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Category: Retirement Planning

October 23, 2017  |  

IRS Contribution Limit Changes for 2018

The IRS recently announced changes to the contribution limits for retirement plans effective starting 2018.  One major change is an increase in the annual contribution limit from $18,000 to $18,500 for 401(k)/457/403(b) plans – the catch-up contribution limit for employees age 50 or older will remain the same ($6,000) in 2018.  Below is a table summarizing […]

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July 10, 2017  |  

Don’t Let a Wolpertinger into Your Portfolio!

Key Takeaways Like the elusive Wolpertinger of Bavarian folklore, active managers who are successful over the long term tend to be mythical creatures. Academics have been evaluating sightings of successful active managers for decades. There is little evidence that such managers exist in large numbers. Just as few people survive encounters with Wolpertingers, many investors […]

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June 19, 2017  |  

Over 70 and Charitably Inclined? Don’t Miss This No-Brainer Tax Break!

Key Takeaways A qualifying charitable distribution (QCD) allows you to donate up to $100,000 per year directly to a qualified charity from your IRA and exclude it from income. QCDs can enable you to give to charity and shield some or all of your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from taxes. QCDs require your contribution to go directly from […]

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