Make sure you’ve got a plan for your RMDs

After all the advice you’ve received about saving for retirement, taking money out of your traditional IRAs and other qualified retirement plans may feel strange. Yet once you reach 70½, the required minimum distribution (RMD) rules say you have to do just that.
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College and credit cards: A good mix?

If you’ve gone back and forth about whether or not it’s a good idea to send your child to college with a credit card, you aren’t alone. Opinions are divided, both among parents and financial advisors. The outcome depends on the kids and the parents.
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Your tax-time financial review

Now is the perfect time to review your financial affairs. You have to gather information to prepare your tax return at this time. Why not take one more step and do something positive for the well-being of your wallet?

The following suggestions will help you with your financial review.
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Overview of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)

The recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is a sweeping tax package. Here’s a look at some of the more important elements of the new law that have an impact on individuals and a significant new tax deduction for individuals with “qualified business income,” from a partnership, S corporation, LLC, or sole proprietorship sometimes referred to as “pass‐through income.” Unless otherwise noted, the changes are effective for tax years beginning in 2018 through 2025.

Overview of TCJA December 2017