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Our Articles

Cloth Diapers: A Lesson in Investing
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This isn’t the kind of article you think it is. My daughter wore disposable diapers.

Tax Freedom Day Arrives on April 16th, 2019
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Without taxes, you could leave work at 2:41pm every day.

Q&A: Can I do backdoor Roth and an IRA Rollover in the same year?
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This person has no IRA balance, but is about to get one with an IRA Rollover. So the question is one of timing: can they do the IRA Rollover after the nondeductible contribution has already been converted so that their cream and coffee never mix?

79 Advisers Admit to Breach of Fiduciary Duty
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SEC announced that 79 investment adviser firms will return more than $125 million to clients after self-reporting violations of the Advisers Act.

Know Your Fund Expense Ratios
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The expense ratio charged by your funds matters more than you may realize.

Disclosures Are Not Sufficient To Fulfill The Fiduciary Duty
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Disclosures are always necessary but rarely sufficient to fulfill fiduciary obligations.

Getting Started as an Executor
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This is intended to be a brief overview of what you should do once you realize you are overseeing an estate.

Contribute As Much As You Can to a 457 Plan
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If your employer offers a 457 plan, consider taking advantage of the ability to shelter more money each year from taxes in a Roth account.

Radio: Checklist for Reviewing Your Tax Return
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On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, David John Marotta appeared on Radio 1070 WINA’s Schilling Show to discuss how to do your own tax review.

Q&A: What is the Average Real Return of the Stock Market?
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The real return of the stock market going forward is often debated.

Q&A: Can I turn my real estate income into a REIT to get the QBI deduction?
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You are allowed to deduct “up to 20 percent of their combined qualified real estate investment trust (REIT) dividends,” and this deduction is unlimited. So it begs the question: Is there a way I can deduct my normal real estate income?

2019 Analysis of Fund Families on the Marotta Buy List
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The Marotta Investment Committee typically builds portfolios with average expense ratios of about 0.24%.

Ameriprise Pay-To-Play Funds Are Poorly Ranked By Morningstar
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If you own these fund families with your Ameriprise Advisor, perhaps you should consider switching to a fee-only financial advisor.

What You Should Do in Response to 2018 Year-End Returns
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These market returns panicked some investors. However, those emotions are unhelpful. Long term investing erases all this short term volatility. It is always a good time to have a balanced portfolio.

Radio: Best Time to Invest 2019
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There is always an excuse to delay doing something that involves risk. They close the show reminding you not to wait. Invest now.

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