Grateful For You

First, a quick win: markets recently posted a strong rally on better-than-expected inflation data.1 I’m highlighting this win because it reinforces a fundamental lesson about long-term investing: you want to be in the market when it moves. Not on the sidelines. If you’re on the sidelines, you miss out. Ok, lesson over. Let’s talk about the midterm […]

CHIPs and Science Act Aims to Preserve U.S. Technology Edge

In a significant expansion of industrial policy, federal subsidies are being offered to help reduce the nation’s reliance on semiconductors produced mostly overseas and forge a more resilient supply chain. The CHIPs and Science Act of 2022, signed into law on August 9, is a bipartisan legislation package that provides more than $50 billion in […]

Inflation Reduction Act: What You Should Know

The Inflation Reduction Act includes health-care and energy-related provisions, a new corporate alternative minimum tax, and an excise tax on certain corporate repurchases of stock. The Inflation Reduction Act, signed into law on August 16, 2022, includes health-care and energy-related provisions, a new corporate alternative minimum tax, and an excise tax on certain corporate stock […]

IRS Releases 2023 Key Numbers for Health Savings Accounts

The IRS has released the 2023 key tax numbers for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high-deductible health plans (HDHPs). The IRS has released the 2023 contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs), as well as the 2023 minimum deductible and maximum out-of-pocket amounts for high-deductible health plans (HDHPs). An HSA is a tax-advantaged account that’s […]

Colliding Forces: Russia, Oil, Inflation, and Market Volatility

Any disruption of Russian oil exports would have a significant effect on global supplies and drive prices higher. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has drawn condemnation and punitive sanctions from the United States, Europe, and their allies. The humanitarian cost of war cannot be measured, and the long-term economic effects could take months or years […]

There’s Still Time to Contribute to an IRA for 2021

Making a last-minute contribution to an IRA may help you reduce your 2021 tax bill. If you qualify, your traditional IRA contribution may be tax deductible. And if you had low to moderate income and meet eligibility requirements, you may also be able to claim the Saver’s Credit for 2021 based on your contributions to […]

Federal Tax Filing Season Has Started

IRS started accepting returns: Monday, January 24, 2022 Filing deadline for most individuals: Monday, April 18, 2022 Tuesday, April 19, 2022, if you live in Maine or Massachusetts Monday, October 17, 2022, if you file for an automatic six-month extension by the original due date The IRS announced that the starting date for when it would accept and process 2021 tax-year […]

Will Infrastructure Investment Pave the Way to a Stronger Economy?

This large injection of funds is likely to affect how many Americans commute, travel, transport goods, access the Internet, power homes and buildings, and more. In November 2021, Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a roughly $1 trillion package that reauthorized existing programs and provided more than $550 billion in new funding over […]

2022 Key Numbers

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The Fed Pivots to Fight Inflation

On December 15, 2021, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve System made a significant shift in monetary policy in response to rising inflation. The Committee accelerated the reduction of its bond-buying program in order to tighten the money supply and projected three increases in the benchmark federal funds rate in 2022, […]