Tax Prep for The New Year & Navigating Financial Landscapes

Hosts: Catherine Magaña, CFP® (Managing Partner), Steve Wolff, CFP® (Managing Partner), Greg Carroll, CFP® (Wealth Advisor), Rachel Ivanovich (Tax Strategist and Wealth Advisor).

Episode Highlights:

What does the $1.8 billion Realtor lawsuite mean for real estate?

  • The hosts dive into a discussion about the recent Realtor lawsuit concerning real estate fees, exploring its implications on the industry and potential impacts on the real estate market.

Interest Rates:

  • The team analyzes current interest rate trends and their effects on the market.

Economic Slowdown and Possible Recession:

  • An overview of the economic landscape, addressing concerns about a slowdown and the potential for a recession.

Planning Tips to Prepare for Next Year:

  • The hosts offer valuable tips for financial planning in the upcoming year, emphasizing proactive measures to secure financial well-being.

Tax Planning:

A detailed exploration of tax planning strategies in preparation for the new year.

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA):
    • Assessing the FSA balance to make informed decisions about healthcare expenses.
  • W-2 Withholding:
    • Guidance on checking and adjusting W-2 withholdings for optimal tax outcomes.
  • Retiree Considerations:
    • Advising retirees to stay ahead by fulfilling estimated tax payments to avoid penalties.
  • Capital Gains and Losses:
    • Cautionary advice on offsetting large gains with losses and navigating wash sale rules.
  • Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs):
    • Ensuring RMDs are met to avoid penalties and stay in compliance with retirement account regulations.
  • Salary Deferrals, IRA Contributions, and Donations:
    • Discussing strategies such as salary deferrals, IRA contributions, and charitable donations to optimize tax benefits.
  • Gifting and Appreciated Stock:
    • Exploring gifting limits, charitable distributions, and the potential advantages of donating appreciated stock to charity.

Closing Thoughts:

The episode wraps up with a recap of key insights and a reminder to stay proactive in your financial planning.

Episode Recorded on 11/20/2023

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