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Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Contributions

Traditional vs. Roth IRAs

In an era where pensions are few and far between and future Social Security benefits are in question, it’s important for individuals and their families to save for their own retirement savings. A great and simple way to save for your retirement (with potential tax savings) is through an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). IRA contributions…

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Trust Planning Opportunity and the 65 Day Rule

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65 Day Rule Benefit for Trustees and Their Beneficiaries March 5, 2019 is the last day It’s not too late to take advantage of planning opportunities for certain trusts for 2018 tax filings. Irrevocable Trusts that do not require the trustee to make distributions of income to the beneficiaries can take advantage of the “65…

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Retirement Planning Strategies to Avoid Higher Medicare Premiums

When planning for their clients’ retirement, most financial advisors tell their clients to utilize 401(k) accounts and IRAs to accumulate as much as possible in these tax-deferred accounts. Allowing these accounts to grow tax-deferred is a great way to save for a person’s secure retirement. However, accumulating a large 401(k) or IRA can come along…

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DHJJ Financial Advisors Promotes Kathy Byrne to Principal

Kathy Byrne

For Immediate Release Byrne offers investment management, financial planning, and retirement plan services NAPERVILLE, IL – September 28, 2018 – DHJJ Financial Advisors announces the promotion of Kathy Byrne, CPA, CFP®, to Principal. Byrne delivers investment management and financial planning for individuals and their families as well as retirement plan services for businesses. “Kathy truly…

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Life Insurance – Understanding the Tax Implications

Permanent life insurance policies (often referred to as “Whole Life Insurance”) are a contract between a policyholder and an insurance company whereby the insurance company promises to pay a designated beneficiary a sum of money (a death benefit) upon the death of an insured in exchange for a premium. In most cases, when the designated…

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Qualified Charitable Distribution Strategies

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It’s time to take a fresh look at Qualified Charitable Distributions after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Many taxpayers, especially retirees with little or no mortgage interest, will no longer itemize their deductions due to the new tax law. Taxpayers will see a nearly doubling of the standard deduction (to $24,000 for married filing…

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Video Overview on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for Individuals

Terry Cicero webinar TCJA

Webinar recording on The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and its Impact on Individuals (February 28, 2018) The new tax law is now in effect for 2018. How does the new law impact individuals? Terry Cicero gives an overview in an easy-to-digest webinar. DHJJ’s Terry Cicero leads the webinar and goes over the major changes…

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