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“Given the expectation the Biden administration will roll back some of Trump’s favorable policies of the past four years, tax consultants and accountants are already hard at work. But for HNW women, dealing with election fallout is minor, compared to the bigger fish they have been frying in the tax pan for decades.” Election cycles […]

Giving to charity

While direct giving has an immediate impact, some individuals may be considering charitable planning strategies that will have a larger and longer-lasting impact not only on charities, but on their own lives or that of their families. A charitable trust can provide an alternative to meeting your wishes for charities and your loved ones, while […]

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“Done right by a lawyer, your heirs can avoid the expense and time of probating your will and may save on estate taxes, while easing the administration of your affairs while alive and after you have gone.” Trusts are used to solve problems in estate planning, giving great flexibility in how assets are divided after […]

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“This fall, older savers who are feeling generous may want to consider using their individual retirement account to help fund their favorite charities.” Here’s a generous incentive for older Americans who want to help their favorite charities: by giving generously from the right asset source, they could manage their Medicare premiums for 2022. The details […]

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“Personal property is a unique category of asset. Even in the simplest after-death distribution, personal property can become a hindrance to final distribution. There are a couple of reasons why.” Creating and probating a last will and testament is rarely a simple task, but one of the most challenging aspects is the distribution of personal […]

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“By discussing finances with your children early and often, you can set them—and future generations—up for success, when it’s time to receive the wealth you’ve accrued.” Almost three quarters of the wealthiest people in the world—those whose net worth is higher than $30 million—are self-made, according to a Wealth-X report. Look closer into the world’s […]

Giving to charity

“Giving appreciated stock shares, donating your RMDs and using charitable remainder trusts are just a few of the options you may not be aware of to help charities and your heirs at the same time.” America is a country of generous people. We give to organizations that we feel connected to, and we give to […]

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“Retirees preparing to file their taxes for this year should be aware of a number of common pitfalls, often-overlooked deductions and changes that stem from the tax overhaul two years ago.” Did you know that there is a new federal income-tax form for seniors designed to make filing taxes easier this year, especially for those […]

Giving to charity

“Chances are you have one or more charitable causes that you support on an annual basis. It is also likely that you have failed to make any provision for charity whatsoever on your death.” Americans are a generous people, giving of our time and resources, through donations and volunteering. However, according to the article “Charitable […]

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RMDs are legally required and it is best to study up on them, because taxes can be 50%. Required minimum distributions (RMDs) are not always a common name to retirees but they should be, according to Forbes in “5 Things to Know About RMDs“. The withdrawals are legally required and you have to take them, […]