That $41 Trillion Wealth Transfer Now Officially $59 Trillion
The vaunted $41 trillion wealth transfer that is the subject of every advisor conference has been freshly updated: It has now reached $59 trillion.
401(k) vs. IRA: The Real Roth Conversion Question
Moving traditional retirement funds into a Roth account may seem like a no-brainer for many clients, but whether to use a Roth IRA or Roth 401(k) can have potentially significant repercussions.
Modified Endowment Contracts’ Role in Estate, Post-Retirement Planning
Don’t dismiss modified endowment contracts (MECs), despite their tax consequences, for the role they can play in estate and post-retirement health care planning.
10 Steps to Becoming a Multigenerational Advisor: Pershing
If you wait until the moment of asset transfer to reach out to heirs, it will be too late, Pershing's Kim Dellarocca warns.
Tax Court Untangles NIIT Passive Activity Trap for Trusts
A recent Tax Court decision paves the way for new trust planning techniques for dealing with the new 3.8% tax on investment-type income.
Supreme Court Ponders Changing the Rules on Nonspousal Inherited IRAs
In June, the justices are expected to rule on whether nonspousal inherited IRA funds can be exposed to creditor claims in bankruptcy proceedings.
More Money, More (Tax) Problems: How HNWs Can Reduce Their Tax Bills
Estate planning attorney Scott Squillace talks to ThinkAdvisor about how HNW clients can minimize taxes through charitable giving, loss harvesting and other strategies.
M*A*S*H Star Turned Mogul Wayne Rogers Blasts Tax Code, Offers Tips
M*A*S*H TV star and serial businessman Wayne Rogers discusses why the tax code is broken and has some choice words for Dodd and Frank.
Alternative to a Spousal Lifetime Access Trust: One-Way Buy-Sell Deal
A one-way buy-sell agreement can ensure that a business-owning client’s dual goals—spousal income security and an orderly business transition—can be met.
10 Big Estate Planning Mistakes of the Rich & Famous
Overlooking estate planning basics can leave heirs facing years of court battles over taxes and who gets what.