CARES - Coronavirus aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020

Coronavirus aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020

VanceWealth Market Commentary, Political Commentary

$2.5 trillion stimulus package passed on March 27, 2020, aimed at providing some financial relief to small businesses and their employees amid the coronavirus pandemic. How does this affect retirees? Temporary waiver of Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) rules Participants who have or are required to take a minimum distribution in 2020 based on the value of their December 31, 2019 account balance now have the option to suspend their distribution. Those who have seen a decline in their retirement accounts …

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Keeping Calm – Even in Crisis

VanceWealth Market Commentary

So much of what we aspire to in financial planning is simply freedom – freedom of your time, freedom to pursue opportunity, freedom to achieve purpose. When it allows you to live the life you’ve always imagined, working toward financial independence is a very empowering experience. But the recent global pandemic has challenged our notion of freedom on many fronts. We’re learning to live with new limitations as we put the health and safety of our loved ones and neighbors …

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2019 Mid – Year Investment Update

VanceWealth Market Commentary, Political Commentary, Tax Issues

Greetings, Even though accounts are positive year-to-date after a swift recovery from the Q4 2018 volatility, most people do not realize that the S&P 500 has been essentially flat since the market peaked back on January 26, 2018 (S&P 500: 2,872) over 18 months ago. The S&P 500 closed August 12th at 2,883, only +0.38% above the January 26th market peak. Once again, there has been a lot of market volatility with not much to show for it. Here is …