Financial Services Articles
Posted by D’Marie Murray on December 03, 2019
When the interests of trust beneficiaries come into conflict, everyone in the family can suffer. If your trust includes both “lifetime” and “remainder” beneficiaries, it's possible to align the interests of both groups with a total return unitrust.
Posted by Kerry Roets on October 17, 2019
Due to political gridlock, federal tax law hasn't changed much since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was enacted. Most of the provisions affecting businesses went into effect last year, so the year-end tax planning strategies that worked for 2018 may still be valid for the current tax year, but your specific tax situation might be different.
Posted by David Schlein on October 10, 2019
The stock market has experienced plenty of ups and downs this year, so some investors are poised to take big gains for 2019, while others are currently showing losses and many have both. What are the tax consequences if you sell securities?
Posted by Bryan Staniszewski on September 12, 2019
If you or a loved one needs long-term care, consider purchasing a long-term care (LTC) insurance policy. As a bonus, qualified LTC policies may deliver some tax breaks.
Posted by Bryan Staniszewski on August 29, 2019
Most private-sector employers put you in the driver's seat when it comes to saving for retirement. You might prefer the flexibility of rolling over your accumulated retirement savings into an IRA. This choice assumes, however, that your next employer's 401(k) plan allows you to move money into it from another 401(k) plan.
Posted by Cheryl A. Jankowski on May 09, 2019
Tax reform legislation doubled the federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax exemption to $11.18MM (as indexed for inflation) per person. This created a seven-year window for increased wealth transfer planning.