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”

December 13th, 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 taxpayers will pay 0% below … Continue reading “What is Your Capital Gains Tax Rate?”

December 5th, 2019

End-of-the-Year Money Moves

Here are some things you might consider before saying goodbye to 2019. What has changed for you in 2019? Did you start a new job or leave a job behind? Did you retire? Did you start a family? If notable changes occurred in your personal or professional life, then you will want to review your … Continue reading “End-of-the-Year Money Moves”

November 18th, 2019

Facts About Medicare Open Enrollment

How much do you know about the different coverage options? Medicare’s open enrollment period runs through December 7. If you are enrolling in Medicare for the first time, you will discover that it is much more complex than an employer-sponsored group health plan. Here at Kendall Capital, we want to make sure our clients are … Continue reading “Facts About Medicare Open Enrollment”

November 15th, 2019

Reducing the Risk of Outliving Your Money

What steps might help you sustain and grow your retirement savings? “What is your greatest retirement fear?” If you ask our clients as Kendall Capital, or any group of retirees and pre-retirees this question, “outliving my money” will likely be one of the top answers. In fact, 51% of investors surveyed for a 2019 AIG … Continue reading “Reducing the Risk of Outliving Your Money”

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”

July 16th, 2019

What the SECURE Act Could Mean for Retirement Plans

If passed, it would change some long-established retirement account rules.  If you follow the news, you may have heard of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. Although the SECURE Act has yet to clear the Senate, it saw broad, bipartisan support in the House of Representatives. This legislation could make Individual … Continue reading “What the SECURE Act Could Mean for Retirement Plans”

June 13th, 2019

Gifts- Taxable or Not?

In Clark Kendall’s book, Middle-Class Millionaire: Surprisingly Simple Strategies to Grow and Enjoy Your Wealth, chapter 18 explains “Planned Giving” and walks through best practices of gifting. Below is a story about Rich and Barbara and real-life examples of how to gift efficiently. Rich is a retired film stuntman who, after a long career, is … Continue reading “Gifts- Taxable or Not?”

May 21st, 2019

Options and Benefits of Roth IRA Contributions

If you own an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), you may have heard about Roth IRA conversions. Converting your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA can make a lot of sense depending on your situation. But remember, consulting with your financial advisor here at Kendall Capital before making financial decisions is always a good idea.      … Continue reading “Options and Benefits of Roth IRA Contributions”