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”

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”