Welcome to our monthly Economic, Capital Market, and Financial Planning tip of the month.
This months Financial Planning Tip of the month, like last months, may save you valuable tax dollars!
Once again a special thanks to all of YOU … the best clients and friends as your experiences have again given us the subject matter for our Financial Planning Tip of the Month.
For those new to our writings, we touch on the most pertinent Financial “stuff” along with a video of my mug that has even more specialized details of the latest month as well as this post.
Another special Tax saving Financial Planning Tip:
If you think your taxes in retirement, like most, will be lower than during your earnings years, forget the Roth!
- Statistically, most have lower taxes during retirement
- If you can fund both do so, but if it is either or, the odds favor the deduction up front
US Markets On a road to nowhere
US Capital markets rightly were stuck in the mud in the first quarter .. essentially going nowhere. Earnings over the next year are slated to be flat, making expectations for the capital markets to do the same.
Overseas Rocking … BUT
We have been crowing about overseas markets for some time … We were right, but not rewarded … yet!!!
The tremendous strength in the US Dollar had muted foreign market returns. This works itself out over time, so not to worry, the reward will come!
If you want to travel overseas, now is the time… US Dollar strength equals nice exchange rates!
John A. Kvale CFA, CFP