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Educational blogs from SWMG for new investors about the fundamentals of investing and finance.

What Issues Should I Consider When Moving Out of State?

Owning a Second Home Like many of our clients, you might be thinking about or already own a second home. There is much to consider prior to and during ownership of a second home. Thinking about everything from cashflow, tax implications, and insurance to estate planning, education funding, and healthcare means this isn’t a decision …

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Secure Act 2.0 White Paper

House of Representatives in Washington D.C.

In a further attempt to expand and promote retirement savings, Congress passed SECURE Act 2.0 as part of an overall spending bill, the 2023 Consolidations and Appropriations Act. President Biden signed the bill into law on December 29, 2022. OVERVIEW The SECURE Act 2.0 is a follow-up bill to the original SECURE Act passed in …

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The Latest Cryptocurrency Executive Order (EO)

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This blog assumes you know what cryptocurrency is. The Biden Cryptocurrency EO serves as a high-level homework assignment to the other branches of government. Basically, it highlighted what’s been happening in this area in the past few years: Digital assets are skyrocketing in terms of market cap (going from $14 Billion in 2016 to $3 …

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Donor Advised Funds

Charity Give Friendship Hope Inspire Aid Donate Concept

The Donor Advised Fund (DAF) has increased charitable giving over recent years. DAFs are not new; apparently, they have been around since the 1930s, and grew more popular in the 1990s. DAFs allow you to make charitable contributions to a fund you set-up with a public charity, then recommend grants from that fund over time. …

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Financial Gift Guide

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This is a blog about money and therefore all of the gifts that I’m suggesting are money-related as well. Ok, Jill’s Journal readers, I have scoured the Internet for gift suggestions that have to deal with our favorite topic, money. These are for people who want to learn about money, like money, or want a …

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Tax Loss Harvesting

IRS Federal IncomeTax Forms

Want to impress your friends with knowledge of reducing your taxes using investment sales? I’m going to teach you. We all know the adage, “buy low, sell high.” Well, sometimes your investments don’t turn out the way you want them to, and you may want to consider selling low. Tax loss harvesting is when you …

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Year End Deadlines

End of Financial Year

The end of the year is an important milestone for taxes and financial matters. Here are some important deadlines to keep in mind: Benefit “Open Enrollment” periods – Workplace November 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022 Last day to enroll in new health insurance plan on healthcare.gov January 15, 2022 Tax loss harvesting (more about …

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Employee Stock Options, Part 2 of 2

document with employee stock ownership

Last week, I discussed what a stock option was and how there are two different kinds. When an employer gives you/grants you options, it is not considered a taxable event. It’s only when you DO something with the options that you have to pay attention and figure out if it is taxable or not. There …

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Employee Stock Options, Part 1 of 2

document with employee stock ownership

What the heck is an employee stock option? Publicly traded companies may offer employees stock options as a form of incentive compensation. These options give you the right to purchase company stock at a specific price. There’s a lot of jargon to share when it comes to employee stock options. The initial price, when you …

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