First off, lets clarify any confusion between the terms Gen X and Millennials. Generation X is currently age 40 to 54 (born between 1965 and 1979). Millennials (also known as Generation Y) are currently age 24 to 39 (born between 1980 and 1995).
In 2014, Wells Fargo published the findings of a study that focused on how American families communicate about personal finance. They discovered that money is harder for families to talk about than death!
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.
Pathway® is a financial planning and investment program focused on early and mid-career professionals. Planning for this demographic is crucial, given working professionals experience major life events so frequently.
Jack Cranefield (author of The Success Principles) believes that highly successful people are particularly capable of influencing outcomes by controlling their own reactions to events, rather than controlling the events themselves. And I think he’s on to something!
So, here we are just barely 8 weeks into the new year and stocks have been on fire. Some of our all-equity portfolios are up over +13% year-to-date. The S&P 500 is up almost 11% thus far. At the risk of sounding like "Captain Obvious", I'm going to say this trajectory of returns is probably unsustainable throughout 2019.
As 2019 is underway, it’s important to review changes that impact investors - both accumulators and retirees. For those who are still working, the IRS recently released contribution adjustments for retirement accounts, like 401(k) plans and IRAs.
We are quickly approaching the annual Open Enrollment period for Medicare. Open Enrollment begins October 15th and ends December 7th. It is an important time to review both your current Medicare Part B supplement plan (i.e. “Medigap”) and Part D prescription drug coverage.
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