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Insights from the Sommers Financial Management Team

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What if the Markets Turn Down?

For the last 90 years, the S&P 500 has an average return of close to 10% . The S&P 500 is an index made of the 500 largest companies in the United States. These days people expect the stock markets to always go up and to increase in value. What if they go down?

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Why We Ask to See Your Income Tax Return

A good financial advisor can help you in many ways: manage your investments, assist in major financial decisions like buying a car or a house, find the opportune time to retire, figure out how to get the most out of social security, and one of my favorites: legally avoid and lower taxes when possible. This is where sharing and reviewing your income tax return becomes an important part of what we can do for you.

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Delay Taking Your RMD - Even Beyond 2020

At age 72, the government is ready to begin collecting tax on all of your deferred income and growth inside your IRAs and 401(k)s but you want to avoid paying the tax. What can you do? There are a least four legitimate strategies to delay or avoid taking RMDs.

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