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I recently ran the numbers on my own financial plan, using Define Financial‘s software of choice. A snippet of the results follow. I did this exercise because I wanted to know if it made sense to sell our house sooner rather than later. According to the financial planning software, there was a distinction. Apparently, I […]
Sheryl Rowling is a practicing financial advisor, tax ninja, and creator of Total Rebalance Expert (TRX). She gave a summary of the new tax changes at a recent quarterly meeting of the San Diego Financial Planning Association. Here are a few takeaways from her talk. Bunching Deductions in Alternating Years Bunching deductions is certainly not […]
Roth vs. Traditional. It’s a debate as old as time. Well, not really – but it’s an important financial planning question. Most of the time, I’m a big advocate for the Roth for most people. How come? With a Roth, you literally save more money. Yes, but Jon, what about the optimal strategy where you […]
I was sitting in on a presentation by Nobel Laurette Robert Merton who made the comment that not saving enough money (insufficient savings) is the same thing as spending too much money. Given a fixed income, saving more money means spending less money. And spending less means saving more. Income = Spending + Savings So, telling […]
Recently, a client asked if they should be taking their RMDs at the beginning of the year. Given the market’s recent upward performance, a market correction is due, thought the client. By that logic, it should make sense to take the RMD sooner rather than later, right? Perhaps, let’s see what the numbers say. I […]