Financial Services Articles
Posted by Jeffrey Budzinski on March 29, 2021
The age that retirees may start receiving 100% of their Social Security benefit ranges from 65 for people born in 1937 or earlier to 67 for people born in 1960 or later. However, you can also opt to receive reduced monthly benefits as early as age 62 — or you can choose to receive a higher monthly benefit by deferring receipt up until age 70.
Posted by Bryan Staniszewski on February 18, 2021
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allowed plan sponsors to relax loan and distribution rules in 2020, giving participants greater access to funds during the pandemic. These provisions were implemented to provide relief as many employees do not have adequate short-term savings.
Posted by Bryan Staniszewski on December 16, 2020
In today's uncertain investing climate, you might be thinking about diversifying your IRA portfolio to include some direct and indirect investments in gold, silver, and other precious metals. If so, what are the possible tax implications?
Posted by D’Marie Murray on August 10, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many people borrowing from their companies' qualified retirement plans. If economic fallout from the pandemic causes you to default on one of these loans, it will cause negative tax and retirement-saving consequences.
Posted by Robert Ingrasci on July 16, 2020
For art collectors, it's critical that their estate plans address their collections separately from other types of assets. That's because there are special appraisal and documentation rules for art. Collectors also need to decide whether they want to sell, bequest or donate their collection. Donating can be an effective way to reduce capital gains and estate taxes.
Posted by D’Marie Murray on July 16, 2020
The IRS recently issued guidance related to coronavirus-related distributions allowed under the CARES Act. The guidance applies to qualified individuals, employers, and eligible retirement plans. It explains who qualifies to take an eligible distribution. It also includes relief to anyone who already took a required minimum distribution in 2020 from certain retirement accounts.