Tax Planning

after-tax 401(k)

What is the After-Tax 401(k)?

The 401(k) has become synonymous with retirement. It’s the primary type of account used to save for retirement in today’s corporate world. Most are aware of the tax benefits a traditional 401(k) provides along with often generous “matching contributions” made by employers to encourage saving. However, one potentially overlooked 401(k) option by both employers and …

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roth conversions

How to Maximize Roth Conversions

Roth conversions are a powerful tool to utilize for various reasons when it comes to maximizing retirement savings. A Roth conversion is an essential part of the back-door Roth ira strategy (for high-income earners) who otherwise can’t make a direct contribution to a Roth. It’s also a strategic way to “max out” marginal income tax …

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what to do with my rsu's?

What to do with my RSU’s?

RSU’s or restricted stock units are a form of equity compensation often awarded to employees in the technology industry. They’re used as additional compensation in addition to a base salary in the form of stock ownership in the company. RSU’s can be an extremely valuable form of compensation and offer several planning opportunities. However, if you’re …

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5 Tips to Managing A Market Correction

Odds are if you’re an investor, you’ve experienced market corrections along your journey. Market corrections are classified as a drop in 10% or more from the asset class highs. For example, the S&P 500, the index for large-cap U.S stocks, experiences a correction on average once per year according to Deutsche Bank. Naturally, you’d think investors …

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managing concentrated stock positions

Managing Concentrated Stock Positions

Living in Seattle and primarily working with individuals and families in the tech industry, I’m very in touch with our burgeoning tech scene. Industry titans such as Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, and Google, all have large offices here. If you work in the tech industry you’re also likely familiar with the variety of equity compensation structures …

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