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For those of you that have accumulated employer stock within your employer-sponsored retirement plan, you have a few different options when you’re eligible to take a distribution from your plan. Often times when employees leave a company, the best course of action is to roll your company retirement plan into an IRA to continue to…

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Opting-out of the Washington LTC Cares Act

Planning

For those who have a private long term care policy in place and want to opt-out of the WA Cares Act, below are instructions on how to do so. The payroll tax officially starts on January 1st 2022 so it is critical that you opt-out before year end. Please keep in mind that once you…

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Confidence Without Certainty

Market Content | Optimism

“No amount of sophistication is going to allay the fact that all your knowledge is about the past and all your decisions are about the future.”  – Ian H. Wilson, former GE executive Uncertainty, or risk, isn’t a bad thing.  It is simply the reality that any given situation has more than one potential outcome,…

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Social Security COLA Increase in 2022

Planning

The Social Security Administration announced today benefits will see a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) of 5.9%– the largest increase since 1982. To put it in perspective, the average increase over the past decade has been only 1.4%. This increases the maximum retirement benefit at full-retirement age from $3,148 per month currently ($37,764 annually) to $3,345 per…

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The Mega Backdoor Roth

Planning

In the planning department, many of our conversations with clients is about determining savings goals on an annual basis that will help propel them to their retirement planning goals discussed. For many clients, that starts with taking advantage of their company retirement plans and working to maximize their contributions, and then more detailed planning follows…

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Introducing Pascale: in her own words

Culture and Values | Planning

A soccer game isn’t much different than building a portfolio or financial plan. Some may be reading this and thinking wow, that’s a stretch, but please allow me to explain. Preparing for a soccer game consists of strategizing and picking your players who will hopefully bring the best performance on a certain day. Our coaches…

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Recent Tax Proposals

Planning

For at least a year now, well before the election, there’s been plenty of news, opinions, and frankly bluster about President Biden’s federal tax proposals to fund infrastructure and new social programs including education, nutrition, and childcare.  While what is on the table would certainly represent a significant change, especially for U.S. companies and high…

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