Estate Planning

How to avoid gift taxes

How to avoid gift taxes We have received several inquiries this year from clients who want to make a financial gift to a family member but were concerned about gift taxes. For most U.S. citizens, even if the gift is large, the answer to the question, “How much is the gift tax?” can be “not…

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What are you telling nervous clients to do now?

  With the world’s stock markets having a rough start to 2016, the most common question of late from business and personal finance reporters has been, “What are you telling nervous clients to do now?”   Making News… We produce regular Q&A columns for Florida Today and MarketWatch, a personal finance website of the Wall Street Journal, as well as…

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Is it better to leave a 401(k) account with a former employer or roll it over to an IRA?

Making News… We  produce regular Q&A columns for Florida Today and MarketWatch, a personal finance website of the Wall Street Journal, as well as pieces for Financial Advisor magazine and Nerd Wallet among others. Here is a sampling from the last three months. How a mutual fund sale might affect your taxes Is a long-term-care/life-insurance combo better than a straight one? When RMDs start for workers…

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WHAT HAPPENS TO MY IRA MONEY AFTER I DIE?

What Happens to My IRA Money After I Die? Making News… We  produce regular Q&A columns for Florida Today and MarketWatch, a personal finance website of the Wall Street Journal, as well as pieces for Financial Advisor magazine, the Journal of Financial Planning, and Nerd Wallet among others. Here is a sampling from the last three months. Just say ‘no’ to an annuity in your Roth…

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3 WAYS TO AVOID PROBATE

December 2014 One of the most frequently asked estate planning questions we get from clients is, “How can we avoid probate?” Probate, though often not as burdensome as feared, can delay the transfer of assets for months, be expensive, and make many aspects of a deceased’s finances part of the public court records. What is…

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HOW TO STAY HAPPY IN RETIREMENT

Making News… We  produce regular Q&A columns for Florida Today and MarketWatch, a personal finance website of the Wall Street Journal, as well as pieces for Financial Advisor magazine, the Journal of Financial Planning, and the Winter Park/Maitland Observer among others. Here is a sampling from the last three months. 6 Keys To a Happy Retirement Tax Planning For Retirees Takes Many Forms Can I Write…

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