The Different Types of Risk

Last week’s commentary about how tolerance for risk changes with age prompted a few readers to respond. Most of the emails I received focused on defining what risk is. In the world of finance, risk has more than one definition. Risk questionnaires often try to assess a person’s willingness to incur a drop in a…

 

Retirement Planning Strategies Following the 2017 Tax Act

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Common Questions About Medicaid and Medicaid Planning State and federal governments continue to tinker with Medicaid eligibility and spend-down rules. Estate planning and gifting strategies can be used to preserve assets, while still allowing a person to maintain eligibility for Medicaid. Retirement Planning Strategies…

 

The December 2017 AAII Journal is Now Available Online.

Feature Article » The Individual Investor’s Guide to Personal Tax Planning 2017 Our annual tax and financial planning guide is designed to help you assess your current tax situation and plan for any changes that may improve your tax liability both this year and next. Behavioral Finance » How Human Behavior Differs From Traditional Economic…

 

The Senate’s Proposed Change to Recognizing Capital Gains

As I write this, the full Senate is considering the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). One provision in the Senate’s version of the TCJA impacts the treatment of capital gains. Specifically, the provision would eliminate your ability to specify which lot you sold if you purchased shares of the same security on more than…