On December 19, 2017, the House and Senate approved final passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1). The law provides $5.5 trillion in tax cuts with $4 trillion in offsetting tax increases. This leaves a net $1.5 trillion of unfunded tax cuts.Read Post
We're in the final stage of tax reform following the Senate's passage of its bill. Washington policy expert Doug Fisher explains the complicated and most critical next step in the process to final passage of tax reform. As the House and Senate bills shape up, Doug offers an important planning consideration related to your business.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
With three interest rate hikes expected for this year, it was not surprising that the Federal Open Market Committee voted to raise rates in its June meeting. More uncertain, however, are the expectations for additional hikes later this year and into 2018. The Fed...Read Post
If you're the parent of a student looking at colleges or graduate schools, chances are you are all too familiar with the sticker shock of college tuition, room and board. According to College Board...Read Post
The Fed remains active, raising interest rates again in March following the December hike. As investors look to align the Fed’s rather dovish comments with a humming economy, it appears that, provided the Fed follows its expected path of three total interest rate hikes in 2017, investors are willing to accept higher rates. Equity market investors have experienced low volatility thus far in 2017, although market leadership has shifted somewhat. This shift perhaps reflects an acknowledgment that a foundation of strengthening global economic conditions deserves greater attention than U.S. fiscal stimulus.Read Post
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