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What Are RMDs and QCDs?

I joined Parsec last November, and one of the big workstreams underway was Parsec advisors working with their clients on their required minimum distributions (RMDs) since the CARES Act waived 2020 RMDs for all IRAs (including inherited IRAs) and tax deferred accounts (SEP IRAs, SIMPLE IRAs, 401k, 403b and Government 457b plans). Should clients defer

Small-Business Succession Planning Guide

It is easy for a business owner to view the value of his or her business subjectively close to the point of sale because of the owner’s interconnected feelings and experiences with the business. This close association can breed significant biases within the owner, which may affect negotiations to sell the business. The valuation, terms of the transaction, employees and ongoing reputation of the business are some of the areas where a biased seller can struggle with letting go and entering a new phase of being a former owner.

Roth or Traditional IRA? - Parsec Financial

IRA Contribution Rules

The maximum individual retirement account contribution for 2021 is $6,000 ($7,000 if aged 50 and over). The question of choosing between a Traditional IRA and Roth IRA largely comes down to when it’s most opportunistic for you to pay taxes. A Traditional IRA is a great option if you’re in your mid-to-late career and in

When Should You Take Social Security?

The ages between 62 and 70 are a critical time for determining how and when to take Social Security benefits. There are many options when it comes to this program, and which option is best for you will depend on your specific situation.

How Do I Apply for Social Security Benefits?

You’ve worked hard, met with your financial advisor, determined when to take Social Security and you are set to retire … now what? Many retirees get to this point and are not sure what the next steps are when applying for Social Security. Thankfully, you have three options!

To Everything There Is a Season — Is Downsizing on Your Horizon?

“To everything (turn, turn, turn) There is a season (turn, turn, turn) And a time to every purpose, under heaven A time to build up, a time to break down A time to dance, a time to mourn A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together” “Turn! Turn! Turn!” written by

How Social Security Fits Into Your Retirement Plan

Social Security is a critically important part of your overall financial and retirement plan that will be around for generations to come. The decision to claim or delay benefits should be carefully considered.

Seven Questions To Help Determine If You Need a Care Manager

As parents, we never endeavor to become a burden to our children, which is why having a plan for aging in place before the time for care comes is important, as is knowing the resources available to individuals and caregivers to help alleviate some of the burden.

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