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20 Second Advisor: Why It’s Easy to Retire in GA.

Retiring takes a lot of hard work, saving, and discipline. However, if you chose to retire in Georgia, there are some great tax benefits that make the transition to retirement a little cheaper and easier. Here are the main benefits of retiring in GA: GA Retirement Income Exclusion: This allows GA taxpayers (age 65 and…

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20 Second Advisor: SECURE Act Means More Roth Conversions

The SECURE Act was recently enacted by Congress. There are several new rules pertaining to retirement such as new Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) ages, inherited IRA provisions, and accessing your IRA money for certain expenses. One of the planning opportunities that arises with the new law is potentially doing more Roth IRA conversions for retirees.…

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20 Second Advisor: Trading Stocks Just Got A Lot Cheaper.

This week Charles Schwab announced that they will no longer charge for online trading of stocks, ETFs, and options. Prior to the announcement, Schwab was charging $4.95 per trade. Just this morning, TD Ameritrade also announced that they will cease charging customers trading commissions for online trades of stocks, ETFs, and options (see the official…

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20 Second Advisor: Time to Refi?

Mortgage rates have dropped in the last month to the lowest rates since 2016 (see chart below). At the same time, many homeowners have seen their home value increase over the last few years. Now could be an advantageous time to refinance your mortgage to pay down debt, renovate your house, get rid of PMI,…

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