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.
3 Misconceptions About Asset Protection
You can protect clients' assets from lawsuits and creditors without hidden accounts, secret agreements or fraudulent transfers. But advance planning is critical.
A Simple Strategy for Achieving Clients’ Charitable Goals: the Donor-Advised Fund
Your clients don’t need the mega-wealth of a Warren Buffett to have philanthropic aspirations, nor need they worry about complicated giving strategies.
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.