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Charitable Gifting Today

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 eliminated or capped a lot of itemized deductions for most taxpayers. While deductions for charitable gifts were preserved, raising the standard deduction meant that many taxpayers lost the benefit of all but the largest donations. Here are some strategies that you can use to squeeze out the […]

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Interest Rates are Very, Very Low

| September 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Over the past few weeks, stock market volatility has risen and the yield on the 10-year Treasury Note has plummeted to the lowest levels since 2016. Roughly one quarter of all bonds outstanding trade at negative yields, mostly outside the U.S. With long-term interest rates lower than short-term rates in the U.S., let’s review some […]

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Should I Buy or Lease My Next Car?

| August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

For some people, the decision whether to buy or lease a car is simply a matter of preference. But which is the better financial decision? To answer this, you must evaluate long-term cash flows and winnow out the (often hidden) costs. This can be difficult to do, especially when the salesman is tapping his finger […]

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Turning Savings Into Income

| July 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

One of the most common questions we hear from people preparing for retirement is, “How do I access my savings now that I won’t be working anymore?” It requires a bit of a shift in thinking, especially for those who’ve diligently saved funds into retirement and savings accounts. What you need is called a “Withdrawal […]

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