In tax lingo, your principal residence is the place where you legally reside. It’s typically the place where you spend most of your time, but several other factors are also relevant in determining your principal residence. Many of the tax benefits associated with home ownership apply mainly to your principal residence — different rules apply to second homes and investment properties. Here’s what you need to know to make owning a home really pay off at tax time.
Divorce can be a lengthy process that may strain your finances and leave you feeling out of control. But with the right preparation, you can protect your interests, take charge of your future, and save yourself time and money. You probably never expected divorce when you cut the wedding cake – you and your spouse planned on spending the rest of your lives together. Unfortunately, the fairy tale didn’t work out, and you’re headed for a divorce. So where do you begin?
Are you suddenly on your own or forced to assume greater responsibility for your financial future? Unsure about whether you’re on the right track with your savings and investments? Finding yourself with new responsibilities, such as the care of a child or an aging parent? Facing other life events, such as marriage, divorce, the sale of a family business, or a career change? Too busy to become a financial expert but needing to make sure your assets are being managed appropriately? Or maybe you simply feel your assets could be invested or protected better than they are now. These are only some of the many circumstances that prompt people to contact someone who can help them address their financial questions and issues.
As a woman, you have financial needs that are unique to your situation in life. Perhaps you would like to buy your first home. Maybe you need to start saving for your child’s college education. Or you might be concerned about planning for retirement. Whatever your circumstances may be, it’s important to have a clear understanding of your overall financial position.
We’ve prepared an economic update and outlook for the fourth quarter of 2018 that focuses on a few key themes – commentary on the recent stock market sell-off, a discussion of the ongoing trade war narrative and its impact on the economy, and the outlook for Fed policy and interest rates.
Parents know that children hear, see, and pick up on everything that is going on with the adults in their lives. And when you were a child, you were no different. Many of the attitudes we have about money were formed at a very early age as we absorbed how our own parents dealt with their finances. Some of these beliefs, such as a commitment to disciplined saving, are positive. Others, like skepticism about the stock market, can be more harmful than helpful as we try to build wealth in our own lives.
On Sunday October 14, 2018, Mission Wealth sponsored the event “Cirque Mechanics 42FT: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels”. The show was put on at The Granada Theatre by UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures. Multiple Mission Wealth employees attended the vibrant show accompanied by guests whom included clients, prospects, friends and family.
Mission Wealth’s Spotlight on the Team for October is Client Advisor Rory Macdonald. Rory has been with Mission Wealth for nearly 7 years, and brings to the firm over 9 years of experience in finance. In this interview we learn that Rory is a citizen of not only the United States but 2 other countries. He also provides a helpful piece of financial advice on how to set budget goals and make improvements.
This Fall 2018 economic indicators update takes a look at employment trends in region, the latest data on housing and jobs in the Tri-Counties, and a look at the performances of the region’s publicly traded companies.
There’s a pretty good chance that your parents and grandparents retired just because they turned 65. Today’s retirement is a bit more complicated than that. While age is still an important factor, your ability to connect your financial resources to your lifestyle goals is what will truly determine if you’re ready to retire.