Octavia Blog

Market Volatility Is Normal—Planning Is Key

If, like most investors, you’re feeling a bit rattled by the market’s recent ups and downs, you may want to take a few deep breaths. It looks as though the road ahead could be just as bumpy. We…...more

Is It Time to Transition Your SEP or SIMPLE IRA to a 401(k) Plan?

If you’re starting to feel as though your business has outgrown its current retirement plan, you’re not alone. As time passes and their workforce evolves, small business owners often find that the SEP IRA or SIMPLE IRA they…...more

What to Watch When Investing in 2022

Be prepared to hear the term “cautious optimism” a lot over the next few weeks. It’s a catch-phrase economic forecasters tend to favor at any given time, but especially when a new year is near. Translation: While there’s…...more

Take Advantage of the Historically High Estate Tax Exemption

When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was enacted in 2017, many financial advisors cautioned their high-net-worth clients that the law’s significant tax benefits wouldn’t last forever. “Time is ticking,” we said. “If you’re planning to gift…...more

Are Signs of Inflation a Temporary Worry or Long-Term Threat?

You aren’t imagining it. It feels as if we’re playing an endless game of Whac-A-Mole with pandemic-related supply shortages—knocking down one (toilet paper), then another (meat), only to have several more pop up (lumber, microchips, rental cars, and…...more

How Will the Latest Stimulus Package Impact the Economy and Your Portfolio?

The $1.9 trillion relief package known as the American Rescue Plan is a done deal. President Joe Biden signed his administration’s first major piece of legislation into law on March 11. That’s good news for many individuals, families…...more