Two Certainties Of Financial Planning

PDF: News Letter 2019-03-29

The old saying goes: there are only two certainties in life—death and taxes. In financial planning, we can add another certainty: market volatility.

Lately, it may feel like markets are more volatile than ever. You may be wondering if this volatility will be the new normal; and continue for the rest of 2019. It’s important to remember that market swings are normal, and part of healthy market behavior. The best way to deal with volatile markets is to not lose sight of the big picture. Long-term investors with a well-constructed financial strategy can withstand and gain from periods of market volatility.

It’s tax time, and all things considered, taxes can be relatively straightforward. We’ve worked together to create an investment strategy that minimizes your tax burden. But there are important changes in the tax code in effect this filing season, so now is a great time to evaluate your tax strategy and to make sure you are maximizing your return. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

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This week’s articles are the following:

  • Article 1: A SALT-y Tax Problem You Didn't Know You Had
  • Article 2: Think The Stock Market Is More Volatile Than Ever?
  • Article 3: Why a Bucket Approach Can Help When Investing for Retirement
  • Article 4: An Important Retirement Tax Deadline Is Fast Approaching. Here's What You Need to Know
  • Article 5: Can’t pay IRS the taxes you owe? This is the one thing you shouldn’t do.
  • Article 6: What Every Parent Needs to Know About Doing Their Taxes This Year

This is Matthew Greiner.

We are going to close out with a quote from Sitting Bull, he said,

“Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!”

True words.

From all of us here at the Greiner Group

“Have a good spring weekend!”