Your Summary Plan Description (SPD) is the rule book for all retirement accounts offered to you by your employer. Sadly, many employees do not know how to read their SPD or its importance. In this month’s video, Michelle gives you important features to look for in your employer’s SPD.
Also read Johanna’s companion blog post, It’s Open Season!
Annual open enrollment for benefit plans typically begins on November 1. Everyone should spend 30 minutes annually on a review of your current and available benefits. If you hate waiting in an endless phone loop when you need an answer about your insurance or retirement, Continue reading
Do you own your own business/practice? Does your income vary during the year, or even from year to year? Would you like to know if you are going to have to pay in, or maybe get a refund, before your taxes are finalized? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this video about tax projections is for you!
[This post is part of a multi-part series on the new 199(A) deduction. Be sure and check out our blog during the second week of each month to see the next case study. If you are looking for the basics of what this deduction is, please check out this post.]
Today’s case study is going to look at how the 199(A) deduction is different for a dual-physician couple than a single-income family. Continue reading
[This post starts a multi-part series on the new 199(A) deduction. Be sure and check out our blog during the second week of each month to see the next case study. If you are looking for the basics of what this deduction is, please check out this post.]
Today’s case study is going to look at how marital status impacts the 199(A) deduction for physicians who earn their income as 1099 contractors. Continue reading
In the world of rising health care costs and figuring out with plan is best for you, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) should be on your radar. These accounts have a truly triple tax benefit.
Financial planning includes financial education. We believe that, for optimal investment results, an investor should commit to a chosen portfolio allocation. We refer to this allocation as a “well diversified, balanced portfolio”. Rebalancing is the process of bringing your portfolio back to the original asset allocations you have set for it. Continue reading
In my last Doctor Dilemma, How Should You Allocate Savings?, I discussed a different kind of investment strategy: taxation of withdrawals. Because we recommend allocating ~1/3 of investable assets to Roth accounts, we are regularly asked how that is possible for a high-income professional. Continue reading
How do you rebalance your accounts? Don’t know how? Follow along as Michelle walks you through the steps we use when rebalancing client accounts in this month’s vlog, then try it yourself! Continue reading
In last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Congress lowered the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. To level the playing field for pass-through businesses, they created a new deduction. The goal of this post is to explain the basics of this deduction, so that you can learn how it may apply in your situation. In upcoming posts, we will look at the details of some real cases to help you understand how the different elements of 199A may affect you. Continue reading