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The Multifaceted Uses of "Yield" in Fixed Income Investing

When it comes to evaluating bonds and fixed income funds, complex topics and terminology can be overwhelming. We break down some basic concepts to help investors better understand fixed income investments.

SECURE Act 2.0: What Does It Mean for You?

The SECURE Act 2.0 is a new law designed to help Americans be more financially prepared for retirement, and its provisions could have implications for retirees, those nearing retirement, and those still mapping out their financial future.

New RMD Rules May Allow Retirees to Hold
onto More Savings

Starting in 2022, the IRS has extended life expectancy tables for required minimum distributions (RMDs). As a result, retirement account holders will be able to take out a smaller percentage of their IRA to fulfill RMD rules.

Understanding Mutual Fund Capital Gains

Capital gains are a good thing. Unexpected tax bills are not. But the reality is that capital gains taxes are part of the normal (albeit unwelcome) 'price of admission' for investing. Specifically, it's the price of successful investing. Only those who successfully realize capital gains pay taxes on their success. In other words, it's a good problem to have.

Don't Panic During Market Disruptions

Market disruptions are part of the “price of admission” when it comes to investing. Through market declines, it's important to maintain a long-term view and avoid making decisions based on fear.

How Emotions Can Cost Investors

Investing is an emotional experience, but making decisions out of fear or euphoria can have a meaningful impact on long-term returns. Knowing about these emotional investing pitfalls can help to avoid them and remain on track.

2020 RMDs Waived by Stimulus Bill

The recently passed COVID-19 stimulus waives required minimum distributions (RMDs) for 2020, giving account holders the option to hold their investments for an additional year and potentially reduce their income tax burden.

Tips to Help Avoid Internet and Email-Related Identity Theft

Every day we use the Internet to enhance our lives, but sometimes we forget that the Internet is a bit like the Wild West.

Active and Passive Investing

The debate of active versus passive investing continues but is there a place for both in your portfolio?

The Power of Compounding

Albert Einstein is widely rumored to have called compounding the most powerful force in the universe. How can this power work for you?

Navigating Market Volatility

To keep market swings from making you anxious, take steps to help you respond to volatility.

Organize Your Financial House

You don't need a New Year's resolution or "spring cleaning" to get your financial house in order.

Traditional IRA vs. Roth IRA

An IRA is a great way to save for retirement but is a Traditional or Roth IRA right for you?

Successful Stock Market Investing

Stock market investing is much like anything in life: the more you know, the more likely you will be to make smart choices.

The Primary Risk of Investing: Permanent Loss of Capital

Investors should consider the potential risks of an investment before investing as well as the risk-return tradeoff.
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