New ABLE Law Provides Big Tax-Advantaged Benefits for the Disabled
For clients who are supporting individuals with disabilities, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act introduces a new type of tax-advantaged savings account.
The Tax Extender Benefits for Your Clients
Here’s what you need to know about the tax extender provisions that Congress made retroactively relevant for 2014.
Charitable Giving: Good for Clients’ Charities, Taxes and Financial Plans
Equity-owning clients with low cost basis positions can benefit from a tax-efficient charitable strategy that complements the overall financial plan.
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.
How Workers’ Compensation Can Protect Clients’ Whole ‘Family’
Make sure your high-net-worth clients have workers' comp coverage for themselves and their domestic employees.
The Tax Trap of Year-End Qualified Plan Distributions
For clients eligible to take lump sum distributions from their qualified retirement plans, often-overlooked considerations must be taken into account.
4 Predictions by Billionaires for 2015: Soros, Icahn, Others
Based on shareholder letters and other writings from George Soros, Carl Icahn, Steve Mandel and other billionaire investors, here are four things to expect.
What’s the Future of Advisor AUM Fees?
As the price of beta goes to zero, will financial planners be forced to reduce or unbundle AUM fees?
5 Ways to Build Trust With Women Using Social Media
Advisors can leverage social media to reach and build trust with female clients, who are already bigger users of social media than men.