10 Top Trusts and Estates Trends for 2015
Estate taxes, charity donations and divorce are just a few areas where legal moves in New York could shape other states’ laws.
Huge Wealth Transfer of $16 Trillion Estimated in Next 30 Years
Plan early to avoid a big estate tax hit, Wealth-X and National Financial Partners warn.
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.
Under the Hood: How Much Life Insurance Should You Buy?
Most methods of determining how much, and what type, of life insurance a client needs are imperfect. Here's how I do it.
In Search of the Best Financial Planning Software: NaviPlan
After a two-hour demo of NaviPlan, my decision on which financial planning software to adopt has gotten more difficult.
3 Critical Reasons Your HNW Clients Need a P&C Insurance Review
Estate planning to preserve wealth is getting more complex, and if a client’s property and casualty insurance doesn’t keep up, you’re asking for trouble.
Help Your Clients Avoid Paying Taxes They Don’t Really Owe
The IRS won't tell you your clients are overpaying since the law assigns the burden of cost-basis reporting to the individual taxpayer.
Under the Hood: What You Need to Know About Wills, Pt. 3: Fiduciaries and Trusts
An advisor can play a key role in a client's estate planning, though tread carefully and respectfully around the estate planning attorney.