March 25th, 2020

Does Leaving Maryland Purely for Tax Reasons Really Make Sense?

Many of our Montgomery County clients dream of moving to a lower-cost area of the country when they retire in order to stretch their retirement savings out further. In particular, they envision saving thousands of dollars every year in taxes by moving to a state with no state income tax like Florida, Texas or Nevada. … Continue reading “Does Leaving Maryland Purely for Tax Reasons Really Make Sense?”

March 16th, 2020

When a Windfall Comes Your Way

What do you do with big money? Sudden wealth can help you address retirement saving or college funding anxieties, and it may also allow you to live and work on your terms. On the other hand, you’ll pay more taxes, attract more attention, and maybe even contend with jealousy or envy. You may also deal … Continue reading “When a Windfall Comes Your Way”

March 4th, 2020

A Roth IRA’s Many Benefits

Why do so many people choose them over traditional IRAs? The IRA that changed the whole retirement savings perspective. Since the Roth IRA was introduced in 1998, its popularity has soared. It has become a fixture in many retirement planning strategies for our clients here at Kendall Capital because it offers savers so many potential … Continue reading “A Roth IRA’s Many Benefits”

February 20th, 2020

Tax Considerations for Retirees

Are you aware of these potential tax breaks and tax-saving opportunities? The federal government offers some major tax breaks for older Americans. Some of these benefits deserve more publicity than they receive. With frequent changes to the tax code, we encourage you to reach out to an advisor at Kendall Capital and a tax professional … Continue reading “Tax Considerations for Retirees”

February 18th, 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 must begin once … Continue reading “That First Distribution from Your IRA”

February 10th, 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 and identity, there … Continue reading “Are You Ready for Retirement?”

January 21st, 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, 2020 is the … Continue reading “2019 IRA Deadlines Are Approaching”

January 21st, 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. The effort to prepare … Continue reading “Health Care Costs Are Cutting into Retirement Preparations”

January 2nd, 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 the key changes outlined … Continue reading “The SECURE Act Key Changes and FAQ’s”

December 18th, 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 tax-advantaged accounts. Planning ahead … Continue reading “A Financial To-do List for the New Year”