Stress testing is more important than ever as we enter another season of uncertainty.By stress testing your current portfolio you can see how it would likely have fared under different market shocks or stress scenarios and you can determine whether asset allocation shifts or goal adjustments need to be made.Stress testing balance sheets is equally important and can reveal liquidity gaps and cash flow continuity risks should a significant unexpected event take place.
A health savings account (HSA) is a tax-advantaged way of saving for health care expenses now and in the future. The contributions you make to an HSA are income-tax-free, the growth and earnings are tax deferred (or tax-free), and the distributions are tax-free, provided they are used for a qualified health expense. A health savings account is also a portable account, meaning you own and control it, and there are no “use-it-or-lose-it” provisions.
September 1, 2020—Where and how you save your money can play a large role in your after-tax return as well as the after-tax paycheck you may need in retirement. A good question to ask yourself is: How can I help improve the tax efficiency of my investments? Director of Investment Planning and Portfolio Implementation Michael McIntyre discusses the importance of asset location in addition to asset allocation.