Across the country, people have found themselves in changing circumstances, re-evaluating their goals and having to update their financial plans as a result of the pandemic – myself included.
Modera’s Michael Gibney shares perspectives in this article about Roth IRA conversions. Many investors took advantage of the pandemic-induced market decline early this year to do big Roth IRA conversions. Learn how Roth IRA conversions work and who can benefit from them.
COVID-19 has disrupted many businesses in recent months, which may have resulted in unexpected revenue loss and supply chain issues. If you own a company, you may be wondering whether business interruption insurance can help you recover from loss, either now or in the future.
My wife and I have been both working from home the last three months while our young children are also at home with us. Once it became clear to me that we would be working from home for more than a few weeks, it was important to set up a workspace where I could focus and engage with clients and colleagues in an effective uninterrupted manner.
Both small and large businesses have been significantly impacted by the effects of COVID-19 and have had to make critical decisions over the last few weeks. To facilitate our clients who own businesses, we have compiled relevant information and possible actions in light of the current difficult business conditions and the enactment of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Your employer’s traditional 401(k) plan and deferred comp plan may look similar. They may be visible from the same website and they may appear to have the same investments, but they are different in one very critical way. The deferred comp plan is not protected if your employer goes bankrupt, while the 401(k) plan is protected. With the recent downturn in the markets and volatility likely to continue, it’s important that you understand the differences between the two types of employer plans and review if any adjustments need to be made to your participation or allocation strategy.
Many of us have been self-isolating now for nearly two months. Some of us are feeling the desire to maximize this time to devote to projects that will yield long-term benefits. What can you do to take advantage of this time? Are there some projects that are both easy and productive?Here are a few projects that may be interesting to you. We’ve come up with few ideas to help you share information, memories and stories with those you love for future generations, as well as get organized for the unforeseen.
One of Modera’s core values has always included supporting our local communities. We are aware that many people are and will continue to be affected by COVID-19, and we want to do our part
With so much information being shared at this time, we wanted to make sure you did not miss two very important issues related to educational funding that apply to anyone who 1) paid tuition for the spring 2020 semester out of a 529 account or 2) has student loan debt. Feel free to forward this to others in your life whom it may apply to.
If you are feeling stressed about your finances lately, you’re not alone. According to a recent study by the National Endowment for Financial Education, nearly 9 out of 10 participants reported that that they were feeling more financial stress as a result of COVID-19.