Guidance

RESOURCES TO HELP SHAPE YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE

Mid-Lifers

 

Information vs. Advice

February 24, 2017 -

The true answer to most questions is, "it depends"


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Retirement Planning for One

February 24, 2017 -

Planning and steps to consider for singles


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Retirement Planning for Special-Needs Families

February 16, 2017 -

Understanding government assistance available to special-needs family members, the role of ABLE accounts, and retirement plans that involve the whole family.


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Will Pro Rata Rules Trip Up Your Retirement Plan?

February 16, 2017 -

Failing to understand these rules can force investors to pay more in taxes than they expected to.


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Are Roth or Traditional IRA Contributions Better?

February 16, 2017 -

Take the tax break at the time of contribution or save it for later? We discuss the considerations.


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2017 Tax Planning Checklist

A guide to assist you quarter-by-quarter


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Do Not Write Off Tax-Loss Selling in a Strong Market

December 16, 2016 -

Even buy-and-hold investors may be able to identify worthy candidates.


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How Trump Has Changed Inflation Expectations

December 16, 2016 -

Changing expectations concerning inflation and interest rates have sent bond prices lower and yields higher.


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December 2016 Manager Commentary

December 14, 2016 -

Our take on the markets


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Selecting a Successor Trustee

December 1, 2016 -

Many grantors initially name themselves to maintain control of their financial affairs. However, there will come a time when he or she is unable to act due to either incapacitation or death.


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Roll Over Your 401(k) or Leave It Behind?

December 1, 2016 -

Considerations for when you should—or should not—roll over your old 401(k)


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Have You Taken a Good Look at an HSA?

November 25, 2016 -

For high-income investors who are maxing out other tax-sheltered accounts, the high-deductible healthcare plan/HSA combo is close to a no-brainer.


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Tax-Gain Harvesting Can Be a Profitable Strategy

November 25, 2016 -

‘Stepping up’ cost basis can reduce tax bills for lower-income investors.


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Is a Donor-Advised Fund Right for You?

November 25, 2016 -

A look at some of the pros and cons of these increasingly popular investment vehicles.


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Election Day 2016

November 10, 2016 -

Our take on the 2016 presidential election


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5 Pitfalls to Avoid During Mutual Fund Capital Gain Distribution Season

September 30, 2016 -

Unwanted distributions will be here before you know it—navigate them wisely


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8 Steps to Wealth Protection for Aging Investors

September 30, 2016 -

How you can make a plan to protect yourself—or an aging parent


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7 Retirement Blind Spots

September 1, 2016 -

Proper planning can avoid these nasty financial shocks in retirement.


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Must-Know Money Skills for New College Students

August 26, 2016 -

Openly discussing important money matters such as budgeting, borrowing, and spending wisely should be a family affair.


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6 Tips for Family Trustees

August 1, 2016 -

Knowing when you need help, being impartial, and documenting everything are central to being a successful trustee.


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