Monthly Archives: December 2013

Expiring Tax Provisions in 2014 by John Jastremski

Temporary Tax Provisions Set to Expire in 2014 Some may be renewed, others may not be.    At the end of every year, certain federal tax breaks face a sunset. Some are renewed, some expire. As 2014 will soon start, … Continue reading

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Financial Considerations for 2014 By John Jastremski

Financial Considerations for 2014 What changes should we consider making for next year?   2014 is really not too far away. Fall is the time of year when the financially savvy start to look for ways to reduce their taxes … Continue reading

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Women and Money Paralysis

Women & Money Paralysis Not making a move may not be the best move to make.        A decision not made may have financial consequences. There is an old belief that women are more cautious about money than … Continue reading

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Rules changes for IRAs, 401(k)s & other savings vehicles By John Jastremski

IRS Retirement Plan Adjustments for 2014 Rules changes for IRAs, 401(k)s & other savings vehicles.   The IRS has made minor adjustments to retirement plan limitations for 2014. As inflation has been tame in 2013, these COLAs aren’t dramatic; as … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update December 2, 2013 by John Jastremski

CONFIDENCE INDEX FALLS, SENTIMENT INDEX RISES Two respected barometers of consumer mood went different ways in November. The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index came in at a disappointing 70.4, down from a revised 72.4 mark for October and well below … Continue reading

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