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STA is committed to providing our clients with the best retirement solutions for their financial and lifestyles goals. We assist clients by taking the complexity out of their retirement planning and assuring their individual retirement plans will work for them AND their loved ones.
Our company’s experienced specialists provide clients with a full spectrum of experience. Our team includes financial planners, licensed fiduciaries, tax specialists, CPAs, insurance experts, asset management professionals, Social Security experts, and estate and trust attorneys. We are here to ensure our clients fully comprehend their retirement opportunities, so they have enough inflation-adjusted guaranteed retirement income…no matter how long they live, along with well-crafted estate plan strategies to ensure their wishes are properly executed.
Market Review and Outlook
Although most people know it’s never too early to start planning for retirement, many Americans aren’t truly prepared, and there are many supporting statistics from the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council’s (IALC) data: One in four baby boomers (think: your dad) have...read more
When the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note recently peaked a few basis points above 3% in May, for many market observers, a psychological barrier had been breached. That closely watched benchmark bond hadn’t exceeded 3% since July of 2011. “That’s a pretty...read more
Here are four challenges to jump on right now to make sure your retirement is a happy one. I know you’re ready. You’re so close to retirement, you can taste the cool beverages on the beach and feel the sand between your toes. Unfortunately, at the rate you’re going,...read more
Question: Roll over all but $4000 of nondeductible IRA in my Traditional IRA into my SEP IRA, then rollover the $4K basis into my Roth IRA? Can I do that? Can I do both rollovers in quick succession in the same day so that the Traditional left with the $4K does not...read more
Many individuals who open IRAs choose to invest in traditional asset classes, such as stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. But for a growing number of people, these options are not enough. Instead, they look to invest in other non-traditional assets. The tax code actually...read more
When you own multiple IRAs and take an IRA distribution, the IRS treats all your non-Roth IRAs as one. This helps you when you reach age 70 ½ and must begin taking annual required minimum distributions (RMDs). Instead of taking a separate RMD from each IRA, you can...read more
The US stock markets had a roller-coaster ride during the month of May, as the month began with a rally after strong first quarter earnings were reports, trade war concerns subsided, emerging markets calmed, and political instability in Europe was shrugged off. Trade...read more
All of the major US stock indices had positive returns for the month of April, as strong earnings reports allowed the markets to regain some of the earlier losses due to proposed tariffs and interest rate increase concerns. During the month, concerns about a hawkish...read more
During the first quarter, investors wavered from euphoria to despair, as record market gains in January were followed by the first “corrections” (drops of 10% from record highs) in February in more than 2 years. The Dow and S&P 500 closed out the month of March and...read more