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Investment Fundamentals Part 1: Remembering Years Past.

“There were so many big events competing for our attention this last year …,” said nearly every investor, almost every year, ever. We’re not making light of last year’s uncertainties. Inflation is real and lingering; we can’t rule out the possibility we’ll still see a recession instead of the hoped-for soft landing (although neither has been reported yet). Heightened levels of market volatility across stock and bond markets alike may have left you once again

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What’s in the SECURE 2.0 Act?

How will the Secure 2.0 Act affect your retirement? The original SECURE Act was signed into law on December 20th, 2019. Its “sequel,” the SECURE 2.0 Act, was just enacted at year-end on December 29th, 2022. Both pieces of legislation seek to reform how Americans prepare for retirement while juggling current spending needs. How, when, or will each of us retire? How can government incentives, regulations, and safety nets help more people safely do so—or

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Life 2.0: Financial Considerations When Exiting the Corporate Life

If you’re a C-suite executive who plans on exiting the corporate life, you may want to take your foot off the proverbial accelerator. While visions of sipping a margarita by the beach alongside your loved ones may be filling your daydreams, we also know you’d like the peace of mind that financial security brings when you do make your departure. Before making life-altering decisions like retirement or career changes, you’ll want to make sure your

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Hidden Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Most people begin to form a picture of what they’d like their retirement to look like as the years progress. They may have a good sense of where they want to live, who they want to spend their time with, and what activities they’d like to enjoy. While some aspects of this hypothetical “retirement brochure” can have costs reasonably estimated, there are other items that are less concrete, or that may get overlooked altogether. One

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Understanding Equity-Based Compensation Packages: The Most Common Questions (FAQ)

Equity-based compensation is a powerful engine for wealth creation, but only if it is navigated thoughtfully and diligently. Managed improperly, it can just as easily become an engine for frustration, unease, or despair. As an executive’s career and compensation advance, there are more complexities to taxes, retirement planning, and wealth management goals to consider. Here are some of the most common questions executives have regarding the evolving terrain of their equity compensation packages: What is

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2023 IRS limits announced

The IRS recently announced 2023 limits affecting retirement plans and other qualified savings vehicles. The amounts have increased in almost all categories.  You will see the changes in bold in this quick reference. 401(k) Related Limits 2023 2022 401(k) Elective Deferrals $22,500 $20,500 401(k) Catch-up Contribution $7,500 $6,500 415 Annual Additions Limit $66,000 $61,000 Annual Compensation Limit $330,000 $305,000 Social Security Taxable Wage Base $160,200 $147,000 Non-401(k) Related Limits 403(b) Elective Deferrals $22,500 $20,500 403(b)

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