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The Key Takeaway from Biden’s Tax Proposals

 

There has been a lot of news lately about the Biden administration’s economic plans,  particularly the proposed tax increases that will be needed to offset at least a portion of the additional spending. Even without the additional spending programs working their way through Congress, it’s likely that some level of tax increases would have been necessary to address the rapidly growing national debt. The sheer size of the spending proposals, however, has opened discussions on some sizable tax increases, with potentially huge consequences for individual investors.  

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Should you use your Health Savings Account (HSA) as an investment account?

 

 

Many Health Savings Account (HSA) plans promote themselves as an account that can be used for investments, often comparing them to a 401k or an IRA.  However, is investing your HSA funds a good idea?  Like so many investment questions: maybe but, then again,  maybe not.  Let's look at when it makes sense (and when it doesn't). 

 

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Compounding Returns: Why Investing Early and Consistently Can Make All The Difference

 

Investing in the modern era can seem like a daunting task in the era of technology in which we are living. Investors (especially young investors) are oftentimes inundated with adverts, news articles, and social media posts trying to convince them that the means to strike it rich is right around the corner. They play on the emotions by trying to convince you that you could miss out on the next big thing by not putting your money into this hot new investment, oftentimes called FOMO or Fear of Missing Out. We have seen this behavior lead to wild fluctuations in market values for some companies. One recent example is the mania surrounding the rapid fluctuation of GameStop's share price resulting from a coordinated effort in online communities to drive this stock price up.

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2020 Tax Filing Deadline Quickly Approaching

 

We are near the end of tax season.  Hopefully you are comfortably ahead of the tax filing deadline curve, but if not, time is running out. 

 

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Five Things to Consider When Funding a 529 College Savings Plan

 A 529 College Savings plan is a tax-advantaged education savings plan that is set up by your state to allow you to put aside funds for future higher education expenses.  Let's take a look at a few things to consider in order to maximize your results when funding these plans.

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