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Tax Planning

6-Minute Marginal Tax Rates

Determining your tax bracket is not as simple as just adding up your income and checking a tax table. Did you know that all of your income is not taxed at the same rate? Chris quickly explains your marginal tax rate and how it is different from your average tax rate.




RMD Choices

As over 58 Million baby boomers reach 70 1/2 over next 2 decades, they must deal with the complexities of Required Minimum Distributions. Chris goes over the RMD choices you can take.



Inherited (Stretch) IRAs

Chris explains, what a stretch IRA is and how it can benefit you. Topics Include:

  • Call to action
  • Key provisions
  • Primary Benefits (Control, Flexibility, Transferable)




Tax Reform: Winners and Losers

A synopsis from Chris on the big winners and losers of the tax reform.




Expert Interview Series - Harold "Buddy" Hartmann

Chris interviews Buddy Hartmann, a Certified financial planner and certified public accountant on his financial perspectives. Topics Discussed

  • CPA Perspective
  • CFP Perspective 
  • Year end tax planning tips




Exciting World of Required Minimum Distributions

Chris explains what a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) is and how it works. 

Topics include:

  • What are RMD's-Retirement Accounts?
  • First distribution rules, how are RMDs calculated?
  • Are there penalties? 
  • How is formula applied to multiple accounts? 
  • Options for the proceeds 




Planning for 2018 Including: A Tax Law Update

Information you should know when financially planning. Topics Discussed:

  • Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)
  • Quick Market Update
  • Planning Strategies
  • Q&A



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