April is the Cruelest Month. Or is it?
April is the cruelest month, according to T.S. Eliot. But not if you live in the high country and like shoveling snow — or filing your taxes. Fifty inches of April snow saved us from a repeat of last year’s extraordinary early fire season. But nothing can spare us from the need to learn about the recent changes in the tax code. In this issue, I highlight the provisions of ATRA and outline a few planning ideas for both lower and higher bracket taxpayers.
In addition, there’s a commentary on the recent PBS Frontline show about the state of retirement readiness and the role of the popular 401(k) plan.
Also included are both a summary and more detailed review of the first quarter’s continued strong market performance.
Wishing you all a pleasant spring,
Steven R. Smith
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