Republican tax writers released their framework for tax reform on Sept. 27. The plan provides the broad contours of a reform package while allowing Congress to work its will and fill in most of the details, including tax revenue offsets for the cost of specified tax cuts.Read Post
As we enter the final months of the year, now is the time to take a look at your investment portfolio with an eye to strategic tax-loss harvesting, which can help reduce your taxes on realized capital gains in 2017. It’s also a perfect opportunity to revisit your portfolio’s asset allocation to determine if there are asset classes that have grown significantly larger than planned and need trimming to stay on track toward your goals.Read Post
Washington policy expert Doug Fisher shares his insights on the latest tax reform proposal negotiations in Congress. He, along with Boston Private’s Brian Lopez and Shannon Saccocia will discuss how tax reform may affect you and your business as well as provide tax and investment planning tips.Read Post
Whether you’re buying a place where your family can gather today or a home where you can retire later — or combining both in one purchase — how do you choose a seasonal home that best meets your current and future needs? Find out what Boston Private experts say about the emotional, financial, tax, and estate planning aspects to consider.Read Post
The President and Congressional Republicans are feeling tremendous pressure to complete tax reform in 2017. During the August Congressional recess, senior staffers for the major tax reform decision makers were busy developing the contours of the reform plan, and they are farther along than most think.Read Post
Are you on track to meet your goals? When investors have a written financial plan, they follow it and are more confident they will reach their goals. Yet only 38% of investors have a formal, documented plan. According to a recent Gallup poll, 92% of investors follow their written financial plan, and 90% of investors with a written plan are highly confident or somewhat confident that the plan is adequately designed to help them reach their goals. Not having a written financial plan is the number one mistake investors make in financial planning. There are five more…Read Post
While you may need to quickly adjust your financial “sails” occasionally to respond to unexpected life changes, there are many other events that you can prepare for in advance to make future course corrections much easier. Here’s a review of six major life events that can alter your financial plans – plus some actions you can take now to make sure you’re prepared for the future.Read Post
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