Jason co-founded Weaver Consulting Group based on a realization that advice is everywhere. Jason believes clients want a consultant that offers unbiased and personalized advice from someone who cares about them and their family. Formerly of Ameriprise Financial Advisers, Jason devoted 20 years developing a thriving practice.
Weaver Consulting Group is a local, family owned, Registered Investment Advisory practice in Huntington Beach, California. We have been providing our expertise and sharing our experiences for the last 22 years.
The new Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act might make it easier for small business owners to offer retirement plans. For many people, their work is the main place to find retirement savings tools and access retirement plans. The SECURE Act has been one of the largest overhauls of the United States retirement system in many years. The new legislation might make it easier for small business owners financial incentives to offer employees a plan.
Due to life expectancies increasing, some are choosing to continue to work longer. These two changes brought by the SECURE Act could be beneficial to those people. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act has been one of the largest overhauls of the retirement system in the U.S. in decades. Before the SECURE Act, savers were not allowed to make contributions to their Traditional IRA once they turned 70 ½. For those who retired before 70 ½, this rule might not have been as restrictive because they were no longer earning income.
The Secure Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was passed in December 2019. It includes reforms to increase access to plans in the workplace and expand retirement savings. This legislation includes changes that can affect defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans, individual retirement accounts and 529 plans. The Secure Act went in to effect on January 1, 2020. It changed the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) requirements for inherited accounts and increased the age that you are required to start taking your RMD.
Tonight I hosted the 6th official call. We had 8 students on the line so we got right into the economic data. On Wednesday, the FOMC announced it’s monetary policy and they kept the Federal Funds rate steady @ 2.25-2.50%. Their dovish comments sent bond yields diving.
Tonight I hosted the 5th official call on our series of conference calls. We had 7 students on the line tonight. From our previous call, I asked them to research an “internet of thing” stock. We decided to buy Google stock. From that call until today, one of the students texted me several ideas on cyber security stocks that appeared very compelling.
Tonight I hosted the 4th official call. We had 8 students on the line and I jumped right into a market update. In addition to our usual indices update, I covered some important news from the week. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an underwhelming 20,000 new jobs for the February non-farm payroll report.
Tonight we had an important GDP number to review for the 4th quarter of 2018:
The US economy grew @ 2.6%, which beat the consensus estimate of 2.4%. Most importantly and contrary to many, the US economy was still in Quad 1 in the 4th quarter of this year. We had expected the data to confirm our QUAD 4 call. None of the students questioned the headline number. In my opinion, since the GDP number is subject to revisions, I expected the next report to show a number closer to 2.4%.
Weaver Consulting Group is delighted to announce that our managing partner, Jason Weaver, has been recognized in the Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors List for 2019.