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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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Point of View

April 19, 2017 -

Analysis of Q1 2017


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20 IRA Mistakes to Avoid

March 23, 2017 -

From contributions to conversions to distributions, do not fall into these traps


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A Tax-Efficient Portfolio Makeover May Be Less Painful Than You Think

March 18, 2017 -

Proper accounting of cost basis is essential to avoid paying more taxes than you need to.


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Life Insurance in Retirement: Who Needs It?

March 16, 2017 -

There are cases where owning life insurance in retirement makes sense


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Know the Rules on Inherited IRAs

March 2, 2017 -

Evaluate your situation before dipping into IRA assets from a deceased loved one.


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The ‘Right’ Rebalancing Strategy Depends on Your Life Stage

March 2, 2017 -

De-risking is the top priority for retirees, while early accumulators can focus more on return enhancement.


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Keeping it in the Family

February 24, 2017 -

The most critical factor in maintaining a vacation home is intrafamily dynamics.


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Information vs. Advice

February 24, 2017 -

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


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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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Point of View

February 1, 2017 -

Analysis of Q4 2016


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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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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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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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Point of View

November 21, 2016 -

Analysis of Q3 2016


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