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Backdoor Roth IRAs Are Promising — and Perilous

The “backdoor” Roth IRA presents a tantalizing solution for those keen on maximizing savings, offering tax-free growth and withdrawals. Read Laura Saunders’ article from the Wall Street Journal below to learn more. Backdoor Roth IRAs Are Promising — and Perilous by Laura Saunders, May 3, 2024 For determined savers, the backdoor Roth IRA is an… Continue reading


What to Do When Your 401(k) Leaves Something to Be Desired


Over the course of a career, the high fees and a lower-quality menu of investment options found in some plans can shrink your balance significantly. Chris Gentry is meticulous about his craft — he’s a professional woodworker at a small company in Brooklyn, N.Y., that makes custom dining and coffee tables, cabinets and interiors. He… Continue reading


Cash balance plans: Six-figure tax savings for dentists

Editor’s note: Originally published in November 2021 and updated with new financial information in April 2024. For dentists and practice owners, retirement investing tends to come in a few different forms. Often it’s a 401(k) plan, maybe a 401(k) plan with profit sharing, supplemental Roth IRA, or nonqualified taxable investments. While the broad popularity of 401(k)… Continue reading


Upsets Belong in Your March Madness Bracket – Not Your Stock Portfolio


Hope springs eternal, especially in March. Like many firms, ours runs an informal NCAA basketball tournament pool for our employees. It is fun. This time of year, the NCAA Basketball Tournaments thrill fans and create so much interest that it is estimated one in four Americans fills out a bracket to predict who will win… Continue reading


The Psychologist Who Turned the Investing World on Its Head

Last week, the investing world lost a giant – Daniel Kahneman. A psychologist at Princeton University and winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, Kahneman may well have had more influence on investing than anyone else who was not a professional investor. Jason Zweig wrote a lovely tribute to Kahneman in his WSJ column. Check… Continue reading


Redesigning Retirement

Learn strategies for organizations to leverage the experience of older workers and address skill gaps in the workforce. The below article  offering invaluable insights into navigating pressing issues such as talent shortages and shifting demographics. Written by Ken Dychtwald, Robert Morison, and Katy Terveer, this article is a must-read for anyone interested in the future… Continue reading


Artificial Intelligence and the Rise of the Machines (in Your Portfolio)


The era of Artificial Intelligence is here, and boy are people freaking out. AI is the application of mathematics and software code to teach computers how to understand, synthesize, and generate knowledge in ways similar to how people do it. AI is a computer program like any other – it runs, takes input, processes, and… Continue reading


Mastering Financial Independence: A Guide to the FIRE Movement and Early Retirement Strategies


The term FIRE (also seen as FI/RE) stands for Financial Independence / Retire Early. It is a term that was coined in the 1992 book, Your Money or Your Life. Recently, the FIRE movement has experienced a comeback as the internet has enabled financial resources to be more readily available. Here at Rebalance, we prioritize… Continue reading


Save on Taxes and Increase Retirement Savings With Spousal IRA Contributions


As tax season is currently in full swing, many individuals are looking for ways to lower their tax bill or increase their refund before the filing deadline of April 15, 2024. For some married couples, one excellent strategy for reducing taxes and boosting retirement savings is with spousal IRA contributions. What is a spousal IRA… Continue reading