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Bob Carlson of Retirement Watch on how to manage your taxes and planning strategies to pay less

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Estate Planning

Estate Planning Strategies for Navigating the Kiddie Tax

May 19, 2016

Shifting assets and income to your children and grandchildren can provide many benefits, including tax benefits. That’s why Congress set up hurdles to keep you from enjoying all the potential tax benefits. When planning gifts of investments to your loved ones, be aware of the kiddie tax. This tax was created in 1986 to reduce […]

Winning the War on Stretch IRAs with Correct Estate Planning

May 5, 2016

Preserving IRA wealth for children and other younger beneficiaries is a goal of many people. That’s because a large percentage of their wealth is in IRAs and other qualified retirement plans. Two forces, however, stand in opposition to that goal and need to be defeated. One force is the required minimum distributions (RMDs). After age […]

Tax Links

April 29, 2016

Individual Retirement Accounts: Brentmark Software’s site and CPA Ed Slott’s web site Uncle Fed’s Tax Board: Comprehensive links to tax sources. Taxes for Investors State taxes: Here are several links to help research state and local taxes: comprehensive links to federal and state tax sources. official sites of the state tax administrators. Includes […]

Closing the Door to Your Greatest Fraud Risk

April 3, 2016

The recent headlines about the theft of tens of millions of personal information from health insurer Anthem shouldn’t have been a surprise, and it is the type of action you should expect to hear about regularly. Your greatest risk of being scammed or having your identity stolen might be one you don’t suspect. The big […]


What you don’t know about retirement can hurt you. In fact, just a few wrong decisions in your investments, taxes, or estate planning could completely derail your retirement plans. Worse yet, the rules of the game keep changing, making it harder to keep up. For these reasons, I’ve assembled all the key points – everything you need to know — into one comprehensive report. Click here today for free access.

Estate Planning Estate Tax and Trust Tricks, Traps for Married Couples

April 3, 2016

Too many married couples are making a big mistake. They believe current estate tax law exempts them from having to plan or consider estate taxes in their plans. That misunderstanding could lead to problems. While the estate tax law enacted in early 2013 has many benefits, you need to know how to maximize them. Two […]

Planning This Year with Last Year’s Tax Return

April 3, 2016

Don’t close last yera’s4 income tax return files just yet. You should use that tax return to plan for the rest of this year and even next year. Tax planning should be a year-round activity these days, and last year’s tax return is the best place to start. The federal income tax return also is […]

Don’t Leave Money on the Table

April 3, 2016

Secrets to Boosting Social Security Benefits Find hidden cash in the most neglected and misunderstood retirement asset Americans are more concerned than ever about their retirement income. Fortunately, you already have a guaranteed, inflation-protected asset that can be managed to increase your retirement income – if you know a few shrewd moves. Read More… […]

Retirement Watch Links & Tools

April 3, 2016

Welcome to the Retirement Watch links home page. Links are listed by topic areas below. Click on the topic that interests you, and you will be taken to a list and description of links with useful and interesting information to help you create the retirement you desire. The sites are personally selected by me for […]

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