Because a will only goes into effect after you die, it doesn’t provide any direction for your family if you become seriously ill or disabled during your lifetime. However, just as an advanced directive can provide guidelines for those who make decisions about your medical care, a trust can provide direction for the person who manages your financial assets if you are unable to.Read Post
It’s Tax Season. A time for hunkering down and pulling together all the information that you and your tax professional need to get your state and federal income taxes filed on time and in good order.Read Post
Making decisions with your spouse or partner can be tough sometimes, but even more so when it involves money and your relationship is undergoing change. Studies show that money is the #1 source of stress for U.S. adults (higher than work or family responsibilities) and the top source of stress for couples. And even for couples who don’t squabble, it can be a difficult conversation because each person comes to the discussion with a unique viewpoint based on his or her own experiences and emotional needs.Read Post
A 529 plan is an investment vehicle created to help pay for the rising cost of college tuition. Currently, 35 states offer 529 college savings plans or pre-paid tuition plans. Contributions to a 529 plan are considered gifts for tax purposes. These plans allow for a 2016 annual exclusion gift of up to $14,000 per year per beneficiary ($28,000 for couples filing jointly) on an after-tax basis while allowing for tax-free growth of those assets as long as the assets are used...Read Post
Our expert panelists will discuss client stories involving changes in career, family and health to illustrate how these women successfully navigated challenging life events.Read Post
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