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How the Secure Act Could Affect Your Legacy

Most of you have probably heard about the SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement) Act. It was signed into law before Christmas and went into effect the first of this year. It contains some valuable elements that will help those saving for retirement, but it also did damage to some of the strategies used in long-term family wealth planning. We’d like to talk about a change that could alter literally every financial plan in existence up to now and change the way plans are crafted in the future. If you think we’re being hyperbolic, well… we’re not alone. The Director of Retirement Research at Carson Wealth said “[t]his is nothing short of a disaster for trust planning…”. A Marketwatch article contains the quote “[the Secure Act] is a complete disaster from a planning perspective…”. So what’s so bad in this bill? Well, nothing less than the death of the Stretch IRA.

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Can An Inverted Yield Curve Predict Recession?

No doubt many of you have heard about the “Inverted Yield Curve.” It came up a few months ago, and reared its head again on August 14, when the 10-year bond yield and the 2-year Treasury note yield inverted (two year paying more interest than the ten year). In this blog, we will break down information about the yield curve, why it’s in the news, and what it could mean for the future.

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