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  • February 18, 2020

    That First Distribution from Your IRA

    What you need to know. When you are in your seventies, like many of our clients here at Kendall Capital, Internal Revenue Service rules say that you must start making withdrawals from your traditional IRA(s). In I.R.S. terminology, these withdrawals are called Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs). Generally, these distributions from traditional IRAs ...
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  • February 10, 2020

    Are You Ready for Retirement?

    See if you are prepared to begin your retirement by answering four key questions.   How do you know you are psychologically ready to retire? As a start, ask yourself four questions.  One, is your work meaningful? If it is emotionally and psychologically fulfilling, if it gives you a strong sense of purpose ...
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  • January 21, 2020

    2019 IRA Deadlines Are Approaching

    Here is what you need to know. Financially, many of us associate April with taxes – but we should also associate April with important IRA deadlines.  We encourage you to talk to your advisor here at Kendall Capital and a tax professional ahead of these tax and IRA deadlines.      April 1, ...
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  • January 21, 2020

    Health Care Costs Are Cutting into Retirement Preparations

    This is happening in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. You may have seen this statistic before or one resembling it: the average 65-year-old retiring couple can now expect to pay more than $250,000 in health care expenses during the rest of their lives. In fact, the cost is now projected at $285,000. ...
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  • January 15, 2020

    Unique Student Loan Options for Borrowers

    Student loans can often feel like an insurmountable avalanche of interest and payments with no end in sight, and perhaps even make you question why you ever took on the loan in the first place. However, here at Kendall Capital, we want to help lift the cloud of debt over our ...
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  • January 02, 2020

    The SECURE Act Key Changes and FAQ’s

    The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, passed in December 2019, includes many bi-partisan reforms that increase access to workplace retirement plans and expand opportunities for personal retirement savings. Most provisions in the law become effective January 1, 2020. These FAQs provide an initial overview of some of ...
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  • December 18, 2019

    A Financial To-do List for the New Year

    As we enter not only a new year but a new decade, now is a good time to think about financial tasks and priorities for the year ahead. Here are seven items Kendall Capital recommends you add to your financial to-do list for 2020: 1. Contribute up to the maximum in ...
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  • December 17, 2019

    Major Retirement Planning Mistakes

    Why are they made again and again? You may often hear about the classic financial mistakes that plague start-ups, family businesses, corporations, and charities. Aside from these blunders, some classic financial missteps plague retirees. Calling them “mistakes” may be a bit harsh, as not all of them represent errors in judgment. ...
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  • December 13, 2019

    What is Your Capital Gains Tax Rate?

    This is a simple-sounding question that can be, in the real world of tax planning, very hard to answer. The simplest calculation is that, in 2020, under the just-released tax tables, single taxpayers will pay 0% capital gains taxes if their adjusted gross income is $40,000 or below, while joint ...
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  • December 12, 2019

    Debunking Common Retirement Assumptions

    Don’t fall for these misconceptions. Financial generalizations are as old as time. Some have been around for decades, while others have only recently joined their ranks. Let’s examine a few.       Retirement means I can stop investing. In the past, retirement was viewed as an “end” in many ways. These days ...
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