Category Archives: Taxes

Money Marathon Risk #3: You Could Go Off Course With Your Tax Minimization Strategy

We’re in a fun money marathon series using some running stories and analogies to teach and explore how investors could get more potential mileage from their hard-earned money. We’re walking through seven risks of running your wealth marathon without any support. If you would like to watch the video version of this post, please click […]

The Child Tax Credit: What It Is and How Married or Divorced Couples Can Maximize It

At One Life Financial Group, we are in a heavy tax season, having many conversations with clients and their accountants about strategies to minimize their tax bills for 2023 and 2024. We’re encouraging clients to talk to their accountants about maximizing potential tax credits. So, in today’s post, we are exploring three things. First, what […]

5 Tax Changes Could Help Boost Your Wealth In 2023

2022 was a year of inflation, stock market volatility, and rising interest rates. Rising costs have prompted IRS updates, which could affect investors’ retirement savings and taxes. Recent legislation may present further options for you in the new year. Here are five key tax changes you should know about for 2023. #1: Higher contribution limits […]

Does a Roth IRA Conversion Make Sense for You? Six Questions to Ask that Will Help You Make that Decision.

Roth conversions are strategies investors can use to help minimize their future tax bill and give them more potential control over their tax bracket. Click here to learn more about Roth conversions. Lower-income years tied to a job loss, income reduction, significant income tax deductions, high levels of depreciation, business losses, or charitable giving could […]

5 Last-Minute Strategies You Need to Know That Could Reduce Your 2022 Tax Bill

Will you need to do any last-minute shopping this holiday season? I do! If you need last-minute tax strategies, we have those for you. Below are five last-minute strategies that could reduce your 2022 tax bill; these are ideas that could reduce your tax bill or increase your tax return. DISCLAIMER – Before you read […]

Four Different Ways to Do a Roth Conversion (Plus How to Contribute to a Roth IRA if You Are a High-Income Earner)

A Roth IRA conversion typically involves transferring retirement funds from a traditional-type IRA, a 401(k) or 403(b), into a Roth account. This strategy can make sense and potentially save you money in taxes if you believe you will be in a higher tax bracket in the future. As the account holder, you pay taxes on […]

Could Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) Push You Into the Next Tax Bracket (And Is There Anything You Can Do About It)?

Differences in Required Minimum Distributions In my last post, I introduced you to the required minimum distribution (RMD) requirements Uncle Sam places on your tax-deferred retirement accounts (i.e. 401(k), 403(b), Traditional IRA, etc.). Basically, at age 72 1/2, Uncle Sam says, “pay me.” He wants to get paid and starts forcing you to take money […]