Monthly Archives: September 2023

Common Financial Phobias

Market Memo

September 2023 – By Bob Veres

According to a recent survey, more than half of all Americans fear for their financial futures.  Another study says that 77% of Americans feel anxious about their current financial situation.  Even if both of the surveys overstate the numbers, the fact is that many of us have phobias about our finances, often rooted in past traumatic events or our upbringing, or from cultural and societal pressures that can trigger the fear of financial failure.  Our emotional backgrounds influence our behavior, often negatively, often in hidden ways.

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The Can That Keeps Getting Kicked

Planning Article

September 2023 – Contributed by Vantage Financial

In what seems like a never-ending game of kick the can, the IRS has pushed back deadlines to begin newer provisions contained in the SECURE Act 2.0. Along with this pushback of rules, the IRS has provided an update on the 10-year rule and who needs to take inherited IRA RMDs, along with providing some relief for missed RMDs.

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