Tag: Wealth Management

Developing a Pension Maximization Strategy

This paper is the second part of a two-part series. In the first part, we discussed the considerations involved in evaluating different pension options. As follow-up, this second part will discuss whether there is [...]

By |2019-08-22T20:00:57+00:00August 21st, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Developing a Pension Maximization Strategy

Single Life vs. Joint & Survivor Pension Payout Options

This paper is the first part of a two-part series. In the first part, we discuss the considerations involved in evaluating different pension options. As follow-up, the second part will discuss whether there is [...]

By |2019-08-22T20:29:58+00:00August 20th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Single Life vs. Joint & Survivor Pension Payout Options

Using Mortgage Interest to Fund Investments: The Interest Tracing Rules

Finding the capital to make investments, whether into your business or other traditional investments, can often be challenging. The more stringent lending rules emanating from the latest economic downturn have made it even more difficult. For many investors, the [...]

By |2019-08-22T20:49:33+00:00August 10th, 2019|Whitepapers|Comments Off on Using Mortgage Interest to Fund Investments: The Interest Tracing Rules

Quarterly Review – Second Quarter 2019

 In the second quarter of 2019, capital markets continued their first quarter upward trajectory, albeit at a decelerated rate and with greater intra-month volatility. The S&P 500, which at the end of May was negative 2.6% quarter to date, [...]

By |2019-07-18T22:02:41+00:00July 18th, 2019|Quarterly Review|Comments Off on Quarterly Review – Second Quarter 2019

Quarterly Review – First Quarter 2019

In our fourth quarter letter, we advised clients to remain invested in the market despite the temptation to sell and go to cash. Since that time, the S&P 500 recouped much of the fourth quarter sell-off and closed the [...]

By |2019-06-20T18:07:50+00:00April 24th, 2019|Quarterly Review|Comments Off on Quarterly Review – First Quarter 2019

Are Your Financial Decisions Rational or Irrational? – The Debate Between Mr. Spock and Homer Simpson

This may surprise you, but humans are not always rational in how we make financial decisions! In the past, economists thought that humans only looked at financial issues from an entirely rational perspective. However, in more recent years, a [...]

By |2019-07-15T14:33:40+00:00March 27th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Are Your Financial Decisions Rational or Irrational? – The Debate Between Mr. Spock and Homer Simpson

Quarterly Review – Fourth Quarter 2018

Seven words describe the 2018 equity markets:  An escalator up and an elevator down!  The fourth quarter of 2018 proved to be challenging with the S&P 500 retracing more than it gained during the first nine months of the [...]

By |2019-02-19T19:48:47+00:00January 28th, 2019|Quarterly Review|Comments Off on Quarterly Review – Fourth Quarter 2018

A Pitfall of the “Backdoor” Roth IRA Conversion

Every few months, a reputable financial news website like MarketWatch, CNBC, or The Wall Street Journal releases an article about the benefits of contributing to a non-deductible IRA and converting that contribution to a Roth IRA (a “backdoor” Roth [...]

By |2019-08-15T20:53:14+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on A Pitfall of the “Backdoor” Roth IRA Conversion

Quarterly Review – Third Quarter 2018

Here’s a party we can all agree on… U.S. equity markets had a fantastic quarter, with the S&P 500 rising 7.7%, nearly tripling the return of the index’s first-half return of 2.6%! Driven by year-over-year quarterly earnings growth between [...]

By |2018-10-23T20:49:49+00:00October 19th, 2018|Quarterly Review|Comments Off on Quarterly Review – Third Quarter 2018

Guide to Giving: What to Give

This is the second article in a Guide to Giving blog series by contributing editor Richard B. Freeman. Richard is a Senior Director, Wealth Advisor at Round Table Wealth Management and a member of [...]

By |2019-05-21T18:49:12+00:00October 16th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Guide to Giving: What to Give