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Financial Planning Tax Tips in 2020

On occasion, accelerating income taxes can make sense. For many people, the confluence of the global pandemic and subsequent economic recession has potentially caused the following: employment termination, reduced hours, work furloughs, the elimination of RMDs for 2020 (the CARES Act), and significantly less capital gains due to the precipitous drop in the stock market. … Continue reading Financial Planning Tax Tips in 2020

The Sentiment Virus

After a strong 2019, 2020 appeared to be a promising year.  Unemployment was at a record low, and wages were growing at a faster pace than almost any other time during the decade long economic expansion.  Interest rates were low, consumer credit showed little signs of stress, and the consumer was financially healthy.  2020 was … Continue reading The Sentiment Virus

The CARES Act

               In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) on March 27th, 2020, a $2 trillion stimulus package – the largest in history. More than anything, this is truly a rescue package chalk full of provisions to help support individual Americans, small businesses, large corporations, and, … Continue reading The CARES Act

The Great Normalization

Over the past 20 years, a series of events starting with the bursting of the internet bubble led to the unprecedented environment we find ourselves in today.  We started with “The Great Internet Bubble” followed by “The Great Housing Bubble” then “The Great Credit Bubble” then “The Great Commodities Bubble,” resulting in “The Great Recession,” … Continue reading The Great Normalization