Estate Planning

The Secure 2.0 Act: What You Need to Know

By Kelley Muhsemann Marketing Manager The Secure 2.0 Act was signed into law on December 29, 2022, and is designed to improve retirement savings options. The Act gives retirees 72 and under an extra year before having to withdraw money from their retirement accounts, but the updates can also benefit pre-retirees. Here’s what you need...
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How to Create a Charitable Giving Strategy

By Steven M. Rogé, MBA, CFP®, AIF® Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer Did you know that 37.2 million Americans live in poverty according to the Census Bureau? That is roughly 11% of all citizens in this country, even though Americans gave over $471 billion to charities in 2020, up 5% from 2019. There are...
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Rosanne Rogé Featured in Recent CNBC Article

R.W. Rogé & Company, Inc. Managing Director, Rosanne Rogé, CSATM, RFGSM, CFP®, was recently featured in an article titled “Waiting to talk finance with an aging parent in cognitive decline is a mistake, experts say.” The article was featured on CNBC and discusses the importance of addressing parents aging needs early on. To view the...
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The SECURE Act: Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) and Beneficiary Designations

By Rosanne Rogé, CFP®, CSATM, RFGSM and Christine Parisi, CFP® The SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) that went into effect on January 1, 2020, changed the age at which your Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) are required to begin from age 70 ½ to age 72. Individuals owning assets in an IRA account...
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529 Plans: More Than the Gift of Education, an Estate and Tax Planning Oasis

By Steven M. Rogé, MBA, CFP®, AIF® Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer Giving the gift of education is a wonderful endeavor, and a frequent financial planning goal of our clients. For those not familiar, a 529 plan is a state administered, tax-advantaged educational savings account in which you would ideally contribute after-tax money to...
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Creating a Legacy: Investing for Multiple Generations

By Steven M. Rogé, MBA, CFP®, AIF® Leaving a legacy means different things to different people. But to leave a legacy one must have something to give. After almost two decades of rising asset prices (stocks and housing among other assets) an increasing number of individuals and families are in the unique position to not...
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Year-End Financial Checklist

As we approach the end of 2020, now is a great time to revisit your financial planning goals and needs. We have created a checklist that can help you focus on your investment portfolio, assess year-end tax planning opportunities, review your long-term goals, and manage your wealth transfer and legacy plans. Download our Year-End Financial...
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New Year’s Financial Resolutions

By Michelle Herbst Director of First Impressions It is that time of year again when people make New Year’s resolutions. Many people focus on changing their eating habits, starting an exercise routine or adding more physical activity to their lives, right any wrongs, or to live a kinder more caring life. However, how many people...
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How to Make a Tax Free Charitable Contribution From Your IRA

By Rosanne Rogé, CSA, RFG, CFP® Managing Director For those age 70 ½ who are required to make annual Required Minimum Distributions (RMD’s) from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA’s), the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has given individuals, who can afford to be philanthropic, a gift in the form of a tax break. The Tax...
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