What is a Qualified Charitable Distribution?

By Samantha Masey | April 12, 2022

Written by: Samantha Masey Qualified charitable distributions are an excellent tax-advantaged strategy for IRA owners in or near retirement. If you are charitably inclined or already making charitable donations to support non-profits, a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) might make sense for you. A QCD is a distribution from an IRA paid directly to a qualified…

Do I Need to Take a Required Minimum Distribution?

By Samantha Masey | March 29, 2022

Written by: Nicole Gobel, CPA In every industry there are acronyms. In the investment advisory and tax planning world, RMD or MRD is often used. Both stand for Required Minimum Distribution. This is the minimum amount one must take as a distribution from various retirement accounts each tax year and is specific to each individual…

3 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Roth Conversion

By Samantha Masey | October 25, 2021

Written by: Nicole Gobel, CPA – Wealth Advisor & Tax Planner As seen in The Saratogian At least twice a week, I have a client who asks me whether a Roth conversion is something they should consider in their financial planning. This is also a topic that I often bring up in conversations with clients. …