The Macro View

2020 Highlights the Importance of Estate Planning

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The Covid pandemic has been an unavoidable reminder of life’s fragility.  No matter how much caution we take, we’re all at the mercy of the universe and our fortunes and health can turn in an instant.  As financial planners we have the somewhat unfortunate privilege of working with and educating clients on the critical importance… Read more »


End of Year Financial Planning Guide

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Committing to an end of year financial check-up is one of the most important financial planning habits that all of us can incorporate into our annual calendars.  Daniel Pink’s “When”, offers the idea of temporal landmarks – times of the year or certain dates when we are inspired to take stock of where things currently stand while looking ahead to our goals for the future. While it can be tempting to cruise… Read more »


IRS Announces 2021 Contribution, Benefit Limits

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The IRS has announced cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2021 and after a year full of change there will be little changes to the limits next year. Important limits for Plan Sponsors to be aware of: 401k Plan Limits 2021 2020 Maximum Employee Deferral $19,500… Read more »


SECURE Act’s Impact on Personal Financial Planning

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  Earlier this year I had the privilege to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to provide industry feedback on the implications of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (aka the SECURE Act).   As expected the SECURE Act was included in the spending bill that Congress passed on December 19th.   The spending… Read more »