January 7th, 2019

Why Now Could Be a Good Time for a Roth IRA Conversion

Roth IRAs are one of the best gifts that Congress has ever given Americans when it comes to saving money for retirement. Contributions grow tax deferred like with traditional IRAs, but withdrawals are usually tax-free if they’re made after you turn 59½ years old. Also, there are no Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) with Roth IRAs … Continue reading “Why Now Could Be a Good Time for a Roth IRA Conversion”

January 7th, 2019

The Evolution of Financial Rights and Equality for Women and the Opportunity it Provides for the Client/Advisor Relationship

In recent years, there’s been a lot of publicity around sexual harassment, and the MeToo movement seems to have brought us to a new age for women and their ability to exercise their legal rights, especially as it pertains to the work environment.  But it is worth noting just how discriminatory our society, and others, … Continue reading “The Evolution of Financial Rights and Equality for Women and the Opportunity it Provides for the Client/Advisor Relationship”

January 4th, 2019

October 2018 Stock Market Pullback

Hello. This is Clark Kendall with Kendall Capital Management. Today is Friday, October 26. We’ve had volatility in the market over the last two or three weeks. We’ve had the Dow Jones moving three, four and 500 points a day. Percentage wise it’s been as much as two to three percent, which seems like a … Continue reading “October 2018 Stock Market Pullback”

January 3rd, 2019

The Impact of Charitable Gifting Laws

Hi. I’m Carol with Kendall Capital, here with a two-minute tip to help you, the middle-class millionaire saves both money and your precious time.   Today, I’m going to talk about charitable giving. We have so many wonderful organizations right here in Montgomery County, Maryland where even the smallest donation can make a really big … Continue reading “The Impact of Charitable Gifting Laws”

January 3rd, 2019

Making a Difference: The Impact of Charitable Gifting

I went to a client’s funeral, and a child came up to me and said “You know what, you’ve made a huge difference in my mother’s life. You helped her spend money, you helped her gift it to charities. Quite frankly, we have more money because the way you all invest the money for our … Continue reading “Making a Difference: The Impact of Charitable Gifting”

December 17th, 2018

Your 2019 Financial To-Do List

What financial, business, or life priorities do you need to address in 2019? Now is a good time to think about the investing, saving, or budgeting methods you could employ toward specific objectives, from building your retirement fund to lowering your taxes. Can you contribute more to your retirement plans this year? In 2019, the … Continue reading “Your 2019 Financial To-Do List”

December 10th, 2018

Year-End Tax Opportunities

Each year, U.S. taxpayers face several year-end deadlines which, if ignored, can be costly and in some cases punitive. In the latter category, consider people over age 70 1/2 who fail to take the full required minimum distribution from their IRA or 401(k). If they get the calculation wrong, or forget the distribution altogether before … Continue reading “Year-End Tax Opportunities”

November 19th, 2018

The Giving Season is Approaching: Understand the Impacts to Charitable Gifting Under the New Tax Laws

The holiday season is fast approaching and as the new tax law is nearing its one year anniversary, it is important for Montgomery County residents to understand how charitable gifting is affected by the new law. An estimated 30% of charitable donations happen during the last month of the year, from #GivingTuesday through December 31st, … Continue reading “The Giving Season is Approaching: Understand the Impacts to Charitable Gifting Under the New Tax Laws”

October 29th, 2018

Market Pullback

Clark shares his thoughts on the recent market pullback, what’s causing the volatility, and how the investment community should respond.    

September 18th, 2018

Generational Financial Divide

If a random person off the street handed you $10,000 in cash and would pay the taxes on this windfall, what would you do with it? Researchers asked this question of people who they categorized in the Millennial generation (age 18-34), Generation Xers (age 35-54) and Baby Boomers (over age 55), and charted the responses. … Continue reading “Generational Financial Divide”