3 Reasons to Wait Until Retirement for a Roth IRA Conversion
Generally, converting to a Roth IRA at a young age allows more time for tax-free growth. But there may be other factors at play.
Can Financial Planning Be Profitable?
Here’s how I make sure I’m at least covering my costs, and my time, in creating a new plan.
Teenage Drivers: Risks Are Larger Than They Appear
You know the traditional hazards, but there is another largely unknown financial risk of particular import to high-net-worth families.
The Critical Importance of Asset Coordination in Retirement Planning
Failing to account for Social Security in the retirement portfolio is a major fiduciary fail, putting the client’s retirement and the advisor’s business at risk.
Building the Modern-Day Stretch IRA: Proceed With Caution
The Supreme Court’s recent finding on non-spousal inherited IRAs has generated renewed interest in how to structure the IRA as a wealth transfer vehicle.
Top 10 Social Security Myths: Part 2
Don’t let your clients sacrifice their benefits on the altar of misinformation. In part two of our series, we debunk five more Social Security myths.
Are You a Crummey Advisor or Just a Crummy Advisor?
When it comes to passing your clients' wealth to the next generation in the most tax-efficient way, you definitely want to be a Crummey advisor.
Helping Clients Avoid the IRS on Tax-Free Inherited IRA Rollovers
IRS blessed tax-free rollovers for two spouses inheriting IRAs that didn't name them as beneficiaries, but they could have done the same with proper planning.
Liability Can Turn Off-Campus Living Into a High-Rent District
A four-year college degree is a costly investment, but the potential costs could grow exponentially once your child moves to off-campus housing.
Beware: ETN Pitfalls Abound
ETNs have a number of benefits, but also shortcomings, including credit risk and taxation. It's important that advisors weigh ETNs' pros and cons to make the right choice for clients.