The IRA conversion issue isn’t a one-time decision. Whether or not a conversion is a good deal for you depends on a number of variables, but a couple of the variables could favor a conversion in 2019. As always, this is something I’d be happy to discuss and analyze with you. Until we can meet, check out this article from Forbes about why this year might be a good one to convert your IRA.
The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. Contributions to a traditional IRA may be tax deductible in the contribution year with current income tax due at withdrawal. Withdrawals prior to age 59 1/2 may result in a 10% IRS penalty tax in addition to current income tax. Traditional Ira account owners should consider the tax ramifications, age, and income restrictions in regards to executing the a conversion from a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. The converted amount is generally subject to income taxation. The Roth IRA offers tax deferral on any earnings in the account. Withdrawals from the account may be tax free, as long as they are considered qualified. Future tax laws can change at any time and may impact the benefits of Roth IRAs. Their tax treatment may change.
Does your garden need spring cleaning? Spring is just around the corner, and for gardeners, that means pruning, dividing, mulching, and preparing now. These twelve tips will help your garden look its best.
Many people pay as much as $100 or more a month for high-speed internet and $200 or more a month for a bundled internet, phone and television service. This article has some great ideas for how to trim these bills.
With spring around the corner, it might be time for a change! Perhaps you’ve outgrown your home or are just looking for a refreshing change of scenery. Learn what choices may be the most beneficial and the least stressful for you when deciding if you should sell your home, all while keeping within a realistic budget.
How many times have you checked the news only to triumphantly proclaim, “I knew that was going to happen!” You might feel perceptive, but there are few predictable outcomes when it comes to the stock market. What’s a responsible investor to do? Click here to find out how to tailor a well-diversified portfolio in order to help keep you on the right track toward your goals.
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Even if you somehow missed some of the worst days in the stock market, you would inevitably also miss the best days. Both are completely unpredictable — though they often occur close to each other. This is why the wisest plan is to stick to your long-term goals and not worry about when to be in or out of the market. Click the link bellow for more information on why it’s best to ride out market volatility.
Something enjoyable you may already be doing every day is making your brain sharper. Recent research shows that listening to music (or playing an instrument) gives your brain a total workout. Benefits include memory boost, lower blood pressure, and enhanced sleep quality. So bring on the Beethoven or Beach Boys, and click on this photo for more information about how the music you love can help keep your mind sharp!
Under the new tax laws, fewer people will need to itemize deductions. If you itemize, consider checking now to see if you’re withholding enough from your paycheck. The IRS Tax Calculator will assess any adjustments that should be completed as soon as possible to avoid overpaying or owing a penalty at tax time.