Category: PERSONAL FINANCES

Less SALT for Taxpayers to Subtract
What does the new federal cap on state and local tax deductions mean for you?
 

Provided by Gerald Quigley

 

Have you routinely itemized your federal tax deductions? In 2018, you may decide to take the standard deduction instead. One possible reason: the new limit … Read More

How Women Are Planning Their Financial Futures
From assorted survey data, an interesting snapshot emerges.
Provided by Gerald Quigley
 

Women are taking action to approach retirement with greater confidence. Somerecent, intriguing survey data indicates that women are planning their financial futures with some degree of pragmatism, but also … Read More

End-of-the-Year Money Moves
Here are some things you might want to do before saying goodbye to 2017. 
Provided by Gerald Quigley
 

What has changed for you in 2017? Did you start a new job or leave a job behind? Did you retire? Did you start a family? If … Read More

If you do, there are some “minor concerns” to keep in mind.
Provided by Gerald Quigley
 

Should you make a minor child the primary beneficiary of your IRA? Are there any caveats to that choice?

IRA owners frequently name young children as contingent beneficiaries of their accounts, but designating … Read More

What can you do to lessen its impact for your heirs?
Provided by Gerry Quigley
 

Probate subtly reduces the value of many estates. It can take more than a year in some cases, and attorney’s fees, appraiser’s fees, and court costs may eat up as much as 5% of … Read More

Wise money moves for parents under 40.
Provided by Gerald Quigley
 

As you start a family, you start to think about certain financial matters. Before you became a mom or dad, you may not have thought about them much, but so much changes when you have kids.

Parenting presents … Read More

Health Savings Accounts offer you tax breaks & more.
Provided by Gerald Quigley
 

Why do people open up Health Savings Accounts in conjunction with high-deductible health insurance plans? Well, here are some of the compelling reasons why younger, healthier employees decide to have HSAs.

#1: Tax-deductible contributions. These accounts are … Read More

How can you convey its importance and its meaning?
Provided by Gerald Quigley
 

Are you an owner of a thriving business or a medical or legal practice? Are you a highly paid executive? If you have children, at some point they may discern how wealthy you are – … Read More

Too few Americans understand personal finance fundamentals.
Provided by Gerald Quigley
 

If only money came with instructions. If it did, the route toward wealth would be clear and direct. Unfortunately, many people have inadequate financial knowledge, and for … Read More

 

Doing the right things at the right time may leave you wealthier later.
Provided by Gerald Quigley
 

What can you do to start building wealth before age 35? You know time is your friend and that the earlier you begin saving … Read More