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8 Financial Advisors Share the Best Financial Advice They Ever Received

Posted by Carnegie Investment Counsel on Aug 7, 2019 10:46:00 AM

In the world of finance, we are continually learning and seeking high-quality data and information to help us make the best decisions for our clients' wealth.

Our advisors truly enjoy providing financial advice and guidance to those around them, but we were curious about the best financial advice they have ever received. We asked them to share one thing that has helped them achieve success.

So, here are eight valuable points to consider adding to your knowledge bank.

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Topics: Investment Management

10 Alarming Facts that Prove Financial Stress is Soaring: And 3 Ways to Fight Back Today

Posted by Carnegie Investment Counsel on Jul 22, 2019 9:46:00 AM

  • 78% of American workers live paycheck to paycheck according to a 2017 report by employment website CareerBuilder.
  • $6,741 is the average revolving credit card balance for U.S. households, according to a NerdWallet 2019 Survey.
  • 42% of workers with adult children over 21 provide them with financial support and more than half are willing to sacrifice their own financial well-being to do so, according to a 2018 (PwC) PricewaterhouseCoopers survey.
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Topics: Financial Planning, Investment Management, Corporate Retirement Plan

President Trump…Surprise? Not necessarily. 6 Things to Consider Now...

Posted by Carnegie Investment Counsel on Nov 9, 2016 12:25:45 PM

There is no denying the worldwide wave of populism hit America last night.  The push-back from the common man against the establishment is real.  There is evident global frustration with those in the political class who are viewed to be out of touch with the average person.  It started in the Philippines in May, continued in the United Kingdom in June and now the ultimate insider candidate of Hillary Clinton has been deposed by a candidate never to have held elective office previously, Donald Trump. 

These are political waves though, not economic waves and the lessons learned in the Brexit vote are quite applicable to our own markets. 

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Topics: Election, Trump, Surprise

(PATH) Act of 2015 Makes Many Tax Extenders Permanent

Posted by Carnegie Investment Counsel on Dec 23, 2015 3:50:21 PM

Congress once again waited until the final hours to provide tax clarity by passing the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH). The Act does considerably more than the typical tax extenders legislation seen in prior years. It makes permanent over 20 key tax provisions. Here are some of the more popular provisions. 

For Individuals:

Charitable Distributions from IRAs

The Act permanently extends the provision for individuals age 70 1/2and older to be allowed to make tax-free distributions from individual retirement accounts (IRAs) to a qualified charitable organization. The treatment continues to be capped at a maximum of $100,000 per taxpayer each year. Therefore, amounts in excess of $100,000 must be included in income, but may be taken as an itemized charitable deduction, subject to the usual adjusted gross income (AGI) annual caps for contributions.

Points to note about the IRA charitable rollover:

  • Married individuals filing a joint return may jointly exclude up$200,000.
  • You can use an inherited IRA to donate but you have to be at least 70 ½
  • The charity receiving donated IRA funds may not be a donor advised fund, supporting organization, or most private foundations.

IRA assets are particularly favorable when donating to charity, rather than leaving to heirs, because

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Topics: Taxes

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