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Your Retirement Income Framework

You worked hard. You saved and invested. Now you’re at the doorstep of retirement – at least you think you may have enough – and you wonder, “How the heck do I replace this paycheck I’ve been getting every two … Continue reading

New Medicare Cards Coming

If you receive Medicare, you will be getting a new Medicare card. Why? Medicare is removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards to help mitigate fraud and identity theft. Beginning in April 2018 and continuing for the next twelve months, … Continue reading

Social Security Service Slips & Lack of Advice

Social Security is complicated. Trying to apply for benefits or getting answers about your claiming options is frustrating at best. Plus, filing for benefits is something you generally do one time and the costs of mistakes can be huge. Getting … Continue reading

2018 Q1 Market Commentary

For the first time in nine calendar quarters, the U.S. investment markets delivered a negative overall return with the S&P 500 down at -0.8%.  It was only a slight decline, but the decline reminds us that markets can and do … Continue reading

Changes to Medicare from 2018 Budget Deal that Affect You

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 included several changes to how Medicare is administered and paid for. These changes will affect most Medicare beneficiaries and especially high-income beneficiaries. Donut Hole Medicare’s prescription drug plans, called Part D plans, cover 42 … Continue reading

2017 Tax Preparation & Form 1099 Mailing

  Letters to True Wealth Design clients regarding their 2017 tax return preparation have been mailed. If you have not yet scheduled your tax appointment and would like to do so, please call us at (330) 777-0688.   1099 Mailings … Continue reading

2017 Market Review

As we look back on 2017, it’s helpful to reiterate the lens through which True Wealth Design sees the investing world. “Successful investing starts with your goals brought together in a well-integrated financial life plan. Your allocation is then designed … Continue reading

How Tax Reform Affects You

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) has passed and immediate action before year end 2017 is likely required to save on your taxes. TCJA had most profound impact on business taxes, given the permanence of corporate tax … Continue reading

Should You Buy Bitcoin?

Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin emerged only in the past decade. Unlike traditional money, no paper notes or metal coins are involved. No central bank issues the currency, and no regulator or nation state stands behind it. Instead, cryptocurrencies are a … Continue reading