Financial Advisory Services
Our expertise is in utilizing integrated tax & investment strategy to spot strategic opportunities for both your business and for you as an individual.
Every client has a written, personal plan
If you’re like many people, you may have left your investments on autopilot. You recognize the value in investment planning, but may find it too intimidating to tackle on your own.
Chances are you have had changes in your life since you last reviewed your investment portfolio, and the investment strategy that once was adequate for the future you had in mind may no longer be appropriate. As your financial goals and needs change, your investment strategy may need to change to meet those goals and needs.
Remember that your investments affect other elements of your financial plan such as estate planning, education planning, and retirement planning.
Income Protection & Asset Preservation
For most people, the possibility of an illness or injury severe enough to disrupt their income flow doesn’t even occur to them. If they do think about it, people often consider the chances slim. Many go through life with the “it will never happen to me” mentality.
The truth is that illness or injury can happen to anyone. In fact, a person has a one in four chance of becoming severely ill or disabled. Perhaps you’ve considered this possibility and put some plans in place. If you have already taken steps to protect your income, when is the last time you reviewed your plan? Chances are you have experienced changes in your life since you last reviewed your finances. You may have gotten married or divorced, welcomed a child or grandchild, acquired or sold a business, received a new job or earned a promotion, or taken on new future financial obligations.
As your financial goals and needs change, your strategies to protect them may need to change. Remember that income protection affects other aspects of your planning process, including investment planning and insurance planning. Because your lifestyle and that of your family depend on your income, it is important to regularly review your specific goals, and actively plan for the possibility of severe illness or injury.
No “cookie cutter” approach
You may look forward to retirement as a time to savor the finer things in life, and as a reward for many years of hard work.
Retirement dreams can inspire you, but you need to set goals if your retirement is to live up to your aspirations.
We can help you start addressing the challenges planning for your retirement holds. We can analyze your current retirement plan and help make sure you are working steadily towards your goals.
Securities offered through 1st Global Capital Corp., Member FINRA, SIPC. Investment Advisory services offered through 1st Global Advisors, Inc. Jones & Roth has representatives licensed in AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, MA, MT, NC, NV, OH, OR, TX, UT, WA & WY. This is not an offer to sell securities in any other state or jurisdiction.
Financial Advisory Services Team
Matt Adams, CFP®, CLU, ChFC
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
Mark Coombe, CFP®
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
Bryan Decker, CFP®
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
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Friday September 8th, 2017 – The Construction team at Jones & Roth CPAs and Business Advisors was honered to attend the Surety Association of Oregon (SAO) sponsored Par-Tee at Top Golf in Hillsboro. Sureties, insurance agents, attorneys and accountants, met for golfing fun to hit balls assigned using microchip technology into targets. The more accurate the shot and the farther the distance, the more points earned. And of course drinks and appetizers only added to the entertainment. It was a fantastic event, and a success in its mission to bring us together as professionals and get to know one another better.
SAO is a professional non-profit trade association for those engaged in the surety industry and related fields. Quarterly luncheon meetings and activities are held, with its most popular event being the Holiday Party where they feature and bring awareness to a local charity and hold a holiday raffle.
One important step to both reducing taxes and saving for retirement is to contribute to a tax-advantaged retirement plan. If your employer offers a 401(k) plan, contributing to that is likely your best first step.
If you’re not already contributing the maximum allowed, consider increasing your contribution rate between now and year end. Because of tax-deferred compounding (tax-free in the case of Roth accounts), boosting contributions sooner rather than later can have a significant impact on the size of your nest egg at retirement.
A traditional 401(k) offers many benefits:
• Contributions are pretax, reducing your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI), which can also help you reduce or avoid exposure to the 3.8% net investment income tax.
• Plan assets can grow tax-deferred — meaning you pay no income tax until you take distributions.
• Your employer may match some or all of your contributions pretax.
For 2017, you can contribute up to $18,000. So if your current contribution rate will leave you short of the limit, try to increase your contribution rate through the end of the year to get as close to that limit as you can afford. Keep in mind that your paycheck will be reduced by less than the dollar amount of the contribution, because the contributions are pre-tax so income tax isn’t withheld.
If you’ll be age 50 or older by December 31, you can also make “catch-up” contributions (up to $6,000 for 2017). So if you didn’t contribute much when you were younger, this may allow you to partially make up for lost time. Even if you did make significant contributions before age 50, catch-up contributions can still be beneficial, allowing you to further leverage the power of tax-deferred compounding.
Employers can include a Roth option in their 401(k) plans. If your plan offers this, you can designate some or all of your contribution as Roth contributions. While such contributions don’t reduce your current MAGI, qualified distributions will be tax-free.
Roth 401(k) contributions may be especially beneficial for higher-income earners, because they don’t have the option to contribute to a Roth IRA. On the other hand, if you expect your tax rate to be lower in retirement, you may be better off sticking with traditional 401(k) contributions.
Finally, keep in mind that any employer matches to Roth 401(k) contributions will be pretax and go into your traditional 401(k) account.
How much and which type
Have questions about how much to contribute or the best mix between traditional and Roth contributions? Contact us. We’d be pleased to discuss the tax and retirement-saving considerations with you.
Thank you for joining us at the OMGMA fall conference last week. It was one of the best Healthcare conferences our team has attended, with powerful keynote speakers and sessions. We had a tremendous turn out for our own session, presented by Brian Newton, CPA and Jeremy Prickel, CPA.
It was great to see so many of our clients and congratulations to the winner of our gift basket and our $100 Amazon gift card!
We received excellent feedback from everyone on our upcoming webinar series. We hope you are able to join us at our upcoming healthcare webinar scheduled for this Friday September 22nd.
We look forward to seeing you at the next conference!