Is a Roth Conversion Strategy Right for You?

Roth IRA accounts have two main advantages, tax free withdrawals (if certain rules are met) and no required minimum distributions for your life!  The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act implemented condensed, lower marginal tax brackets that are set to expire at the end of 2025 (or...

Tax Diversification in Retirement

As you know, diversification is important when it comes to asset allocation and investing. What you may not have heard is how equally important diversification is in tax location, especially when it comes to retirement income planning. Many retirees find themselves in...

The Index Bogeyman

Over the last several years, index funds have received increased attention from investors and the financial media. Some have even made claims that the increased usage of index funds may be distorting market prices. For many, this argument hinges on the premise that...

Getting to the Point of a Point

A quick online search for “Dow rallies 500 points” yields a cascade of news stories with similar titles, as does a similar search for “Dow drops 500 points.” These types of headlines may make little sense to some investors, given that a “point” for the Dow and what it...

Déjà Vu All Over Again

Investment fads are nothing new. When selecting strategies for their portfolios, investors are often tempted to seek out the latest and greatest investment opportunities. Over the years, these approaches have sought to capitalize on developments such as the perceived...