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Tax Planning

Use Tax-loss Harvesting to Offset Capital Gains

While conventional wisdom often states that investments will grow over time, that isn’t always the case. Fortunately, when an investment’s return is down, there is potential for harvesting tax losses. Tax-loss harvesting may reduce your annual income tax liability. What is tax-loss harvesting? Tax-loss harvesting is done by selling a security that has a fair

By Alyssa Yocom
September 14, 2022
Charitable Giving

Six Charitable Giving Strategies for 2022

Charitable gifting can occur throughout the year; however, many individuals and families focus on their charitable giving in the fourth quarter as it coincides with annual tax planning. Charitable donations are tax deductible for individuals who itemize their deductions when they file their tax return. The annual deduction limit for gifts to public charities is

By Alyssa Yocom
August 29, 2022
Investment Management

Inflation & Investing: What’s Happening, What Does It Means

In our 2021 article entitled Is the Monetary Policy Road on Track for Persistent Inflation?, we noted that America was in the middle of the road between “Monetarism” and “Modern Monetary Theory.” Since then, our view is the country has moved into the Modern Monetary Theory lane and is now trying to shift back toward

By Russ Schultz
July 16, 2022
Financial Planning

A Deeper Dive into Client Engagement

Bill Hortz, Founder of the Institute for Innovation Development, recently interviewed Alyssa Yocom, CPWA®, CFP® and Wealth Manager at Schultz Financial Group (SFG) about SFG’s approach to wealth management: Hortz: Can you share with us the thinking behind developing your Four Capitals of Wealth approach with your clients? Yocom: By working closely with our clients,

By Schultz Financial Group Inc.
July 16, 2022
Estate Planning

Is there a silver lining to 2022’s market volatility?

Domestic equity markets experienced their worst first half of a year since 1970 when the markets closed on June 30, 20221. The S&P 500, as an example, was down 21 percent the first half of this year. Additionally, the bond market has experienced volatility largely due to rising interest rates. Many investors understand that market

By Alyssa Yocom
July 6, 2022
Financial Planning

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) – 2022 Limits

A Health Savings Account (HSA) is a tax-advantaged medical savings account available to individuals who are enrolled in high-deductible health plans. HSAs have three main tax advantages.

By Alyssa Yocom
July 5, 2022