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Q&A: What is Your Strategy’s Expense Ratio? (2022 Analysis)
You can tell a lot from the expense ratio of an advisor’s preferred funds.
#BestOf2022 How to Calculate Taxable Social Security
If you receive Social Security benefits, the portion of those benefits which will be taxable depends on your income. The taxable portion can be anywhere from 0% to a maximum of 85% of your benefits.
#TBT Recouping Losses Is Not As Hard As You Think
This 2016 post has been our most popular search result recently for good reason. After the 2020 COVID bear market, this article is a comforting bit of math.
Q&A: Are IRMAAs for Life?
A reader asks: When you are issued an IRMAA, does the IRMAA stay for one year only or does it stay that way for life?
#BestOf2022 An Updated RMD Calculator
There are different tables and formulas used to calculate your RMD divisor based on your particular circumstances. This is a calculator for the three most common.
#TBT Maintain Financial Balance When in Business
This 2004 post has ten timeless rules for small businesses to maintain their financial balance.
How Long Should I Plan On Living?
Which is worse: Being destitute while still alive or dying happy and provided for with a little extra?
Account Funding Priorities for 2023
A savings waterfall is a tool to help investors prioritize savings goals and allocate funds appropriately.
#TBT A Year of Financially Healthy Habits
Want to do the new year well? Here is a month-by-month guide for setting financially healthy habits.
A Christmas Sermon from David Marotta
This 2008 article is an uplifting, timeless sermon.
Q&A: Can You Do a One-Time Review of My Plan?
We do our best work when we are a lifelong financial advisor to the client.
#TBT The Happy Habits of Appreciation and Gratitude
This 2016 article reminds us that “there is a very simple place to start the process of changing our destiny: Each day notice the things that make you happy and try experiencing more of them.”
Steps to Reduce IRMAA Medicare Premiums
Sophisticated tax planning can be effective at any age. However, with great complexity comes great opportunity.
Nontaxable Social Security Thresholds Are Not Inflation-Adjusted
Social Security has a number of flaws, to which these static tax brackets can be added.
#TBT Keep Christmas Your Own Way
In “A Christmas Carol,” Ebenezer Scrooge calls Christmas a “humbug” because of the foolish way people celebrate it. This 2008 article reminds us that it is sometimes wise to simplify Christmas.