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Monthly Investment Commentary

November Market Update: US Stocks Surge Following Recent Losses

Following a nearly 13% loss in the previous two months, US stocks surged 8.1% higher…
Bob Peelman

Treasury Inflation Protected Securities

Treasury Inflation Protected Securities, aka TIPS, provide investors with a return that is indexed to…
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Carole Foos

Tax Reduction Opportunity for Medical Practices

As most readers are certainly aware, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), passed in…
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David Mandell

Tax Diversification

It is not surprising that the top financial goals of physicians and other high-net-worth investors…
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Adam Braunscheidel

Six Financial Actions to Take in Uncertain Times

During a volatile market environment like we find ourselves in today, or the steep market…
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Bob Peelman

Bear Market Offers Opportunity for Roth IRA Conversions

In May 2022, after several months of volatility across all financial markets, the S&P 500…
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Adam Braunscheidel

Surviving Market Volatility

THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING YOUR RISK TOLERANCE LEVEL There are no activities that are completely…
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Andrew Taylor

Why Are Bonds Losing Money?

WHAT ACTIONS SHOULD I TAKE? The Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index experienced its worst-performing quarter…
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Monthly Investment Commentary

Is a Recession on the Horizon?

The following is an update to an article we authored in October 2019, just a…
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David Mandell

Equity-Indexed Universal Life Insurance and Structured Notes

Faced with high inflation, potential interest rate hikes and a destabilizing international political environment, today’s…
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Carole Foos

The Current State of Tax Reform

TAX UPDATE ON THE PROVISIONS IN THE BUILD BACK BETTER ACT While the passage of…
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David Mandell

Long-Term Care Planning

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE RISKS & ROLE OF INSURANCE Concerns about long-term…
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David Mandell

Tax-Savvy Charitable Planning

HOW TO GIVE AND RECEIVE TAX BENEFITS Both at the end of the year and…
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David Mandell

Savvy Strategies to Reduce Taxes on Your Investment Portfolio

Most of us want to reduce taxes wherever possible, especially today when tax increases may…
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Adam Braunscheidel

Tax-Loss Harvesting

As we approach year end, many investors inquire about ways to reduce their tax obligations…
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Bob Peelman

Reduce Your Tax Liability with a Mega Backdoor Roth IRA

As recently as this week, there are tax proposals in Congress which, if passed, would…
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Carole Foos

The New and Expanded Employee Retention Credit

Nearly all taxpayers are looking for legitimate tools to reduce taxes. The Employee Retention Credit…
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David Mandell

Financial Lessons Learned from the Pandemic

Now that we have reached Summer 2021, when over 150 million Americans have been vaccinated,…
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David Mandell

How to Protect Your Home and Home Equity From Liability

Along with retirement and personal investment accounts, the family home (and its equity) is often…
David Mandell

Inflation and Your Investments

Inflation is a popular topic in the financial media this spring. This short article is…
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Carole Foos

What You Should Know About the Biden Tax Proposals

With the Democrats controlling both houses of Congress, there is a likelihood that President Biden's…
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Bob Peelman

Permanent Life Insurance

Perhaps no wealth planning tool is as strongly debated as permanent life insurance. On the…
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Bob Peelman

Backdoor Roth IRA Strategy

Tax diversification is a planning concept that we stress in our books, and in our…
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David Mandell

Four Ways to Leverage Today’s Ultra-Low Interest Rates

As we navigate through this difficult time in the U.S. economy, a few bright spots…
Carole Foos

2020 Year-End Tax Tips

Along with some COVID-19 related tax changes, the result of the recent Presidential election tends…
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David Mandell

Estate Planning Essentials for All Ages

Estate planning is an important aspect of wealth management that should be addressed early in…
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David Mandell

Saving for the High Cost of College

Amid the uncertainty surrounding the new school year, it is important for parents and students…
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Staying the Course

Tensions have been high since March for all investors. For the first time ever, many…
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Why is the Stock Market Going Up When Economic News Looks Grim?

Many of our clients, like investors across the country, are asking this important question: How…
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Six Financial Actions to Take During the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has created a significant financial setback for almost all physicians, business owners…
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Articles

A Business’s 8 Step Prescription for Surviving the Coronavirus Recession

OJM is pleased to share the following timely article authored by CPA Crystal Faulkner of…
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Current Thoughts on Coronavirus and Market Volatility

The coronavirus outbreak is still progressing, and its full health and economic impacts are clearly not yet apparent. We expect to have…
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David Mandell

Are You Taking Advantage of Two Everyday Tax-Favored Assets?

Like everyone we have ever worked with, you likely want to reduce your taxes as…
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Money Milestones

Money Milestones: Starting a Family

Major life events often trigger important questions about money and can significantly impact long-term financial…
Bob Peelman

Yield Curve Inversions Explained

“Yield curve inversion” has been in the news lately. You may be wondering exactly what…
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David Mandell

2019 Year-End Tax Tips

Although many taxpayers have just completed and filed their 2018 tax returns, it is already…