Guidance

RESOURCES TO HELP SHAPE YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE

Managing wealth is a complex and ever-evolving subject. Here you will find independent insights into the markets, articles and research on wealth management strategies and tactics, and financial assessment tools to explore.


Don’t Neglect the Softer Side of Your Estate Plan

October 24, 2017 -

Document and share your wishes for end-of-life care, the care of your pets, the disposition of your tangible assets, and more.


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Calibrate Your Target Savings Rate

October 24, 2017 -

Savings rate rules of thumb are better than nothing, but smart investors customize their own savings targets.


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Point of View

October 12, 2017 -

Analysis of Q3 2017


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An Estate Planning Checklist

September 25, 2017 -

‘Estate planning’ evokes complexity and high costs. What you need to know to get it done.


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These Charitable Investment Strategies Deliver a ‘Three-fer’

September 25, 2017 -

These three maneuvers will tend to deliver a higher tax benefit than writing a check and deducting it, and may even improve your portfolio.


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When Is the Right Time to Take RMDs?

August 28, 2017 -

Where you go for required minimum distributions will usually have a bigger impact than when you go.


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In-Retirement Withdrawal Rates

August 25, 2017 -

The withdrawal rate from a portfolio can make or break a retirement plan.


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Planning Ahead for Retirement Healthcare Costs

August 24, 2017 -

Carefully evaluate planning strategies that can help mitigate retirement healthcare costs


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10 Ways to Curb Taxes in Retirement

August 22, 2017 -

Tips on withdrawal sequencing, maximizing your deductions, and more


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How to Bridge a Retirement Shortfall

August 3, 2017 -

A combination of incremental, not revolutionary, changes can help bridge the gap.


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Key Policy Issues to Watch in the Next Decade

August 3, 2017 -

Americans need better access to retirement plans, help with the drawdown phase.


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Point of View

August 3, 2017 -

Analysis of Q2 2017


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Should Frontier Markets Have a Role in Your Portfolio?

June 28, 2017 -

They can be illiquid and higher risk, but they can provide diversification and additional growth opportunities, too.


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Relocating? Consider Long-Term Care Costs

June 28, 2017 -

Cost and quality of care can vary dramatically from region to region.


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Working Longer: Good Aspiration, But Not a Plan

May 30, 2017 -

Many Americans expect to close retirement plan gaps by working longer, but the strategy comes with its own risks.


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Retirement Planning When There is an Age Gap

May 30, 2017 -

How one partner’s longer life expectancy affects withdrawal rates, asset allocation, Social Security, and more


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ESG Integration: Smarter Investing

May 30, 2017 -

Making better, more-informed decisions that will improve investment performance and reduce portfolio risk


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Utilizing Grantor Trusts

May 30, 2017 -

When properly drafted, grantor trusts can be a powerful tool for estate planning and wealth transfer.


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Fixed Index Annuities: What You Should Know

May 30, 2017 -

The best of both worlds?


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5 Best Practices for an Organized Financial Life

April 25, 2017 -

Implementing the right systems can help keep valuable financial records safe, accessible, and organized.


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