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A Great Solution After The Secure Act’s Elimination of the “Stretch IRA”

By Cary Stamp | June 5, 2020

The Secure Act eliminated the Stretch IRA option for beneficiaries to distribute inherited IRAs over their lifetimes. Now there’s a 10-year distribution maximum. If you’re close to retirement, have a lot of money in retirement plans, and want to maximize assets passed on to beneficiaries when you’re no longer here, there’s a great solution.  …

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Beneficial CARES Act Provisions for 401k and IRA Accounts

By Cary Stamp | May 6, 2020

Cary Stamp, leading financial advisor based in Jupiter, FL, provides an update on beneficial CARES Act provisions for retirement accounts—including IRAs and 401(k)s—to help with the financial challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.        SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION:   TRANSCRIPT: Hi, I’m Cary Stamp. This is a Principled Wealth Moment. I would like to…

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How Much Do You Need to Retire?

By Andrew Trammell | April 2, 2020

One of the most frequent questions we hear from clients is, “How much do we need to save for retirement?” While this question seems straightforward, knowing the right asset level for your needs can be challenging and requires a process. Most financial advisors use one of several methods to determine retirement goals for clients. To…

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Phenomenal Tax Credits up to $5,000 per year for Launching a New 401(k) Plan

By Cary Stamp | February 26, 2020

Leading financial advisor Cary Stamp, based in Jupiter, FL, offers an overview of the exceptional tax credits up to $5,000 per year for businesses that launch new 401k plans (made available through a Secure Act provision).     SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION:   TRANSCRIPT: Hi, I’m Cary Samp with Cary Stamp & Co., and this is…

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Maximize Your Pension with a Huge Lump Sum Passed on to Beneficiaries

By Cary Stamp | February 6, 2020

Jupiter, FL financial advisor Cary Stamp briefly outlines an innovative Pension Maximization strategy that can add a huge lump sum to the assets you pass on to beneficiaries. SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION:   TRANSCRIPT: I am Cary Stamp with Cary Stamp and Company. This is a Principled Wealth Moment. And if you’re somebody that has a…

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When to Take and How to Maximize Social Security Benefits

By Cary Stamp | January 20, 2020

In this video, Cary Stamp, leading investment and financial advisor based in the Jupiter, FL area, briefly addresses one of the most common question asked of financial advisors: “When should people start taking social security benefits?”.   SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION:   TRANSCRIPT: Hi, I’m Cary Stamp. This is a Principled Wealth Moment. Today I’m going…

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Four Ways the Recently Passed Secure Act Will Impact Individual Investors

By Cary Stamp | December 27, 2019

What’s in the Secure Act? Financial advisor Cary Stamp addresses the four primary ways the recently passed Secure Act will affect individuals and families, most notably on Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and 529 Education Plans.     SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION:   TRANSCRIPT: What’s in the Secure Act? I’m Cary Stamp. This is a principled wealth…

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The Basics and Benefits of 457(b) Plans

By Andrew Trammell | December 2, 2019

If you’re a state or local government employee with a 457(b) deferred compensation plan, here’s a primer on plan basics, benefits, and financial considerations. THE BASICS OF 457(b) PLANS: Under Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code you can defer compensation each year up to the IRS annual dollar limit, $19,000 plus a $6,000 catch…

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State of Florida Employees:
A “DROP” to Benefit From!

By Andrew Trammell | October 15, 2019

An Overview of the Florida Retirement System (FRS) Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) If you’re a member of the Florida Pension Plan you have access to a unique retirement benefit that can kick-start your retirement in a positive direction: The Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP). First things first: check with the FRS to make sure…

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Must Read if You Own Company Stock in a 401(k) or other Corporate Retirement Plan

By Robert Taylor | September 12, 2019

The Net Unrealized Appreciation (NUA) Tax Strategy: If you work for a corporation that offers company stock inside a 401(k), ESOP, or profit sharing plan, the Net Unrealized Appreciation tax planning strategy (described below) can produce substantial tax savings. This is especially true for long-time employees possessing stock that has appreciated significantly. Net Unrealized Appreciation…

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