Tax Planning

May Monthly Economic Update

by Chad Hassinger on May 5, 2020

Finance, Tax Planning, Estate Planning, Weekly Market Commentary

May Monthly Economic Update

Stocks rebounded sharply in April, fueled by a flattening pandemic curve and positive results from a clinical trial investigating a treatment for COVID-19. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which dropped 1% in March, jumped 11.08%. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose 12.68%, and the NASDAQ Composite surged 15.45%.

April Monthly Economic Update

by Chad Hassinger on Apr 2, 2020

Finance, Tax Planning, Estate Planning, Weekly Market Commentary

April Monthly Economic Update

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has been signed into law, bringing relief to millions of Americans, most of whom are expected to be quarantined for at least another month. The White House has asked Americans to continue "socially distancing" during the month of April. Volatility continued in International markets, even as the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) reached the United States...

March Monthly Economic Update

by Chad Hassinger on Mar 8, 2020

Finance, Tax Planning, Estate Planning, Weekly Market Commentary

March Monthly Economic Update

In February, anxieties about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) rippled through stock, bond, and commodity markets. Stories about the disease dominated the news cycle, and concerns that a pandemic might occur hurt equities. The S&P 500 slipped 8.41% for the month, and foreign stock markets also retreated....

Do you want to pay more taxes this year?

by cehassinger on Sep 6, 2018

Finance, Tax Planning

By Steve Barrett, CFP®, AWMA®, AIF®, CPWA®
Vice President of Wealth Management

I am guessing most of you would answer “no”. In fact, I would expect everyone would like to pay less in taxes. However, the new tax law reduced many of the individual tax brackets only through December 31, 2025 (barring any action by Congress or the President). Therefore, it may make sense to pay taxes now in order to pay fewer taxes throughout your lifetime.

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