By Paul Ohanian, CFP® The new Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019, also known as the SECURE Act, has many twists and turns… Among the major changes caused by the SECURE Act is the elimination of the Stretch IRA for non-spouse beneficiaries (which allowed non-spouse beneficiaries to take required minimum distributions over their lifetimes) and the establishment of a 10-year rule whereby non-spouse beneficiaries (with some exceptions) must withdraw their … [Read more...] about Taxing Troubles and SECURE Act Strategies
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting with Shannon Clancy, Associate Executive Director of St. Vincent De Paul - Phoenix, to present a donation following our recent Red, White & Brew! event in Scottsdale. In return, I got to learn more about this impactful non-profit organization-what they do and how we can better support them and their cause-feeding, clothing, housing and healing individuals and families in our community who have nowhere else to turn for help. IN THE NEWS: Scottsdale … [Read more...] about Red, White & BREW! 2021: What Happened Next
At-Ease Fine Men's Clothes at the Shops at Gainey was the setting for a summer kick-off VIP men's event and charity donation to St. Vincent De Paul, hosted by Scottsdale Wealth Planning. Paul Ohanian, CFP®, founder of Scottsdale Wealth Planning, has over 30 years in financial wealth management. Paul introduced a new member of his Investment Committee, Thomas Doellman, PhD, associate professor of finance at St. Louis University. Doellman will support SWP's client information and … [Read more...] about Red, White & BREW! 2021
Dimensional Founder David Booth was featured in a Money Magazine Q&A addressing topics on investors' minds now, including Value stocks and Bitcoin. Read the full article HERE. LEARN MORE Tales from the Crypto: How to Think About Bitcoin Think Investing Is a Game? Stop. Gauging Market Expectations? DISCLOSURES Dimensional Fund Advisors LP is an investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This information is provided for … [Read more...] about Money Magazine: David Booth on Value Stocks’ Comeback and Why Bitcoin Isn’t a Bubble
Paul Ohanian, CFP®, founder and CEO of Scottsdale Wealth Planning, announces the creation of a research and education division for the company and has added Thomas Doellman, PhD, as an external consultant for the new investment committee. "Thomas is associate professor of Finance at St. Louis University, and holds a PhD in finance from the University of Florida. His years of market research in retirement investing - the psychology, market analytics, behaviors of investing and awarded … [Read more...] about In the News: Scottsdale Wealth Planning adds Doellman as investment committee member
By Paul Ohanian, CFP® & Thomas Doellman, PhD Academics and industry professionals have known for some time that when people invest in the stock of publicly-traded companies, they tend to invest in companies from their home country. Known as the "home country bias," this behavioral bias is one of many that plague individuals' retirement investment portfolios. The reason? Diversification…or lack thereof! Importance of International Diversification Diversification aims to … [Read more...] about Just How Diversified is your Portfolio?