Tip of the Month | April 2022

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Estimated Tax Payments Written By: Nick Ziarek, CFA, CFP® Generally, anyone who anticipates they will owe more than $1,000 when they file their return should make quarterly estimated tax payments. Failure to do so can result in a penalty at tax time. The penalty can be avoided if you paid at least 90% of this…

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Year-End Planning Reminders

Year End Planning Reminders

Year-End Financial Planning Reminders By Brian Ellenbecker CFP®, EA®, CPWA®, CIMA®, CLTC® As we approach the end of the year, now can be a good time to make some last-minute planning moves. Position yourself to start 2022 off on a good financial note. Congress is currently debating the Build Back Better Act. To pay for infrastructure bills…

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Will Social Security Be Around When I Need It?

By Brian Ellenbecker CFP®, EA®, CPWA®, CIMA®, CLTC® You’ve probably heard media reports about the worrisome financial condition of Social Security, but how heavily should you weigh this information when deciding when to begin receiving benefits? While some changes will need to be made to Social Security (e.g., payroll taxes may increase or benefits may be reduced…

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When Should I Start Taking Social Security?

By Kevin Reardon CFP® We are asked this question more than any other.  Like most things in life, there is no perfect answer. However, there are guidelines and considerations in making this decision.  First, let’s review the basics. Social Security Basics The earliest that a Social Security benefit can be started is age 62, with the latest…

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