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[…]

create your own investment portfolio

How to Create Your Own Investment Portfolio

Creating your own investment portfolio or strategy boils down to a few key principles. The key topics we’ll cover in this article include tax-efficiency, time horizon, assessing risk tolerance, and diversification. Once you have a solid understanding of how these topics apply to your situation, creating a customized portfolio in pursuit of your goals can[…]

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[…]

end of year financial checklist

2018 End of Year Financial Checklist

This article will discuss 2018 year-end financial planning techniques that can be utilized before ringing in the new year. Taking the time to cross them off your to-do list will ensure you start 2019 off on the right foot! I hope you find my end of year financial checklist helpful! 1. Tax-Loss Harvest Tax-loss harvesting[…]

tax efficient investing

Importance of Tax Efficient Investing

This article will discuss the importance of tax-efficient investing in order to maximize portfolio returns. From the different types of tax status at the account level, to tax-efficient investments, we’ll uncover simple strategies to ensure you’re keeping most of your investments returns.  Importance of Tax-Efficient Investing Taxable, Tax-Deferred or Tax Exempt? There are 3 differing[…]