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Tulip Mania in the 17th century was known as the first financial bubble in history. 


This month's Sterling Video explains what forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst.

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last.

Up to certain limits, traditional IRAs allow individuals to make tax-deductible contributions into their account(s). Distributions from traditional IRAs are taxed as ordinary income, and if taken before age 59½, may be subject to a 10% federal income tax penalty. Generally, once you reach age 72, you must begin taking required minimum distributions.


For individuals covered by a retirement plan at work, the deduction for a traditional IRA in 2022 is phased out for incomes between $109,000 and $129,000 for married couples filing jointly, and between $68,000 and $78,000 for single filers.


Also, within certain limits, individuals can make contributions to a Roth IRA with after-tax dollars. To qualify for a tax-free and penalty-free withdrawal of earnings, Roth IRA distributions must meet a five-year holding requirement and occur after age 59½.


Like a traditional IRA, contributions to a Roth IRA are limited based on income. For 2022, contributions to a Roth IRA are phased out between $204,000 and $214,000 for married couples filing jointly and between $129,000 and $144,000 for single filers.


In addition to contribution and distribution rules, there are limits on how much can be contributed each year to either IRA. In fact, these limits apply to any combination of IRAs; that is, workers cannot put more than $6,000 per year into their Roth and traditional IRAs combined. So, if a worker contributed $3,500 in a given year into a traditional IRA, contributions to a Roth IRA would be limited to $2,500 in that same year.


Individuals who reach age 50 or older by the end of the tax year can qualify for “catch-up” contributions. The combined limit for these is $7,000.

Features of Traditional and Roth IRAs

* Up to certain limits

** Distributions from traditional IRAs are taxed as ordinary income, and if taken before age 59½, may be subject to a 10% federal income tax penalty. Generally, once you reach age 72, you must begin taking required minimum distributions.

*** To qualify, Roth IRA distributions must meet a five-year holding requirement and occur after age 59½.

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A sudden noise startles a gopher, an owl, and a skunk at the edge of a forest. The owl flies off and the gopher retreats into his burrow, but the skunk runs for the trees. How far can that skunk run into the forest?


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Sterling Spotlight

Sterling Happenings


Earlier this month, Nicole and Erich held down the fort at Sterling while Michael and Gordon went on a well-deserved Partner's Retreat. While a lot of time was spent discussing ways to grow our firm, they also had a little bit of fun! 

Community Happenings

Groovfest '22


September 17

This free event in Tomball celebrates everything groovy, baby! From vendors, food, VW bugs, live music, and more, it's sure to be Far Out!


Info -> GROOVY

10th Annual Shootout Hunger


September 16

This tournament raises funds to help provide food for hungry children, families, and seniors in Montgomery County. Every $1 raised helps provide up to 5 meals to those in need.


Info -> SHOOT

Around The World in 180 Minutes


September 17

An evening of fine wine tasting. Serving the community for 55 years,  Bridgewood Farms hopes this 13th annual event will be their best yet. 


Tickets -> WINE

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