Money is tight for many families today. Just a couple of years ago, most Americans felt pretty good. We had higher than ever real wages, the government was pumping money into the economy, and prices were cheap. Today these are mere memories: Families are being squeezed by both inflation and the government pulling money out… Read more
That was a rhetorical question, but for good reason: to get your attention. Only 15% of US households contributed to a traditional or Roth IRA in tax year 2021. 1. This means even less than that contributed to a Roth IRA since this percentage accounts for both types of contributions. You may be aware that… Read more
It doesn’t matter whether you own a Mom-and-Pop shop, a family farm or ranch, a Fortune 500 company or anything in between…When you have a family business, you often need a reality check to keep your business what it it—a business. I obviously work with family members every day. I often catch myself using a… Read more
These words of wisdom are just that—words of wisdom. Did you know they can also be words of catastrophe! If we’re talking about money, diversification is very good thing. It doesn’t solve everything, but it certainly hedges a lot of risk. So…these words of wisdom more than often apply. As your wealth and success grow…the… Read more
Have you ever been through the process of probating an estate? If so, you probably have a story or two you could share about it. If you haven’t, you may want to say a prayer that you won’t have to. We have always said that Texas is a friendly place to die. While this is… Read more
#10 The Truth: Part 1…The IRS is set to receive approximately $80 billion in increased funding in an effort to increase tax revenue by $203 billion. The claim by the GOP is that this will usher in an army of 87,000 new IRS agents. The truth is that there is not a set agenda to… Read more
Let’s start with a reminder of what a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) is: A required minimum distribution (RMD) is the amount of money that must be withdrawn from an employer-sponsored retirement plan, traditional IRA, SEP, or SIMPLE individual retirement account (IRA) by owners and qualified retirement plan participants of retirement age.1 The main question here is… Read more
It may sound a bit obvious, but I want to pose a question: How would that statement end if you were speaking to: …your children? …your grandchildren? …your successor? …your apprentice? …your co-workers? My bet is that those words come fairly quickly and easily for many, if not all, of those as you considered on… Read more
…with your adult kids. Should Inheritance Be a Retirement Strategy? That was actually the title of a Forbes article this year. And it’s really not a surprise when you consider just a few statistics: 63% of affluent 18-22 year old’s say that financial stability in retirement will depend on inheritance. 1 in 3 people are… Read more
A Giving Heart + Skeptical Mind = I Don’t Give It seems the more we are blessed with in life, the more we want to give back. But we have found that some people just don’t—not because they are “Scrooges” with a cold heart. If fact, some of them have the biggest hearts imaginable. Their… Read more
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