In this installment of my series on employee benefits, I will cover employee stock purchase plans (ESPPs), which offer the ability to purchase employer stock through payroll deductions. Only about 30% of eligible participants take advantage of these plans, and on average, those who don’t participate miss out on over $3,000 per year. You might [Learn more…]
At Sensible Financial, we strive to make it easier for you to work with us. We know that scheduling meetings and phone calls has been a major pain point, requiring a lot of telephone and email back and forth. We are pleased to announce that we have upgraded our old-school methods to Calendly, a user-friendly [Learn more…]
Many advisors tout the benefits of a “tax-free income” in retirement for those individuals with a Roth IRA. More important than tax-free income in retirement is the goal of reducing your lifetime tax burden by shifting income from one year to another through a Roth conversion. With the December 31st deadline for 2017 Roth conversions [Learn more…]
In my last newsletter article, I looked at how to save for medical expenses using a health savings account (HSA). In this companion article, I’ll focus on another type of savings account called a flexible spending account. These plans are designed to help employees save for certain qualified expenses using pre-tax dollars. Although you may [Learn more…]
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) were signed into law in 2003 by George W. Bush. HSAs are bank or brokerage accounts that allow you to save for qualified medical expenses. Many people do not fully understand how these accounts function or how they may be beneficial, even though they have been available for nearly [Learn more…]
Weddings are important life events. They can also be incredibly expensive. Here are a few thoughts about wedding financing.