of the coronavirus is gripping the world. It has infected more than 80,000, has killed more than 2,700 and is directly impacting the daily lives of millions of people. It simply is the top headline around the globe. The potential future effects of the virus sent shockwaves through the financial markets this week, with stocks falling several percentage points in a matter of days. We feel it’s important to address this number one topic and the potential impacts to your portfolio.Read More
Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) are an important part of your financial landscape in retirement. Most people must start taking RMDs from qualified retirement accounts at age 72 (previously 70 ½). Here’s what you need to know about RMDs: what RMDs are, accounts subject to RMDs, important deadlines, and more. Understanding RMDs will help avoid penalties and optimize your distributions for tax purposes.Read More
Congratulations on celebrating your 72nd birthday! Age 72 is the age at which most people must begin taking Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from Traditional IRA and other qualified retirement plans. SageVest Wealth Management discusses the various factors to consider about RMDs at age 72 here.Read More
The SECURE Act of 2019 imposes significant changes for inherited IRAs received from an account owner who dies post December 31, 2019.
The law previously allowed beneficiaries of inherited IRAs the ability to ‘stretch’ IRA distributions over their lifetime. This helped to reduce the tax burden of inherited IRA distributions by potentially extending distributions over many years, particularly for younger individuals.
The passing of the SECURE Act dramatically limits the ability to defer distributions from inherited IRAs received from a decedent who dies as of January 1, 2020 or later. The new law requires all inherited IRA assets to be distributed within 10 years of the IRA owner’s death, with a few exceptions, including for minor children.Read More
2020 brings a number of changes to IRA and retirement plans as a result of the SECURE Act, signed into law in late 2019. The changes are broad, impacting virtually everyone, whether you’re a student, younger, older, preparing for retirement, in retirement, an employee or an employer. Here are the top aspects you need to know about how the SECURE Act affects you.Read More