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About Bob Williams

Bob is the Director of Media at Alhambra Investments, an SEC-registered Investment Advisory firm doing business since 2006. Alhambra Investments specializes in all-weather, highly diversified, multiple asset class portfolios. Give us a call today at 1-888-777-0970 or via email at info@alhambrapartners.com and we’d be happy to arrange for one of our investment professionals to discuss your situation with you – completely complimentary. Let’s start the conversation today.

7 Estate Planning Potholes

By |2020-05-18T09:11:31-04:00May 18th, 2020|Estate Planning, Financial Planning|

Estate planning. It’s such a noble phrase. It conjures up images of passing on to your loved ones a lifetime of hard work and success—leaving a legacy. But the road to distributing your estate is filled with potholes that may hijack your good intentions.   Pothole # 1. Probate Court. If you have a will, your estate will go through [...]

The Economic Relief Bill Makes It Easier to Donate to Charity

By |2020-04-01T10:41:30-04:00April 1st, 2020|Estate Planning, Financial Planning|

When the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was passed it changed the rules about deductions for charitable giving. Under current law the only way to deduct charitable gifts is to itemize on your tax return. Because of that, giving to charities has fallen substantially. In 2018 almost 32 million Americans made charitable donations. In 2019 that number dropped [...]

New Retirement Account Rules – COVID-19

By |2020-03-30T10:08:24-04:00March 30th, 2020|Financial Planning, Retirement|

The Coronavirus is changing the landscape, as we know it, in almost every part of life. Unquestionably, it’s also shaking up the financial universe and changing rules that have been etched in stone for decades, and retirement accounts are no exception. With the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARE) now law, Americans 72 years old and older get [...]

2019 IRA Contributions Delay

By |2020-03-23T11:18:05-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Financial Planning, Retirement|

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin extended the 2019 tax filing date to July 15.  As a result, it also extends the deadline for making a 2019 contribution to your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or Roth IRA. You now have until July 15 to make last year’s contributions. According to the Internal Revenue Code, [...]

When To Buy MediGap Insurance

By |2020-02-26T14:31:40-05:00February 26th, 2020|Financial Planning, Retirement|

I was having a conversation about retirement health insurance with an acquaintance of mine who just retired. He’s a former corporate executive—an analytical person—who’s always done his homework to avoid as many surprises as possible in the business world. He’s done the same thing with healthcare and decided that a Medigap policy is best to handle that part of his [...]

The Magic Is Gone

By |2020-02-18T09:22:10-05:00February 18th, 2020|Financial Planning, Retirement|

I’m a Baby Boomer—in the middle of the Boomer pack. Talk to almost anyone of my generation and they’ll tell you stories of what retirement looked like for workers when we were growing up. Back then it was common for someone to work for only one company, starting at age 18 and retiring at 65. You took your pension and [...]

The Growing Financial Risk of Retired Americans

By |2020-01-30T12:58:58-05:00January 30th, 2020|Financial Planning, Retirement|

Retirement is supposed to be the time of carefree living; the reward for a lifetime of hard work, saving, and sacrifice. But it seems that may be more utopian pipe dream than reality. The wealth gap in the United States is getting wider, which in turn increases the financial risk of many retired Americans, limiting their options and forcing them [...]

10 Major Trends in IRS Audits

By |2020-01-22T12:20:26-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Financial Planning, Taxes/Fiscal Policy|

What feeling do you have when you hear IRS? Is there a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach or do you just roll your eyes knowing that April 15th will be here all too quickly? Throw in the word audit and emotions and blood pressure can reach levels you never dreamed of. CPA Jim Buttonow has 30 years [...]