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  • Avoid Losing the Investment Game

    Dr. Simon Ramo of TRW, Inc. (now a part of Northrop Grumman) identified the difference between a winner’s game and a loser’s game in his book, Extraordinary Tennis for the Ordinary Tennis Player (pub. 1977). Dr. Ramo summed it up this way: professionals win points; amateurs lose points. The extraordinary tennis players rarely make mistakes, called “unforced errors.” When a superior tennis player i...

  • IRAs versus 401(k)s – Part Three: What Makes Sense For Me?

    Retirement planning and saving are a big deal. When you are working hard and saving for your future, you want to ensure you are getting the most “bang” from each retirement savings dollar. After all, it’s your ideal future that’s at stake! All of this planning and saving often lead to a common question. What retirement savings vehicle makes the most sense? Specifically, should I utilize an IRA or ...

Savant Capital Management

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  • IRAs versus 401(k)s – Part Two: A Look at 401(k)s

    It’s no secret that saving for retirement is important. However, it can be confusing to determine which retirement savings vehicle makes the most sense for your hard earned cash. Two excellent tools that offer meaningful tax advantages are IRAs and 401(k)s. Depending on your circumstances, it may make sense to utilize one versus the other. Or, you may benefit from saving in both an IRA and a 401(k...

Savant Capital Management

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  • 2017 Social Security and Medicare Update

    The new year brings with it an update to Social Security benefit payments and premiums for Medicare beneficiaries. Understanding these adjustments allows you to plan for your cash flow needs and helps you determine how any changes may impact various planning strategies (such as realizing capital gains or doing Roth conversions). First, let’s look at Social Security benefits. Each year Social Secur...

  • Don’t Let a Grinch Steal Your Identity this Year

    4 Ways to Protect Yourself While Holiday Shopping ‘Tis the buying season once again! Many people are eager to share their generosity and spread good cheer. Unfortunately, the holiday Grinches are on the prowl for your credit card information as you make online purchases, look up account balances at your bank website, or share other personal information to receive company promotions. Identity theft...

  • The What and Why of Tax Planning

    When you hear the term tax planning, what comes to mind? Do you think of the proverbial shoebox that holds all your receipts? Is tax planning just a matter of keeping track of your expenses and income? Or is it much more than that? The answer is yes! Tax planning is much more than just keeping a record of your income and expenses. It is the practice of effectively using available strategies to avo...

  • Retirement Savings 101 for the Self-Employed

    Six out of ten self-employed individuals are not making regular contributions to their retirement savings, according to a 2015 survey conducted by TD Ameritrade. What is interesting is that self-employed individuals have perhaps more retirement options than any other type of worker. If you are self-employed, there are many options that may allow a tax savings opportunity, as well as a vehicle to r...

  • Four Tips to Avoid an IRS Audit

    Most people dread the annual ritual of gathering all their tax documents, preparing their return, and the April 15th tax due date. Some people even choose to avoid the deadline and file an extension, prolonging the process. No matter how you approach it, your taxes will have to be filed. The IRS has its own agenda for auditing tax returns each year. In general, here are some known areas the IRS li...

  • IRA vs 401(k) – Part One: A Look at IRAs

    When planning and saving for retirement, many questions come to mind. What’s an IRA? What’s a 401(k)? What’s the difference between these two retirement savings vehicles? Which one makes more sense for me? Let’s start with two pieces of good news. First, IRAs and 401(k)s are BOTH excellent tax-advantaged retirement savings tools that can help you save for your ideal future. Second, deciding which ...

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