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Turning 65, Reflecting Back and Planning Ahead

Turning 65 made me think about financial security, or perhaps to think about it differently than I did at 45. My perspective on what exactly financial security is has evolved over the years.

Parsec Q2 2021 Economic & Tax Webinar

Parsec President and Chief Investment Officer Bill Hansen discusses economic highlights from the second quarter of 2021. Parsec Co-Directors of Tax Services Larry Harris and Brad Burlingham review current estate and gift tax laws and discuss the Biden administration’s proposal as it currently stands. We end by answering your questions submitted during registration.

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Roth vs. Traditional 401(k)

The differences between Roth and Traditional 401(k) extends beyond 401(k)s. To truly understand the benefits and differences, one should also consider Roth and Traditional IRAs.

Tax Help for Growing Families

Having a child is one of life’s special events – but the cost of a growing family can also bring challenges to your life. Here are some ways that you can take advantage of tax breaks that come along with those extra mouths to feed.

Taxes Are the Golf Balls of Personal Finance

For the professional golfer, hitting your ball into the water has its price: It can be embarrassing. The internet is littered with stories and images of PGA Tour players dropping their trousers to take swings at errant, but playable, shots that have landed in hazard areas. It can cost you a tournament. Greg Norman, the

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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

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

Income Tax 101 for Investment and Tax Planning

With this article, I hope to equip the reader with a basic understanding of the individual income tax calculation and the use of a taxpayer’s marginal tax rate or tax bracket in investment and income tax planning.

Get Ready for Tax Season

It feels as though we just finished this tax season with the next one already upon us. No time to waste so let’s forge ahead!

Six Tax Implications of the 2020 COVID Relief Bill

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 includes COVID-related relief in the form of the COVID-related Tax Relief Act of 2020 (COVIDTRA) and the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 (TCDTR). COVIDTRA and TCDTR include multiple provisions impacting businesses and individuals to provide relief and stimulate the economy.

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