As we move towards April 15th’s tax filing deadline, I wanted to spend a few blogs on explaining some of the more popular tax credits that may be available to you. Up first, the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC). The AOTC is a credit for qualified education expenses paid for an eligible student during their first four years of higher education. The credit is calculated by factoring
As 2020 comes at us quickly, here are a couple year-end tax tips you will want to review before the ball drops!
Filing for Social Security and starting to receive your benefits can be a stressful decision for people to make. One of the rules that taxpayers need to be aware of when choosing to decide when to file for their benefit is the Earnings Test. This article will discuss the Earnings Test and provide some examples to help illustrate how the rule works and give you an idea of whether it will impact you or not.
It’s moving season for the Department of Defense…every year about 65% of the PCS moves for the year happen between May 15th and August 31st. Don’t let your move sneak up on you. In this great Military.com article, they offer several tips and I will share two here; book your move early and use the move as w
Financial planners and the services they offer continue to evolve. In the current financial planning environment, there are three main ways a financial advisor gets paid. They can be paid a commission on a product they sell; they can be paid a fee based on a percentage of the assets they are managing for you (referred to as Assets Under Management or AUM); or they can charge a fee for comprehensive financial planning. This last fee can be
There are no shortage of people calling themselves financial planners or financial advisors, so as a consumer it can be tough to decide which one is right for you. In this article, I will talk about the different kinds of planners that are out there, why I chose to be a fiduciary, and finally what I as a financial planner can do for you.
February 25th to March 2nd is Military Saves Week, designed to help promote personal savings and reducing debt. Each day of the week will have a special focus and today’s focus is saving the extra!
As we move towards the end of the year, you should have a good idea of what your income for the year should be. For those who have contributed to an IRA or a Roth IRA throughout the year, you will want to make sure that your final income does not make those contributions ineligible. For the 2018 income phaseout limits for both traditional and Roth IRAs and the rules around them, please take a look at a