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Investments can be Taxing

Owning a diversified portfolio of stocks, bonds, and other investments is a critical part of a well-designed retirement income plan. However, when it is time to complete your federal income tax return you may be left scratching your head. Just how do you report your investments and how are they taxed? And, what can you do to minimize your tax bill?

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Bear Markets and Retirement

From an investing standpoint, we’re in uncharted waters, right? The two-month downturn, February and March, was certainly severe. But an article authored by Paul Kaplan of Morningstar shows that bear markets come in all shapes and sizes, and they are not actually that unusual. And, when they occur and how you react can determine if your retirement income plans will stay on track or not.

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"New Normal" After COVID-19?

As we plan for how HCM will adapt to a post COVID-19 world, something that has been on my mind a great deal is what life will be like when the current COVID-19 quarantine is lifted. We are starting to hear from our Governors about cautiously reopening the economy. People are starting to talk about returning to our normal way of life, but will we really?

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How HCM Tax Planning Can Save You Money

We know there’s a temptation to put off thinking about taxes until next winter, but if you do, almost all your money-making opportunities will be lost. If you can find the time to work on tax planning, you just might realize some meaningful rewards. As always, we’ll help you every step of the way, so don’t worry if you’re not sure what to do.

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act: What HCM Clients Need to Know

As our country is dealing with the growing coronavirus pandemic, the federal government put in place a $2 trillion relief package to address the economic crisis resulting from the global economic slowdown. The most common questions we are receiving relate to the direct payments of benefits taxpayers will receive and how the rules relating to retirement distributions and unemployment have changed. We will focus on these changes now.

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