A mistake on your tax return, now what?

By |2021-05-28T17:29:58+00:00May 28th, 2021|Categories: Behind The Curtain, Single Point of View, Tax Planning|Tags: |

I'd say Seth's expression here pretty much sums it up.  :) It's been a little while since our last Behind The Curtain video.  Today, Seth and I were chatting about how we approach clients when we notice a mistake on their tax return.

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What’s in Santa’s Financial Plan?

By |2020-12-23T20:00:12+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Categories: Behind The Curtain, Family Planning, Single Point of View|Tags: |

Ever wonder how Santa funds his operation?  Does he have any plans to retire?  Does he have to file millions of gift tax returns? In our biggest ever interview on BTC, we sit down with Santa to discuss his financial planning. The kids got a little face time with the big man [...]

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When is the right time to sell my company stock?

By |2020-12-03T20:31:20+00:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Behind The Curtain, Investment Planning, Tax Planning|Tags: , |

The "right" time to sell an individual stock is one of the tougher financial decisions we see people struggle with.  This can be especially tricky when it is your company stock and you feel more connected to it.  But as these positions grow (specifically if part of your compensation is via additional stock), a single [...]

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Saving for “retirement” in your 30s & 40s?

By |2020-09-04T18:18:59+00:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: Behind The Curtain, Cash Flow, Retirement Planning, Single Point of View|Tags: , , |

Am I saving enough for "retirement"?  How do we think about saving in general and balancing saving for shorter term goals as well?  In this installment of Behind The Curtain, Seth and I discuss a framework for thinking about savings when you are in your 30s & 40s.  It's not just about saving for this [...]

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Avoid Surprises with Unemployment Income (BTC Ep. 5)

By |2020-07-10T18:54:32+00:00July 9th, 2020|Categories: Behind The Curtain, Single Point of View, Tax Planning|Tags: , , |

Over 40 million Americans have filed for unemployment during the pandemic.  If that includes you, what should you be aware of to avoid any surprises? Seth and I discuss this in episode #5 of Behind the Curtain.

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How to use my credit card points? (BTC Ep. 4)

By |2020-05-19T12:48:45+00:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Behind The Curtain, Cash Flow, Lending, Single Point of View|

We have a lot to manage in our financial lives, add credit card points to that list!  With so many different cards and rewards there is no one right way to use them.  Having a reminder (we're looking at you Knudge!) to at least make sure you are using them, and not losing them, is [...]

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Should I Stop Taking $ out of My Investments? (BTC Ep. 3)

By |2020-05-11T19:02:50+00:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Behind The Curtain, Investment Planning, Retirement Planning, Single Point of View|

The question we've been getting more often from retirees living off withdrawals from their portfolio is " Should I take less money out of my accounts given the market decline?". In the 3rd episode of Behind the Curtain, Seth Corkin and I share our conversation addressing this question.

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How Safe Are My Bonds? (BTC Ep. 2)

By |2020-04-30T13:06:09+00:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Behind The Curtain, Investment Planning, Retirement Planning, Single Point of View|

We talk about the role of bonds in your portfolio as the "safer" component of your money.  But how safe are they in times like this?  In the second installment of Behind the Curtain, Rene and I share a clip of our conversation addressing this question.

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