Roth vs. Traditional IRA: Retirement and Estate-Planning Advantages
Roth vs. Traditional IRA: Retirement and Estate-Planning Advantages It would be nice if the Roth IRA had been around long as the traditional IRA. Imagine the long-term benefits of tax-free growth throughout a 40-year career….
Reshoring: What’s the Future for Products and Services Made in America?
Reshoring: What’s the Future for Products and Services Made in America? According to a recent survey of supply chain professionals, the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted 98% of global supply chains. Among the most disruptive supply challenges…
Midyear Market Outlooks
Midyear Market Outlooks In its midyear review, market analysts at Charles Schwab say that economic growth in the United States may have peaked in the second quarter of this year, and it believes China experienced…
Putting Inflation Expectations in Perspective
Putting Inflation Expectations in Perspective Historically, inflation has been highly correlated with unemployment levels. When more people were out of a job, inflation was lower. As more people got jobs, inflation increased. From an economic…
Retirement Withdrawal Strategies
Retirement Withdrawal Strategies As hard as retirement saving and investing may seem, that’s the easy part. The real challenge is figuring out how to make your accumulated savings last throughout your and your spouse’s retirements….
Demographics Differing on Retirement Plans
Demographics Differing on Retirement Plans According to PwC’s recent Retirement in America report, the median retirement savings among people ages 55 to 64 is $120,000. Unfortunately, that likely would provide less than $1,000 per month…
All About RMDs
All About RMDs There really is a purpose behind required minimum distributions (RMD) of tax-advantaged retirement accounts. IRAs and employer-sponsored retirement plans feature tax-deferred income contributions and earnings growth throughout the lifetime of the account….
How Infrastructure Spending Affects Municipal Bonds
How Infrastructure Spending Affects Municipal Bonds According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, the 10-year tab to meet the country’s basic infrastructure needs is about $6 trillion. The report, published in March, includes $125…
Tax Strategies In an effort to pay for new legislation, the Biden administration has proposed higher taxes for the nation’s highest earners. The president advocates returning the top tax rate to 39.6% for individuals earning…
The Labor Market in the Post-Pandemic Era
The Labor Market in the Post-Pandemic Era According to the most recent Future of Jobs Report by the World Economic Forum, 50% of employees will need new skills training by 2025 as the pace of…
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