IRS’ 12 Tax Scams to Avoid in 2015: The Dirty Dozen
From lower-income taxpayers to the ultra-high net worth, anyone can fall victim to a tax scam — or perpetrate one.
Risk Management Tips for HNW Home Renovators
There are concrete steps that homeowners can take before, during and after construction to help ensure they are prepared for all contingencies.
Soaring Fine Art Values Demand More Frequent Appraisals
From an insurance standpoint, sharply rising art values (and fine jewelry, for that matter) call for more appraisals. A little diversification wouldn’t hurt, either.
Advising LGBT and Foreign Clients; How Advisors Are Like Political Strategists: February IA Features—Slideshow
The repeal of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act paved the way to open marriage benefits for gay couples, but if they live in states that don’t recognize same-sex marriage—of which there are still 15—they may still require the kind of complex financial planning they required before the...
Rainbow Warriors: Working With LGBT Clients
Investment Advisor’s February cover story focuses on how LGBT clients need help protecting their finances from a blitz of varying state laws.
TD Ameritrade Launches 4 Initiatives at National Conference
TDAI chief Tom Nally also vows company will remain “focused and vigilant” on advocating for the fiduciary standard.
10 Top Trusts and Estates Trends for 2015
Estate taxes, charity donations and divorce are just a few areas where legal moves in New York could shape other states’ laws.
Huge Wealth Transfer of $16 Trillion Estimated in Next 30 Years
Plan early to avoid a big estate tax hit, Wealth-X and National Financial Partners warn.
Tax Loss Harvesting: Beware of Unrealistic Expectations
Once an end-of-year tradition, tax loss harvesting can now be done year-round, and more efficiently. Beware of unrealistic expectations, however, especially from robo-advisors.
The Split-Dollar Triple Tax Savings Package for HNW Clients
For high-net-worth clients, a split-dollar lending strategy can provide an effective method for transferring wealth while taking advantage of the tax preferences of life insurance and the low interest rate environment.