ARTICLES

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Bob Peelman

Investing Through an Election

Each time a U.S. presidential election approaches, we revisit our views about its impact on…
Carole Foos

2020 Year-End Tax Tips

Along with some COVID-19 related tax changes, the country faces an impending Presidential election which…
Bob Peelman

October 2020 Market Update

Q3 Key Takeaways Despite some choppiness in September, the S&P 500 Index rose 8.9% during…
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Bob Peelman

September 2020 Market Update

After the sharp drawdown in February and March, equities have posted gains for five straight…
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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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Bob Peelman

August 2020 Market Update

Global equities continue to march upward and dig out of the hole created in March.…
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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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Bob Peelman

July Market Update and Key Takeaways From Q2

For most of the second quarter, financial markets seemed to defy grim economic news, the…
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Bob Peelman

June 2020 Stock Market Update

Stock markets continued their climb higher in May, adding to their strong returns in April.…
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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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Bob Peelman

Monthly Market Update for May 2020

We noted in our first quarter commentary that the speed of the market drop in…
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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…
Adam Braunscheidel

Money Milestones: Getting Married

Major life events often trigger important questions about money and can significantly impact long-term financial goals.…
David Mandell

Increase Tax Deductions and Boost Retirement Savings with a Cash Balance Plan

A Cash Balance Plan is a Qualified Retirement Plan (QRP) that can provide physicians and…
David Mandell

The Advisor Advantage

Seven Benefits Your Advisor Should Bring to Your Portfolio “Do I really need help—or can…
Real Estate Tax Planning
David Mandell

Reduce Lawsuit Risks and Minimize Tax Liabilities of Owning Real Estate

Although real estate is a common investment, few real estate owners have implemented the proper…
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David Mandell

Tax Day Tips: Plan Now for April 2020

Do you realize that, after the recent tax reform-- between income, capital gains, Medicare, self-employment…
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David Mandell

Is Your Retirement Plan a Liability Trap?

Why A 401(k) Can Cause Liability for Employers and How to Mitigate This Risk The…
David Mandell

Three Strategies to Implement for a Retirement-Ready Future

An effective retirement plan cannot simply be established at the start of one’s career and…
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Articles

Opportunity Zones Offer New Tax Savings and Investment Options

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 contained a unique benefit for taxpayers (particularly…
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David Mandell

Four Common Pitfalls in a Qualified Retirement Plan

OJM Group has reviewed many qualified retirement plans (QRPs) for businesses and professional practices, including…
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Bob Peelman

Range of Stock Outcomes Narrows with Longer Time Horizon

Global equity markets climbed the last two trading days of October to finish out an…
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Carole Foos

2018 Year-End Tax Planning Tips

As fall weather descends upon us, it’s a good time to start thinking about the…
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Jason O'Dell

How to Choose an Investment Advisor? Three Mistakes to Avoid

Over the last few years, many investors have re-examined not only their investment assumptions, but…
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Jason O'Dell

Fiduciary vs. Suitability Standards

One of the most important financial decisions you will make in your lifetime is who…
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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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Andrew Taylor

Floating Rate Funds

During the last several years, investors and advisors have faced challenges in their attempts to…
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Jason O'Dell

Strategies to Reduce Volatility and Improve Tax Efficiency

Many investors believe that the primary goal of diversification is to hedge against risk and…
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David Mandell

Asset Protection: A Matter of Degree

As an attorney and consultant for more than two decades, I have advised many on…