Save more in 2021: 6 opportunities for midlife professionals and business owners

Save more in 2021: 6 opportunities for midlife professionals and business owners

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As you reach certain midlife milestones, you gain opportunities to save more money, whether through tax-deferred vehicles or identifying key expenses where you may be overpaying.  Business owners also have a chance to bounce back from what may have been a slower year in 2020 with some favorable tax rules.  Which of these options can you take advantage of this year? Delay tax payments Business owners who had a down…

Wealth and happiness – the surprising factor that can increase well-being

3 weeks ago 0 77

Does money buy happiness?  Wealth and happiness are often paired together.  As you earn more income, invest more into the market, or reduce your debt, you likely feel more life satisfaction. This seems obvious, and many studies* prove this to be correct.  However, in a study conducted by researchers from UC, Riverside, a surprising factor emerged about how you can improve your overall feeling of well-being:  the amount of cash you have…

Gen X insurance: how to put proper midlife protections in place

2 months ago 0 39

If you’re a Gen X-er, it’s likely your life is starting to look very different than it did in your early years when you were just beginning your career and starting a family.  Now you’ve made significant headway in your career, earn a higher income, and have amassed significantly more wealth. Your children may be approaching the age where they can begin driving or they’re getting ready for college. You may also have…

What California homeowners need to know about Proposition 19

2 months ago 0 24

On election day, the narrow passage of Proposition 19 in California brought good news for some homeowners.  The new law allows homeowners who are over 55, or disabled, or victims of wildfires or other disasters to transfer the tax base of their primary residence to a replacement residence.  This expands on the current law which allows homeowners over 55 to retain their tax base within their own county or some reciprocal counties,…

Inflation’s effect on 2021 retirement contribution limits

3 months ago 0 169

The IRS released the dollar limits for 2021 qualified retirement plan contributions.  For 2021, employees’ and owners’ ability to defer compensation and invest for their future remains about the same as 2020. Because of low inflation, most of the common contribution levels were left unchanged, with defined contribution total dollar amounts (from employee and employer contributions combined) increasing by only $1,000. Although individual contribution levels have not increased, super savers ,who focus…

Q3-2020 Quarterly Context Webinar

4 months ago 0 396

Interesting contradictions between the economy and markets, Wall St. and Main St. remain… Wobbly economy but stocks, and gold and COVID-19 cases keep going up, while stimulation is high from rates remaining addictively rock-bottom low. How long is the recession expected to last? What impact will elections have on markets, and what has the historical impact been? The GDP annualization whip-saw. FAAANM (big tech) stocks’ increasing influence on markets and…

Q2-2020 Quarterly Context Webinar

7 months ago 0 476

Where is the space between what matters and what you can control? How much did the market bounce back after the tough first coronavirus quarter? How is the disconnect between the weak economy and the market rebounding? What is the danger of over-confidence? Spending is down, savings are up. Will the coronavirus economy look more like the great depression or that of the Spanish Flu? Why do GDP numbers look…

Create your own Blue Dot to experience Blue Zone benefits

8 months ago 0 188

  What if you had the recipe of life choices that could help you live longer, healthier, and happier? That is exactly what studies show happens in “Blue Zones,” parts of the world with unusually high numbers of happy centenarians. If you don’t live in a Blue Zone, you do not have to move.  You can strive to create your own Blue Dot right where you are.  Read on for some of…