Financial planning Chandler Arizona

Rekindle the Romance

Your 401(k) Offers You Valuable Benefits You Just Can’t Find Anywhere Else In the midst of economic adversity, market volatility, geopolitical uncertainty and a host of other things (including a still-active pandemic, now in its third year), it can be hard to find a silver lining. However, there is one thing that keeps showing you some love every day — …

Options for Your Tax Refund

What should you do with the money? A look at some choices. Each year, about 70% of taxpayers receive a federal tax refund. The average IRS refund is substantial—$2,800. What could you do with a tax refund sent to you? You could invest that money. It could go into your workplace retirement plan, an Individual Retirement Account, or a college …

A Look at the Gift Tax Exemption

How much can you gift in a year, and a lifetime? Federal tax rules allow you to give away millions of dollars during your lifetime. You can make five-figure gifts of money or property to other individuals in any given year. These gifts may be made without tax consequences … as long as they fall within the IRS annual and …

Do You Consider Taxes as You Invest?

A few astute moves could help promote a better after-tax return. As you weigh risk vs. return, you may risk taking an eye off taxes. A focus on tax efficiency could help you improve the effective yield of your portfolio. You can try to cut or delay taxes linked to investing. Consider placing the most tax-efficient investments you have in …

Tax Season Isn’t Over

Tax filing day has passed us by for another year (unless you are on extension).  Most people don’t start planning for their taxes until they start receiving documents.  At this point your accountant is a glorified scorekeeper showing you what you owe or what you are getting back.  Now is the time to start planning for 2017, especially with all …

Estate Tax Planning and Inheritance

If you have a large estate with adjusted gross value coming to a minimum of $5.34 million starting 2014, a big chunk of it will be gobbled by the federal estate taxes. Although there is no state inheritance tax in Arizona, any trusts and estates exceeding state exemption will result in you paying income taxes. The list of other taxes …