StampNotes

BLOG, COMMENTARY, AND NEWS

The Importance of Roth IRA Conversions in 2021

Why that Roth IRA Conversion You Were Considering May be Even More Valuable

By Cary Stamp | April 2, 2021

Current Tax Discussions in Congress May Lead to Drastic Changes in Estate Tax Exemptions that Increase the Value of a Roth IRA Conversion Strategy. For years, I’ve been stressing the benefits of Roth IRAs to our clients and their beneficiaries. In an environment of massive government spending and a constantly greater need to pay for…

Read More
Pension Election Decision

A Little-Known Strategy for Maximizing Your Pension

By Andrew Trammell | April 2, 2021

This Pension Maximization Strategy is Worth Considering for a Possible Best Pension Payout with Highest Household Return, Over Time. For those approaching retirement who have pension plans, you will soon be faced with what can be a daunting decision that is usually irreversible. If your pension plan is like most plans, you will be given…

Read More
The-Case-for-Roth-IRA-Conversions

The Case for Roth IRA Conversions

By Andrew Trammell | September 16, 2020

Using Roth IRA Conversions to Reduce the Tax Burden of Required Minimum Distributions Few People Understand the Tax Implications of Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) in 401(k) and Traditional IRA accounts. When you reach age 72, you are required to start taking distributions from most traditional retirement accounts. You can always withdraw more, however you cannot…

Read More
Maximizing-Social-Security-Tips

Little Known Tips for Maximizing Lifetime Social Security Benefits

By Andrew Trammell | July 21, 2020

First, Let’s Look at How Social Security Benefits Work. Before we move on to my tips for maximizing Social Security benefits, here’s a quick primer on how the system works. To become eligible for benefits, you need to earn what’s referred to as 40 “credits.” A credit is essentially each quarter per year worked, so…

Read More
Secure-Act-Stretch-IRA-Elimination

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.  …

Read More
CARES-Act-Provisions-for-401k-IRA-Accounts

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…

Read More
Asset-Planning-for-Retirement

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…

Read More
Secure-Act-Tax-Credits-for-Launching-New-401k

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…

Read More
Jupiter-FL-Financial-Advisor

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…

Read More
When-To-Take-Social-Security

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…

Read More