2020-2021 Comparison Retirement & IRS Limits

KEY POINTS: (1) Overall, 401K/Roth IRA/SIMPLE/SEP contribution limits are the same in 2021 (2) Trad IRA: For single taxpayers covered by a workplace retirement plan, the new phase-out range is $66,000 to $76,000. For married couples filing jointly, where the spouse making the IRA contribution is covered by a workplace retirement plan, the new phase-out…

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8 Financial Lessons that I Learned during COVID-19

As we approach the end of August, we have experienced the worst market down-spiral in mid-March since the 2008 housing recession, with a -20% stock market crash. Luckily, year to date (YTD), the S&P 500 index has recovered nicely to roughly baseline. While we are not out of the woods yet, I have learned some important financial lessons, both as an investor and as an individual during this once-in-a lifetime catastrophe. Here are 8 things the pandemic has taught me.

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Federal Student Loan Servicers Get Fired! Chaos Could Extend Student Loan Relief

As we approach September 30, 2020, when the temporary 0% Federal student loan and forbearance period are both expected to end, here are some important updates:

Key Points:
DeVos fires all 4 major loan servicers that handle federal student loans starting December 14, 2020.
What to expect when receiving a welcome letter from your new servicer and what to do?
10 year PSLF Borrowers: Download your payment history before End of 2020
Student Loan servicers chaos could extend student loan relief
Refi Student loans are trending lower

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8 Reasons Why Every Optometrist should Invest in Index Funds

KEY POINTS: (1) Better Performance (2) Lower Cost (3) Less Time consuming (4) Less Risky (5) More Tax-Efficient (6) Ease of use in Building your Portfolio (7) Wide Availability (8) Eliminate Behavioral aspect and No Feeling of missing out (FOMO) Due to the recent COVID shelter in place order, many investors (new and experienced) are…

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The Optometrist’s Guide to Side Hustles

With the increasing burden of massive student debt and low insurance reimbursement rates, many optometrists are searching for income alternatives to make extra money aside from their full-time optometric profession. Many optometrists are looking for ways (either passive or active) to supplement, or even completely replace, their current income by doing a “side hustle”. Click…

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Is the 2020 Real Estate Market Like 2008?

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by one of our sponsorship partners. Josh Mettle NMLS #219996 is an industry leading author and ranked in the top 1% of mortgage originators in 2018 by Mortgage Executive Magazine. You can get more great real estate and mortgage advice here or by visiting his book’s website. Josh is also a…

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