Not long ago, some investors had yet to experience what it was like to weather turbulent markets. Even those who had, might have forgotten how scary it can be. This concerned us. So, to help people practice for scary days ahead, we published a fire-drill piece: “10 Things To Do Right Now While Markets Are (Not Really) Tanking.”
On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed into law the Appropriations Act of 2020, which included a number of tax law changes, including extending certain tax provisions that expired after 2017 or were about to expire, retirement and IRA plan modifications and other changes that will impact a large portion of U.S. taxpayers as a whole.
You may have missed the news – buried in a much bigger spending bill and passed in the thick of the holiday season, but after months of nearly bringing it to the finish line, it’s now official: On Friday, December 20, 2019, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was signed into law.
Urban legends, urban myths and the latest that’s on everyone’s lips — fake news, whatever you call it, in our age of information, claims of spurious repute can go viral in minutes. Anyone with a PC can start a blog and offer up opinions on just about any subject, whether he or she is an authority or not. Sources? Who needs sources?
You may think we harp on you a lot about protecting yourself against identity theft and tax scams. You are right… but we do it because having your identity stolen becomes an absolute financial nightmare, sometimes taking years to straighten out. Identity thieves are clever and relentless, and they are always coming up with new schemes to trick you.