The Case for Increasing Roth Contributions

Roth IRAs have always been valuable tools in the retirement and legacy world. Then late in 2019, the SECURE Act made tax-deferred inherited accounts, like regular IRA’s or 401k’s a 10-year ticking tax bomb for heirs. Shortly after, the 2020 CARES act injected trillions of dollars back into the economy, inflating the US’s growing debt. This article will start with …

Changes to Charitable Contributions

The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020 and has already become infamous for rollout issues. However, there are two changes to charitable contribution rules to incentivize donating in 2020. This year is the most tax-effective charitable contributions have been since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was put in place. The first provision is a universal …

Borrowing on Margin

In the event of a large cash need, the decision to liquidate investments to raise cash to cover or the use of financing usually comes down to the cost of capital (expected rate of return from the investments vs. the cost of borrowing). There are, however, tax implications for some financing, such as the ability to deduct certain interest from …

Investing in the Government for Big Returns

Imagine having an investment portfolio in which you contribute $500 every month, like it is taken straight from your paycheck. Now, throughout the course of the year, this portfolio grows 450% to a total value of $33,400. That’s something to brag about! These are the numbers from the bottom 20% of tax filer’s net income tax rate. On average, the …