Does Client Philanthropy Pose a Conflict for AUM Advisors?
If your client reduces his assets under management through charitable giving or other means, does that make the flat-fee approach better for advisors?
Community Property: When Federal-State IRA Rules Collide
Sorting out the state community property rules and IRS rules on beneficiary designations in retirement accounts.
Double Taxation for Your Clients: The Highest Risk
The exposure comes when clients exercise non-qualified, granted company stock options—not incentive stock options.
Elizabeth Warren Has Five More Bad Ideas
Some of Warren's ideas could have consequences counter to what she says her goals are: helping workers, raising incomes and ensuring the system is fair.
GRAT Valuation Discounts Disappearing Soon
Clients have a short window to use valuation discounts for transfers of interest in family businesses under Treasury’s current rules.
Small Business Group Health Insurance: The Sequel
As the labor market improves, many small business owners want to adjust existing policies to remain competitive—especially in light of Obamacare. Here’s how to help those clients.
In Normal Campaign Season, Candidates Could Have Tax Debate
Both Clinton and Trump evade some specifics, but there's enough for a substantive debate.
The No-Taxes Retirement Plan Distribution Strategy
There is a variety of circumstances under which a client can take tax-free (or reduced tax) distributions from a retirement plan.
5 Tips on Estate Planning to Avoid Common Pitfalls and Distress
As a financial advisor working with families on a regular basis, you may be the first to spot potential estate planning problems and address them before it is too late.
3 IRA Transactions Exempt From DOL Fiduciary Level Fee Rule
There are three recommendations that are fiduciary in nature and automatically result in prohibited transactions under DOL's fiduciary rule, and they all involve IRAs.