Election Influences Stocks

How An Election Really Influences Markets

One of the oldest axioms about stocks is that markets don’t like uncertainty. This Presidential election cycle has been full of major surprises to say the least.  However, when you look back at how stocks have responded during Presidential election…

Saving Too Much in a Roth IRA?

Roth IRA’s will turn 20 years old next year after being established by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Named after the late Senator William Roth of Delaware, these accounts have become hugely popular. This is because of the special tax treatment they…

Reduce Your Tax Bill with These 8 Steps

It’s tax time again. No the filing deadline hasn’t changed, but tax planning done now could save thousands come spring of next year. 8 Steps to Reduce Your Tax Bill Running through these 8 steps can uncover tax saving opportunities that…

Tax Loss Harvesting: When Investment Losses Are a Plus

It takes a lot of discipline to stick to an investment strategy that calls for patience while stock prices are falling. The urge to do something, to take action, can be overpowering. Unfortunately, average investors more often than not choose…

Do You Need to Amend Your Tax Return?

With April 15th behind us, now is the perfect time to review your tax return to see if there was anything you overlooked. Out of 131 million returns filed in 2014, the IRS projected that 5 million would need to amend…