Top 5 Tips for Nonprofessional Trustees
Following these suggestions will help even nonprofessional trustees understand their responsibilities and avoid typical pitfalls.
Annuities as an RMD Answer: Navigating Potential Pitfalls
There are valid reasons for an annuity-within-an-IRA strategy, but a poorly executed annuity purchase strategy can cause unnecessary expenses.
How a Wealth Tax Could Reward Savvy Entrepreneurs and Wise Investors
Several economists argue that a wealth tax could redistribute wealth from the idle rich to the Musks and Buffetts who create wealth, Noah Smith writes.
ABLE Accounts Yield Tax-Preferred Special Needs Savings
ABLE accounts represent a valuable tax-preferred planning tool for disabled individuals, but they are just one piece of the puzzle.
Net Unrealized Appreciation Could Yield a Pleasant Tax Surprise
For some employees holding company stock who leave their job, there's an alternative to rolling their 401(k) into an IRA.
Millennials and Attorneys Make the Same 4 Financial Mistakes
Many successful people cannot dedicate the time required to handle finances well, but these four mistakes are easily avoidable.
Anatomy of an IRS Phone Scam
Despite the IRS' attempts to shut it down, this scam keeps reappearing. Make sure your clients don't fall for it.
Quiet Trusts Need Not Be Silent: The Delayed Notification Option
The option to delay notification to beneficiaries offers unique advantages, but clients should clearly understand the drawbacks of keeping a trust quiet.
Who’s Tracking IRA Basis? Enter the Advisor
Rollovers, conversions, nondeductible contributions and inherited accounts can all impact how distributions are taxed.
Excess 529 Plan Funds: Putting Them to (Tax-Preferred) Work
The rules governing excess 529 college savings funds are nuanced and surprising, so the devil's in the details when it comes to maintaining their tax-preferred status.