August 6th, 2020

The A, B, C, & D of Medicare

Breaking down the basics.  Whether your 65th birthday is on the horizon or decades away, understanding the different parts of Medicare is critical, as this government-sponsored program may play a role in your future health care decisions. This is such an important topic that we recently hosted a webinar for our clients to go over … Continue reading “The A, B, C, & D of Medicare”

August 6th, 2020

How to Use a Family Dynasty 529 Plan for Multigenerational College Planning

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals with 4-year college degrees earn, on average, almost $25,000 more per year than those who never attended college, while those with professional degrees earn over $60,000 per year more than those who never attended college. Yet, given the steep price of a college education and the high … Continue reading “How to Use a Family Dynasty 529 Plan for Multigenerational College Planning”

July 17th, 2020

Big Changes to Account Rules Make 2020 a Unique Year for Retirement

These changes can be attributed to two major pieces of legislation: the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. We encourage you to reach out to an advisor at Kendall Capital to discuss how this may impact your portfolio and financial plans. Here … Continue reading “Big Changes to Account Rules Make 2020 a Unique Year for Retirement”

November 13th, 2019

Cybersecurity and Protecting Yourself

Cybercrime affects both large corporations and private individuals. You’ve likely read about the large data breaches in the business world. These crimes are both expensive and on the rise. The U.S. Identity Theft Resource Center says that these corporate data breaches reached a peak of 1,632 in 2017. The response to the growing need for data … Continue reading “Cybersecurity and Protecting Yourself”

November 4th, 2019

Reap Tax Benefits From Giving with a Qualified Charitable Distribution

Montgomery County residents overall tend to be generous people, with the average person donating between three percent and five percent of his or her income to charitable causes each year. However, changes to federal tax law in 2017 that can make it less advantageous tax-wise to make charitable contributions were one factor that led to … Continue reading “Reap Tax Benefits From Giving with a Qualified Charitable Distribution”

May 29th, 2019

Keep Calm, Stay Invested

Recent headlines have added volatility to the markets. There will always be new headlines, and any of them could mean turbulence for Wall Street. As an investor and retirement saver, how much will this turmoil matter to you in the long run? Not as much as you may expect. There are many good reasons to … Continue reading “Keep Calm, Stay Invested”

April 23rd, 2019

IPOs Are Hot — But Should You Invest in Them?

Initial public offerings, or IPOs, seem to be all the rage among investors so far this year. In the last few months, Lyft, Pinterest, Uber, and Zoom all debuted on the public market by offering shares of stock for sale to public investors. Expedia and Airbnb are also expected to go public in the near … Continue reading “IPOs Are Hot — But Should You Invest in Them?”

April 16th, 2019

Planning to Retire Within the Next 5 Years?

What should you concentrate on as the transition approaches? You can prepare for your retirement transition years before it occurs. In doing so, you can do your best to avoid the kind of financial surprises that tend to upset an unsuspecting new retiree.   How much monthly income will you need? Look at your monthly expenses … Continue reading “Planning to Retire Within the Next 5 Years?”

March 25th, 2019

A Potential Social Security Fix

We’ve been hearing for years that the Social Security fund will run out of money in 2034, and a close reading of the Social Security Administration’s Trustee Report projections (https://www.ssa.gov/oact/TRSUM/) show what exactly this would mean. By that time, based on estimates of the number of people earning an income in the workforce, the numbers … Continue reading “A Potential Social Security Fix”

March 22nd, 2019

Interesting Investment Facts & Lessons Learned

If you’re a dedicated market geek with plenty of time on your hands, you can uncover some very interesting things about stock market history and perhaps learn some interesting lessons from them. Below is a snapshot of some of them: Since 1916, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (which predates the S&P 500 index and has … Continue reading “Interesting Investment Facts & Lessons Learned”