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Avoiding the 10% Penalty On Early IRA Withdrawals

For one reason or another, you may need to take some money out of an IRA before reaching retirement.* You can withdraw money from an IRA at any time and for nay reason, but it’s important to keep in mind that most IRA withdrawals are at least partially taxable. In other words, you’ll owe regular income

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Culture 
New Hire!

Meet Stephanie Abbot! Stephanie joined our team a couple of weeks ago and we are thrilled to have her. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Nebraska Wesleyan. Some of her hobbies include golfing, traveling, concerts, and sporting events. Welcome to H/D!

Culture 
Bump, Set, Spike!

The Hancock & Dana sand volleyball team has been hitting the courts every Thursday night. As the temperature rises, so do our skills! Go Team!  

Tax 
How Virtual Currency Transactions Affect Your Tax Situation

Virtual currencies, also known as cryptocurrencies, have gone mainstream. For example, you can use Bitcoin to buy a Tesla, or you can use a Bitcoin wallet on your smartphone to make everyday purchases. But beware: Using virtual currency has federal income tax implications that may surprise you. With increasing market acceptance and the skyrocketing price

Retirement Planning 
Defaulting on Retirement Plan Loans Causes Taxable Distributions

Want to borrow money from your retirement plan? Not so fast. Retirement plan loans can be a viable way to get money in a crunch, but you need to follow the rules about repaying them. If you don’t, it could lead to unfavorable tax consequences, as two taxpayers recently learned the hard way in U.S.

Tax Planning 
Qualifying for Tax Breaks for a Dependent Parent

For many families, the tables may turn, and adult children provide financial support for their parents. For example, you might have moved your in-laws from a long-term care facility into your home during the pandemic for safety and convenience. Or your widowed father might still live in his own home, but his pension might not

Tax 
4 Tax-Saving Credits for Families

Families may be able to cash in on various tax credits to offset their tax liability on a dollar-for-dollar basis. Plus, recent legislation has enhanced some of the credits for 2021. Here’s an overview of four key tax credits for families that are currently on the books. 1. Child Credit Through 2025, eligible parents could

News 
A Closer Look at the Market Approach

There are three approaches to valuing a business: the cost, market, and income approaches. In this article, we focus on the market approach, which the International Glossary of Business Valuation Terms defines as: A general way of determining a value indication of a business, business ownership interest, security, or intangible asset by using one or more methods that

IRA 
Avoiding the 10% Penalty On Early IRA Withdrawals

For one reason or another, you may need to take some money out of an IRA before reaching retirement.* You can withdraw money from an IRA at any time and for nay reason, but it’s important to keep in mind that most IRA withdrawals are at least partially taxable. In other words, you’ll owe regular income

Retirement Planning 
Maximize Social Security Benefits When You Retire

Get the most from Social Security. Younger retirees face a harsh penalty for working part-time. For every $2 earned over $18,960 in 2021 (up from $18,240 in 2020), you lost $1 in Social Security benefits. In the year you reach full retirement age, a higher earnings threshold applies. Your benefits will be reduced by $1 for