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Market Beat: What’s with this new Secure Act?

January 20, 2020

The Secure Act is a new bipartisan law that has taken effect this year. Secure stands for “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement.” As is typical with new tax laws there are some advantages...


Market Beat: 2019 a good year on the market

January 13, 2020

Last year was good year for investors. The S&P 500 had a gain of 28.88% for the year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 22.34%. The NASDAQ did even better with a gain of...



Marketbeat: Retirement plan withdrawals

January 6, 2020

There are several rules that apply to withdrawals from your retirement account. Hopefully, if you are taking some distributions it is because you have retired and are using the funds to enjoy your well deserved...



The Good Wolf Brewing Company opens in Truckee

December 27, 2019

The first beers flowed from the taps at The Good Wolf Brewing Company last month, but owners Matt and Heidi Petyo had already long since found a place in the Truckee community. The husband and...


Market Beat: The Santa Claus Rally

December 27, 2019

The stock market rally is continuing. The term for the tendency of the market to perform well in the last few weeks of the year is known as a, “Santa Claus Rally.” Year to date...


Ken Roberts: Opportunity Zone tax rules

December 23, 2019

Opportunity Zones were created as a part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs act on Dec. 22, 2017. There are zones in all 50 states that were selected by the state governors and submitted to...






Market Beat: Covered calls for income

December 2, 2019

Income oriented investors can have a difficult time finding good yields in this low interest rate environment. Interest rates could rise again in the future, but for the time being it looks like we’re in...


New restaurant: Bourbon Pub opens at Northstar California

November 29, 2019

A new dining option has opened at Northstar California Resort, bringing pub inspired food, craft cocktails, entertainment, and a wide selection of beer and wine to the resort. Michael Mina’s Bourbon Pub opened on Saturday...


Market Beat: Target date funds

November 25, 2019

There have been many changes in the investment industry over the years and the trend has favored individual investors tremendously. Today, we have low cost mutual funds and commission free trading, plus a wide variety...





Market Beat: Tax-planning strategies at year’s end

November 15, 2019

As the year end is approaching it might be a good time to review your portfolio to see if you’re taking advantage of the tax deductions that are available. The maximum contribution to retirement accounts...