Have a Pension Benefit? – Decision Time

June 8th, 2023 by Blake Pinyan

Pensions used to be the primary retirement benefit for employees, representing a promise to pay a certain amount of money based on years of service and compensation. However, due to

Student Loan Forgiveness or Forget About It?

May 15th, 2023 by Blake Pinyan

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, student loans have been a subject of much attention. With so many changes in just the past few years, it has become difficult

There’s A New Tax Day For Most Californians!

April 18th, 2023 by Blake Pinyan

Tax Day 2023 has arrived for most of the Country, April 18.  This is the deadline to officially file your individual tax returns or face potential penalties and interest.  There

SECURE ACT 2.0: What The New RMD Rules Mean For You

March 16th, 2023 by Blake Pinyan

Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) have been in effect for almost 40 years. They were born from the Tax Reform Act of 1986 and originated with a starting age of 70-1/2.

SECURE ACT 2.0: More Ways To Fund Your Roth Bucket

February 24th, 2023 by Blake Pinyan

We are proponents of building up the Roth bucket as much as you can. Prior to the passing of SECURE Act 2.0, Roth IRAs and Roth retirement plans (401(k)s, 403(b)s,

SECURE ACT 2.0: How 529 Plans Are Becoming More Attractive

January 31st, 2023 by Blake Pinyan

On December 20th, 2019, the first SECURE (Setting Every Community Up For Retirement Enhancement) Act was signed into law. Three years later, almost to the day (December 29, 2022), SECURE

Inflation Spike Helps Retirement Plan Funding

November 15th, 2022 by Jim Allen

The inflation spike caused by COVID and the associated economic stimulus packages from the government, plus the war in Ukraine, has created major pain in the pocketbook for most Americans.

Trustees and Executors: 4 Valuable Tips You Need to Know

August 2nd, 2022 by Jim Allen

  You have been named as a trustee or executor/conservator of a loved one’s estate due to their death or possibly some incapacity like dementia. What do you do now?

There’s a Bear Coming Towards Us – But is it a Grizzly Bear or a Teddy Bear?

June 17th, 2022 by Jim Allen

As we have discussed in previous blog posts, we have been in an historically long bull market. The current market recovery started roughly March of 2009, and other than a

Market Update – June 2022

June 14th, 2022 by Tanner Wrisley

Market Update A few weeks ago, the market seemed to be taking a quick breath after a rough start to the year.  The last two weeks of May were positive