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Tax Numbers for 2021

The IRS has released it’s annual inflation adjusted tax numbers for 2021. Below we have highlighted some of the most relevant updates for tax brackets, retirement contributions, and estate and gifting limits, as compared to 2020 figures. Individual Income Taxes Income Tax Brackets – Single Tax Filer 2021 2020 10% Up to $9,950 Up to $9,875 [...]

By |2020-11-24T15:22:41-05:00November 24th, 2020|Financial Planning|

Estate Planning: Protection During Your Life

The topic of estate planning naturally leads to thoughts of how property and assets will be distributed after death. A visit with an estate planning attorney may begin with a discussion on establishing or updating a will or trust. A will outlines your wishes for probate assets, not held in a trust, to be distributed [...]

By |2020-11-24T15:16:51-05:00October 13th, 2020|Financial Planning|

Can a Greek Paradox Inform Thinking on Financial Planning?

The Ship of Theseus There is an ancient thought experiment centered on The Ship of Theseus. Greek Historian and writer Plutarch paints the scene based on Theseus, the King and founder of Athens. After many famous conquests on a ship, Theseus returns to Athens, where his ship becomes a museum piece. In the coming years, [...]

By |2020-11-24T15:11:49-05:00September 14th, 2020|Financial Planning, Investment|

The SECURE Act and Your Retirement

The SECURE Act and Your Retirement As part of the approval of a recent spending bill, the House and Senate have also approved the SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act. In general terms, the goal of the legislation is to expand and preserve retirement savings programs. All changes became effective on January [...]

By |2020-11-24T15:11:55-05:00January 3rd, 2020|Financial Planning, Retirement|