The Macro View

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 »

CARES Act Waives Required Distributions in 2020

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  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a wide ranging fiscal relief package aimed at helping Americans confront the economic challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, contains a series of unprecedented maneuvers including the much discussed stimulus check provision and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  While these two features of the… Read more »

ROTH IRA Conversions: A Powerful Planning Tool in 2020

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  Over the last 8 weeks the world has changed.   The exact changes are not yet known but certain probabilities that impact long-term financial planning have shifted.   We believe these changes have made ROTH conversions a more important strategy than ever for young savers looking to reduce their future tax burden and for older savers looking to maximize wealth transfers to their kids…. Read more »