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Florida Wealth Counseling - DeLand, FL

145 East Rich Ave, Suite A, DeLand, FL 32724

 
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ABOUT FLORIDA WEALTH COUNSELING

Welcome to Florida Wealth Counseling. Florida Wealth Counseling, LLP Certified Public Accountants provides tax, accounting and consulting services led by partners Mary Jeanne Ludwig, CPA and Richard “Rick” Haughwout, CPA. Florida Wealth Counseling, LLC, is the marketing name for investment services* provided by Richard Haughwout, a Registered Representative*

Our Firm serves a diverse clientele which include the real estate and construction industries, estates and trusts, farming and other small businesses and individuals. We have experience preparing returns for U.S. citizens living abroad and U.S. Citizens owning foreign companies and foreign investments as well as foreign individuals with ownership in a U.S. Companies.

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Social Security: Maximizing Benefits

Social Security: Maximizing Benefits

There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?

Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?

International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.

 

Social Security: Maximizing Benefits

There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

Volunteering in Retirement

For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.

Tax Reform: Before and After

What did the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act change? Here's a quick snapshot.

Inflation - Back to the Future

Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.

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Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

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Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

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The Business Cycle

How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

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