Our Banking System The banking system in most developed countries is considered relatively safe and secure, thanks to various regulatory measures put in place to safeguard deposits and prevent financial crises. For example, in the United States, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insures bank deposits up to $250,000 per depositor, per insured bank. Credit
Selected Changes for Physicians SECURE Act 2.0 was signed into law on December 29, 2022 and makes numerous changes that impact retirement savers and retirees. The new law raises the RMD age, increases retirement plan catch-up contributions, and provides enhancements to workplace retirement plans, along with many other changes. The following summary was presented by
When the Secure Act was passed in 2019, it eliminated the ability for most non-spouse beneficiaries to “stretch” inherited retirement account withdrawals across their life expectancy and thereby spread out the potential tax liability. You are now required to deplete the inherited retirement accounts within 10 years and pay the potential tax over that shorter
The Vanguard Group has long been considered a company squarely in the investor’s corner in part because of its ground-breaking research into low-cost index funds done back in the 1970’s by its founder John C. Bogle. Vanguard has produced research since 2001 pointing out how an advisor using Vanguard Advisor’s Alpha Strategy can add up
Financial services are littered with jargon, and it isn’t always common sense. One area of confusion has to do with ROTH. History of Roth The term “Roth” is derived from Senator William V. Roth Jr. who championed tax cuts and sponsored legislation in 1997 that created a Roth IRA. When someone says “Roth IRA” or
A fiduciary financial advisor is an advisor who is bound by fiduciary duty to act in your best interest. While it may seem that all financial advisors would be fiduciaries, they are not. John C. Bogle, Founder of Vanguard Group, explains it like this, “It should be made clear to clients whether they are relying
Skyline Advisors custodian of choice is Charles Schwab and Company. Below are 12 scholarship opportunities from Schwab that we wholeheartedly support and hope someone from our area wins. Who knows they could join Skyline after graduation!
Bonds play a key role for many investors. Bonds are different than stocks. Stock ownership is where you are a part owner of a business and you participate in the successes and failures. Bond ownership is where you are the lender to a business, person or government.
You can own stocks, bonds, real estate, commodities and several other categories and classes of assets so that some of your holdings zig while others zag. You choose what and how much to allocate to various categories to match your strategy, tolerance, time horizon, financial profile and to achieve a level of risk and return that helps you achieve your goals.
You have heard over and over how important diversification and asset allocation is for a successful investment strategy. Have you wondered why they are important and what role they play in your portfolio?
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