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Common Factors Affecting Retirement Income - by John Jastremski

When it comes to planning for your retirement income, it’s easy to overlook some of the common factors that can affect how much you’ll have available to spend. 1,329 more words

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How Is Health Care Reform Affecting the Federal Deficit? By John Jastremski

Some analysts think it is helping reduce the deficit; but others wholeheartedly disagree.

Has the Affordable Care Act actually cut Medicare spending? The numbers from the Congressional Budget Office make a pretty good argument for that, and suggest that the ACA has had a distinct hand in the recent drop in the federal deficit. 894 more words

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Avoiding the Common 1040 Mistakes. By John Jastremski

Don’t let these slip-ups creep into your federal tax return. 

No one wants to delay their federal tax refund. As you certainly don’t, filling out your 1040 form correctly is essential. 1,132 more words

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The Traits of a Good Investor and How Women Can Make the Most of Them. By John Jastremski

Women are increasingly taking responsibility for managing their own money. That includes those who in the past may have left investing to a spouse because they were busy raising a family or had no interest in the subject, but who have since found that divorce, a spouse’s death, or the need to help a parent have forced them to learn some investment basics. 1,633 more words

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Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest? By John Jastremski

Owning a home outright is a dream that many Americans share. Having a mortgage can be a huge burden, and paying it off may be the first item on your financial to-do list. 1,240 more words

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Taking Taxes Into Account When Saving & Investing. By John Jastremski

It isn’t always top of mind, but it should be.

How many of us save and invest with an eye on tax implications? Not that many of us, according to a recent survey from Russell Investments (the global asset manager overseeing the Russell 2000). 1,028 more words

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Cash Flow Management. By John Jastremski

An underappreciated fundamental in financial planning.

You’ve probably heard the saying that “cash is king,” and whether you own a business or not, it is a truth that applies. 1,080 more words

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