Modera financial advisers enjoy sharing their experience and counsel in many ways. Here we provide a regularly updated list of articles on a variety of topics we hope will be of interest to you.
Modera’s Laurie Burkhardt shares her thoughts on health insurance post retirement
Growing up, I was fortunate to have had a financial role model in my mom, who taught me, from the time I was very young, how important it is for a woman to take control of her finances.
Many clients come to Modera needing help with their personal financial lives. But a great number of our clients are also independent entrepreneurs, small business owners, or medical professionals who own a private practice. And although they typically have CPAs, bookkeepers, and business attorneys to help them compute their taxes, cut the checks, and deal with legal issues, they may not be addressing the bigger picture and the common financial challenges involved with business ownership.
Whether you’re a dyed-in-the-wool minimalist, had a passing interest in Marie Kondo’s magic tidying book, or approach any effort to pare down your belongings with some skepticism, you’ve likely given some thought to decluttering your physical space. But have you ever thought about decluttering your financial life?
As the world goes increasingly digital, many of us have amassed sometimes large collections of non-physical assets such as digital photos, music, movies, eBooks, cryptocurrencies and more on our computers, smartphones, portable media players, hard drives and other devices. Although they are in an electronic format, these assets often have personal or financial value, which can make them part of your estate. And that means they should be included in your estate planning.
If company stock is offered to you through a 401(k) or other workplace retirement plan, it can be a great opportunity for you to have a stake in the business. Plus, if you accumulate employer stock within a qualified employer retirement plan over many years, that stock may appreciate considerably. However, when the time comes to take distributions out of the account, perhaps because you’re retiring or switching jobs, there are important tax implications to consider.
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