About Will Goodson

Will is a senior advisor who designs financial plans and investment strategies for clients. He is a University of Texas graduate and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. Additionally, Will has obtained the National Social Security Advisor (NSSA®) designation and works closely with wealth management clients to determine the most optimal strategies for taking Social Security and Medicare. Read Will's Profile HereRead More Articles by Will

SECURE Act and CARES Act

Over the last 18 months, Congress implemented two significant bills that have impacted retirement savings accounts. The SECURE Act was a bi-partisan effort directed at improving the ability of American citizens to increase retirement savings. The CARES Act was passed in response to the economic turmoil caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading

Medicare Open Enrollment Begins October 15th

The beginning of fall always brings some much-anticipated changes – cooler weather, leaves changing color, and much more. For Medicare recipients, it may bring some not-so-welcome changes. Each year beginning in mid-October is what’s known as Medicare Open Enrollment. Whether you are new to Medicare or have been covered for many years, this is an important time to review your medical coverage. Continue reading

Reminder: No RMDs This Year

Earlier this summer, the IRS made the announcement that they are waiving Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) for retirement accounts in 2020. IRS Notice 2020-51 outlines the relief granted to retirement account owners, as part of an extension to the CARES Act. Continue reading

How COVID-19 Impacts Medicare Coverage

The outbreak of COVID-19 has created uncertainty across the nation and world over the last several months. The global health concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus have prompted Medicare recipients to wonder how it will impact their coverage. Continue reading

Coronavirus Stimulus Package Overview

On Friday, March 27th, the President signed into law a $2.2 trillion-dollar stimulus plan known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act. It is the largest stimulus package of its kind and is intended to help combat the economic impact of the COVID-19 virus. Continue reading

Financial Synergies Opens Branch Office in Tyler, Texas

We are excited to announce the opening of our new branch office in Tyler, TX. This is Financial Synergies’ first office beyond the greater Houston area. Having been with the firm since 2015, I’m very excited to help lead this new venture for the firm. As we have continued to experience tremendous growth, we felt this was a unique opportunity to extend our footprint and serve the wealth management needs for families in the greater East Texas area. Continue reading

Congress Passes SECURE Act

Congress recently passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement, or SECURE Act. The bill marks some of the most significant changes to retirement policy in more than a decade. Continue reading

New Tax Law Impacting Charitable Giving?

Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported that charitable giving by individuals saw the biggest drop in nearly ten years. According to the article, donations dropped by over 3% after four straight years of increased giving. Continue reading

New Rules Benefit 529 College Savings Plans

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes a provision to now allow 529 Plans to be used for private elementary and high school expenses, rather than just college related expenses. The new rules are a treat for both parents and grandparents looking for a better way to pay for private educational costs. Continue reading