Good to Know President Trump signed the COVID-19 and Tax Extenders Bill into law on December 27, 2020. This blog will focus upon the following key provisions: Pandemic Relief CARES Act Extensions and Pandemic Provisions Tax Provisions Disaster Tax Relief Tax Extenders Pandemic Relief The bill provides a refundable tax credit in the amount of…

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Good to Know- Elections matter. They matter for a number of reasons, many of which are far more profound than financial effects and, as such, are out of any financial professional’s control. However, the financial advisor or financial planner may help prepare a client for potential tax changes in 2021. If, as a result of…

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In an AARP survey taken of individuals aged 44 through 75, more than three of every five surveyed would choose death over running out of money in retirement. Helping a client maximize their Social Security Retirement benefit can begin addressing this deep-seated fear. Coaching Opportunity What if you, the Financial Adviser, could make your clients…

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Panic selling is painfully real. As but one example, S&P 500 investors lost almost 60% from 2007 to 2009 in the wake of the sub-prime mortgage default crisis. The chart to the right illustrates the breath-taking plunge of the S&P 500 from almost 1600 to 650 in less than 18 months. Here’s a sobering observation…

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Good to Know The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided vitally needed relief for individuals and businesses. However, not all of the Act’s provisions relate directly to CFP Board’s testing priorities. The purpose of this blog is to emphasize those portions of the Act highlighted as “key” by CFP Board in its…

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The financial exploitation of seniors, especially those with diminished financial capacity, is an urgent issue. How prevalent is this shameful practice? The National Council on Aging estimates that seniors lose an estimated $37 billion annually or more in the U.S.A. The AARP makes this huge number a bit more personal when it estimates the average…

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Good to Know Before the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), a business with an available net operating loss (NOL)1 could offset as much as 100% of taxable income for two previous years (“NOL carryback”) or up to 20 years in the future (“NOL carryforward”). Carrying the loss back to previous years often generated an…

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