A new concept is evolving in the pension world that combines both features of a traditional defined contribution and defined plan. A cash balance plan is sometimes referred to as a “hybrid” plan as it allows for the high contributions of a defined benefit plan, but with the look, feel and portability of a defined contribution plan.
by: Richard B. Freeman, CFP & Theodore D. Schneider, CFA The rise in popularity of investing in passive index funds has occurred for a number of reasons—simplicity, low cost and a “can’t beat the market” [...]
House Democrats recently presented a preliminary tax proposal that is intended to help fund President Biden’s proposed $3.5 trillion dollar infrastructure package. The current proposal targets high earners and corporations through increases in income taxes, corporate [...]
With the 2022 Fiscal Year Federal Budget deadline of October 1st rapidly approaching, House Democrats presented a preliminary tax proposal targeting high earners, wealthy estates, and corporations to fund Biden’s proposed $3.5 trillion infrastructure spending package. While [...]
This is the eighth and final blog in the Divorce and Finances series, addressing common questions I hear as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) during the pre- and post-divorce process. This blog will address alimony [...]
For a non-profit board or investment committee of a nonprofit, creating a sound investment policy and managing an investment portfolio with a fiduciary responsibility is complex and time consuming. Without the proper attention or expertise, a 501 [...]
At the beginning of 2021, Wells Fargo announced a reduction in service for international clients . The most significant changes are reported to occur on September 30, 2021.The most impacted Wells Fargo customers include U.S. citizens [...]
This is the seventh blog in the Divorce and Finances series, addressing common questions I hear as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) during the pre- and post-divorce process. This blog will address questions regarding personal [...]
Virtual currencies represent an innovation in financial services, products and technology that has the potential to support a more efficient and transparent global commerce by proposing lower transaction costs and rapid availability of cash. In spite of the aforementioned benefits, before engaging in virtual currency transactions, investors should have a clear understanding of what they are, how they can be utilized and what are some of the tax ramifications to U.S. taxpayers. This article addresses a few of the basic concepts of virtual currencies, such as blockchain and mining, as well as how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) treats the most common virtual currency transactions.
This is the sixth blog in the Divorce and Finances series, addressing common questions I hear as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) during the pre- and post-divorce process. This blog will address questions around divorce [...]