The NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup February 21, 2020

Once again, China released a large number of new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, with nearly 800 more cases overnight. This then resulted in a major drop in stocks, with fear over the global economic slowdown bound to happen. It kinds of seems like this is a recurring theme.

Earlier this week the market was up, as the number of confirmed cases had its lowest growth since January. This lifted investor sentiment and we saw S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs. There was also talk of China taking action to lessen the effect of the coronavirus on their airline industry.

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Your Investments and the Coronavirus; What Should You Be Doing

Recent outbreaks of the coronavirus (a.k.a., COVID-19) outside of China have raised concerns about its containment. These increased concerns have sent stocks quickly lower over the last few trading days as you've probably seen if you've been on the internet (it's pretty impossible to miss at this point).

While we don’t know how many people the virus will infect, the length of this viral cycle and what influence it will ultimately have on the economy, we do know that you probably have some questions about how it could affect your investments.

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The NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup February 14, 2020

Stocks were up this week, but little changed today as investors are still digesting the disappointing consumer data and strong earnings. 

Retail sales were unchanged last month according to the Commerce Department. They added though that clothing stores sales had their largest one month decline since 2009. 

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The NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup February 7, 2020

Our Kansas City Financial Planner Weekly Roundup

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After a rally in the market this week, stocks are down today even after better-than-expected jobs data was released. The release of this data seems to be well-timed with the coronavirus fears having investors questioning growth. 

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The NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup January 31, 2020

Welcome to the weekly roundup where I share with you interesting articles from across the web. I hope you enjoy and absolutely feel free to share and pass along.

Our Kansas City Financial Planner Weekly Roundup

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The NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup January 24, 2020

Welcome to the weekly roundup where I share with you interesting articles from across the web. I hope you enjoy and absolutely feel free to share and pass along.

Our Kansas City Financial Planner Weekly Roundup

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of the NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup. Hope you’re having a great week! 

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Podcast Interview: Crushing Debt Podcast

Hello blog-reading folks! I wanted to let you know that I was just recently interviewed on the Crushing Debt podcast if you want to check it out. You can subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast player or just click the play button below. 

It was a ton of fun and I had a blast. Shawn is actually an attorney who has his own practice in the Tampa area (wish I were there right now with the weather we’ve been getting in Kansas City).

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The Tax Benefits of Net Unrealized Appreciation

When you get a new job or start working for a company, your pay and benefits can take different forms. Your salary is often your primary form of taxable income, but companies can compensate you in other ways with benefits packages, perks, retirement plans, 401(k)s, and even shares of the company. 

One of the ways that companies and organizations can compensate their team is by giving them equity in the company, via employee stock ownership plan (ESOPs) or profit-sharing. If you do in fact have stock within your company 401(k) you could potentially be eligible for tax rules that can help you save money on your taxes.

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The NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup January 17, 2020

Welcome to the weekly roundup where I share with you interesting articles from across the web. I hope you enjoy and absolutely feel free to share and pass along.

Our Kansas City Financial Planner Weekly Roundup

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of the NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup. Hope you’re having a great week! 

Once again, we saw stocks hit record highs this week due to a solid start to earnings season and strong global economic data that was released. All three main markets here in the US (Dow, NASDAQ and the S&P 500) were all up 1.5-% going into today.
 
Some of these can be attributed to the aftermath of the U.S. and China trade deal signing. This trade deal signing is expected to create a sharp increase in the sales of U.S. goods and services to China. Let's hope this is the beginning of the end of the two-year trade war.
 
However, this does still leave U.S. tariffs on billions of Chinese goods, which is about three-quarters of Chinese imports to the U.S. So, possible tariff reductions will be one thing discussed at later negotiations between the two countries. 

So enough of my commentary, let’s jump in and check out some of the best articles I ran across from the past week. Enjoy the weekend and find some time to relax.

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Can You Have Multiple 401(k) Accounts?

If you’re stashing away cash for your golden years, you’re ahead of the game. A 2018 study by Northwestern Mutual found that one in three Americans have less than $5,000 in retirement savings. And what’s even worse, one in five Americans have no retirement savings at all.

Since 401(k) accounts are the most popular way to save for retirement, you may find yourself with more than one in the course of your career. If you move jobs several times, chances are you have multiple 401(k) accounts in your name.

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Your Ultimate Health Savings Account Guide

Are you familiar with a Health Savings Account (HSA)? If you’re like most people, you’ve heard the term but you’re probably not sure what it is or if it makes sense for you.

If that’s the case, then it’s your lucky day because we’re going to dig into exactly what a Health Savings Account is and, most importantly, why I absolutely love them. So with that, let’s check out a few statistics that just might surprise you.

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Saving for Retirement - Your Step-By-Step Guide to Getting You There

When entering the job market out of college, the concept of retirement seems like a lifetime away. Most people can’t even fathom thinking about retirement let alone save for it. And others know the day is coming, but they are relaxed in the notion that it’s too early to even begin thinking about saving for retirement.

Such thinking is certainly misguided. Regardless of the confusing retirement savings types, retirement is a natural part of life. It can be a wonderful experience for many families, especially those who planned early. It’s a new chapter in life, where people get to enjoy the fruits of their labor for the next few decades.

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The Best Money Saving Tips for College

Do you have a child that might go to college someday? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we provide you with our best college savings tips regardless if your child is 10 years away or 1 year away. We have tips for all of them.

Let’s face it, saving and paying for college can be overwhelming. Knowing how much to save for college, what types of accounts to utilize (529 Plans, UTMA/UGMA accounts, IRA’s, etc) and how to invest the money, can lead you into paralysis by analysis.

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The NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup December 20, 2019

Welcome to the weekly roundup where I share with you interesting articles from across the web. I hope you enjoy and absolutely feel free to share and pass along.

Our Kansas City Financial Planner Weekly Roundup

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The NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup December 13, 2019

Welcome to the weekly roundup where I share with you interesting articles from across the web. I hope you enjoy and absolutely feel free to share and pass along.

Our Kansas City Financial Planner Weekly Roundup

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The NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup December 6, 2019

Welcome to the weekly roundup where I share with you interesting articles from across the web. I hope you enjoy and absolutely feel free to share and pass along.

Our Kansas City Financial Planner Weekly Roundup

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The NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup November 22, 2019

Welcome to the weekly roundup where I share with you interesting articles from across the web. I hope you enjoy and absolutely feel free to share and pass along.

Our Kansas City Financial Planner Weekly Roundup

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The NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup November 15, 2019

Welcome to the weekly roundup where I share with you interesting articles from across the web. I hope you enjoy and absolutely feel free to share and pass along.

Our Kansas City Financial Planner Weekly Roundup

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of the NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup. Hope you’re having a great week! 

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The NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup November 8, 2019

Welcome to the weekly roundup where I share with you interesting articles from across the web. I hope you enjoy and absolutely feel free to share and pass along.

Our Kansas City Financial Planner Weekly Roundup

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The NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup November 1, 2019

Welcome to the weekly roundup where I share with you interesting articles from across the web. I hope you enjoy and absolutely feel free to share and pass along. 

Our Kansas City Financial Planner Weekly Roundup

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