Hello and Welcome to our March 2018 Financial Planning and Capital Market Update!
If you are too busy to read, feel free to listen as we describe our post and thoughts in friendly podcast format.
Financial Planning Tip (s) –
Final of FIVE Tax Savings Ideas you can do NOW for LAST Year’s (2017) Taxes
We completed the five part series … Three were let out of the box last month …. Let’s quickly review them and then the two final parts from this month!
HSA or Health Savings Account
Our post here, speaks of the terrific opportunity to set aside Pre-Tax dollars to use now or later for medical expenses.
SEP – Simplified Employee Pension
As mentioned in our Post Here, there are very high limits of contribution, and the SEP can be done during mandated RMD’s, as well as in tangent with a 401k program, as long as the upper limits collectively of contribution are not violated.
Pre-Tax Deductible IRA
As the one of the original retirement vehicles and so vintage many forget (We Don’t!) we want to remind here in our post about the IRA – Individual Retirement Account.
Tax Savings reach back reminders from THIS month/March
Maximizing the Sales Tax Deduction
Here in our post this month, we remind everyone to be sure and maximize your Sales Tax Deduction.
From the post …
Be sure to maximize this deduction as it looks like the new tax rules will greatly mitigate it’s use moving forward.
Medical Expense Deduction
We all some type of medical expenses each year. What is a challenge if determining what is and is not deductible.
Capital Market Comments
Finding our Footing After Getting Ahead of Ourselves
Another month and our thoughts are the exact same…so much we did not even have to change the title of this part of the review from last month… the chart is updated … looks about the same…
We think patience is needed as this will take time to digest and again find our footing.
Patience will be needed!
Here is where we are now —
For those wondering …. for now, it looks like the 200 Day Moving Average (line below our trend line) is the lower level of support … It may break, which is fine, but for now, looks like someone wants it to hold.
We will keep watch and keep you updated!
Have a Great Day! Talk to you at the end of April!
John A. Kvale CFA, CFP