Impact Of The New Tax Law On Financial Planning And Retirement in 2018


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Those working in retirement as sole-proprietors or LLCs can deduct 20% of their business income but their full income will count against the Medicare PartB premium threshold. The new year provides a package of changes to federal income tax laws which go into effect. Here…

Trump Tax Plan - Key Points


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8 Key Income Tax Provisions: 1) It eliminates personal exemptions which could result in families with many children paying higher taxes. 2) It eliminates most itemized deductions such as moving expenses, alimony payments, etc. 3) It limits the deduction on mortgage interest to the first…

Benefits & Types of Alternative Investments


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    The Main Benefits of Alternative Investments Include: Income – An investment strategy that seeks to provide a steady stream of current income, or yield, over time. Investors have varying needs for dependable current income, whether to meet monthly expenses or achieve long-term financial goals. Especially…

Asset Class Returns 2017


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The global expansion in risk assets and economic activity spilled over to both developed and emerging markets.  Markets also experienced reduced volatility, especially in US markets, primarily due to continued quantitative easing, accommodative fiscal policy, and strong consumer sentiment.              …

Predictions for 2018


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2017 was a good year for the buy-and-hold investor where broad-based gains were captured across all major US & global equity markets. In addition, volatility hit historically low levels, which was a far step away from the past several years where investors have been bombarded…