Year-End Money Moves for 2019
December is upon us, which means I basically have your attention for about two more weeks max.So while I have you, and as the year comes to an end, it's a perfect time to review some year-end financial planning tips.For such an occasion there's no better person than Michael Goodman from Wealthstream Advisors. And in the interest of full disclosure, not only is Michael a dear friend of mine, he's also my advisor.We discussed a variety of financial planning topics to ponder before you shut down for the holidays, including:Selling assets in your portfolio now versus waiting until next year: Losses offset gains that you have taken previously in the year; if you have more losses than gains, you can deduct up to $3,000 of losses against ordinary income.Take Required Minimum Distributions: Generally, once you turn 70 1/2, you must begin withdrawing a specific amount of money from your retirement assets (there are some exceptions). The penalty for not taking your RMD is steep at 50 percent on the shortfall!Consider a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD): One way to sidestep the taxation on your RMD is to make a Qualified Charitable Distribution, which allows you to gift directly from your IRA to a charity without having to include the distribution in your taxable income.Making last minute 529 plan contributions: Money saved in these programs grows tax-free and withdrawals used to pay for college sidestep taxes, too. So before you completely shut it down for the rest of 2019, you’ll want to listen to this episode to make sure there’s nothing you’re forgetting.Have a money question? Email me here.Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts.Connect with me at these places for all my content:https://www.jillonmoney.com/https://twitter.com/jillonmoneyhttps://www.facebook.com/JillonMoney https://www.instagram.com/jillonmoney/https://www.youtube.com/c/JillSchlesingerhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jillonmoney/ https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jill-on-moneyhttps://apple.co/2pmVi50"Jill on Money" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com.
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Host Jill Schlesinger, CFP®, tackles sometimes uncomfortable and even controversial money and investing issues, without the financial jargon, to get to the heart of what’s important for anyone to know. Jill takes listener phone calls and interviews informative and entertaining guests each week to uncover surprising insights and provide actionable information so you can make the most of your money. Have a question? Email us at askjill at jillonmoney dot com.