Where Charitable Giving May Head With Trump
Studies by the Congressional Budget Office and Treasury have suggested that repealing the estate tax would cut into philanthropy.
7 Estate Planning Resolutions for Clients to Make Now
The post-election, busy holiday season is actually the right time to ensure clients' estate plans are up to date.
Single Premium Whole Life Gives Estate Planning an Edge
For the right clients, this product may provide the gateway for achieving not just retirement planning but all their planning goals.
Factor Investing and Risk: The Anomaly of Low Volatility
To understand the volatility anomaly, it is important that investors understand what economists have learned about the factors that are responsible for stock returns.
Kansas Ends Bad Economic News by Not Reporting It
The Kansas governor canceled a report meant to measure the economic growth results of his likely failed tax cutting strategy.
Dodging a Pro-Rata Tax Debacle on IRA Transactions
Ignoring the pro-rata rule on retirement plan distributions can turn a nontaxable transaction into one that generates a big tax bill.
New IRS QTIP Rules Increase Estate Tax Portability Benefits
Newly released guidance allows a powerful planning strategy that can be used by wealthy clients to maximize a deceased spouse’s federal estate tax exemption.
The Rich Are Also Different From One Another
For one thing, they’re much less likely to have inherited their wealth than their counterparts in many supposedly more egalitarian countries.
4 Ways to Improve Your Financial Planning Quarterback Rating
Become more familiar with your clients’ plans and serve as the quarterback to address issues before they lead to unintended consequences.
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?