Wealth Management - Page 2
January 21st, 2018
With the dramatic increase in the standard deduction in 2018, to $24,000 for married couples, many charities are worried that the tax incentive for donations will disappear, leading to lower gifts.
January 21st, 2018
Several tax reform ideas affecting retirement planning were bandied about as the recent legislation was being prepared, including limits on deductible 401(k) contributions, elimination of “stretch IRAs,” and requiring minimum distributions from Roth IRAs, similar to the treatment of traditional IRAs. In the end, only one significant change made it into the final legislation, together with a few minor ones.
September 11th, 2017
Charles Sukenik executed his will on November 4, 2004. His estate was to be divided between his surviving spouse, Vivian, and the couple’s private foundation. His revocable trust was restated at the same time, giving Vivian certain real property and the balance to the foundation. Roughly five years later, in 2009, Charles designated Vivian as the beneficiary of his IRA, worth some $3.2 million. That hardly seems like a controversial move—but it turned out to be.
June 19th, 2017
One important new aspect of estate planning concerns “digital assets,” a form of property that only recently has come into existence. Simply stated, digital assets are electronic ones and zeros; that is, information inscribed on a tangible medium or stored in an electronic or other medium and which is retrievable in perceivable form.
March 01st, 2017
What impact will changing residency have on my taxes?
February 12th, 2017
One of the most useful and flexible wealth management tools is the revocable living trust. Traditionally, we like to point to three basic benefits that these trusts offer.
January 12th, 2016
One of the features that make 401(k) plans so attractive is that your money is not completely out of reach should an emergency need arise.
February 25th, 2015
More and more affluent families are turning to trust-based solutions for their wealth management and inheritance problems. However, a trust is only as good as its trustee.