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”

December 17th, 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. Yet whether they result … Continue reading “Major Retirement Planning Mistakes”

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 12th, 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 though, retirement is … Continue reading “Debunking Common Retirement Assumptions”

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 21st, 2019

Measuring the Value of a Financial Advisor

A recent study emphasizes that these relationships can make a significant difference for investors. What is a relationship with a financial advisor worth to an investor? A 2019 study by Vanguard, one of the world’s largest money managers, tries to answer that question. Vanguard’s study concludes that when an investor works with an advisor and … Continue reading “Measuring the Value of a Financial Advisor”