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What Not To Do When Inheriting An IRA

As more and more pensions have phased out, individuals have become increasingly reliant on other retirement savings vehicles, like a 401(k) or an IRA. We hear a lot about people not saving enough for retirement, but for those that do, it's likely they will end up passing their unspent savings to younger generations. This can leave the individual inheriting these accounts in tax situations they haven't come across before. While there are many options for transfers and distributions you have to make sure that you avoid making any mistakes that could lead to costly tax consequences.

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Don't Pay Extra Taxes on Your Stock Plan. What to Look for on Your 1099

Many people work for large corporations who offer stock plans as part of their employee compensation packages. While getting company stock (hopefully at a discount!) can be nice, when tax time rolls around, the extra documents received leaves many with quite the headache. Although each stock plan will be different, we wanted to explain one of the more common confusions with stock plans and their tax forms.

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To Delay, or Not To Delay. That is the Question

For most people, from the time they begin work they also start paying Social Security taxes. For many, the time to collect comes up faster than they think, and they are forced to answer the question, when do I collect? As financial advisors this is a question we help our clients with on a regular basis. We hope to give you some thoughts on the age-old question, to delay, or not to delay.

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What's The Value of a Financial Advisor Anyway?

In today's digital age, almost anything you could ever want to know can be found online. Have a leaky faucet? Watch a YouTube video on how to fix it. Want to find high-interest fee-free savings accounts? Just Google it. Have the urge to learn how to code? Enroll in a free course online. With the wealth of information found on the internet this begs the question, do I really need a financial advisor?

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