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.


Custody and Escrow Services

Administering securities and managing specialized accounts


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Asset Advisor

A client-directed, nondiscretionary investment program


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AMT Does Not Have To Stand For “Assume More Tax”

June 9, 2015 -

Muni bonds exempt from Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) may help impacted investors.


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6 Questions to Ask Before Relocating in Retirement

June 7, 2015 -

Review this checklist of financial concerns first


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Is Your Estate Plan Obsolete?

May 5, 2015 -

Negative tax consequences make A/B estate plans less attractive than they once were.


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A Hierarchy for Retirement Savings

April 30, 2015 -

Confused about which vehicles to fund first? We can help.


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Inflation Protection: How Much Do You Need?

April 19, 2015 -

Answering these questions can help you right-size your portfolio’s inflation hedges.


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An International Investing Primer

April 14, 2015 -

A diversified portfolio means exposure in international assets


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Coping with Near-Term Fluctuations

April 1, 2015 -

Adopting a long-term perspective can prove helpful


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Being Secure in Retirement

Wealth protection strategies


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A Checklist for Taxable Bond Fund Investors

March 27, 2015 -

Five considerations for those investing in fixed-income funds


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New Strategies for Covering Long-Term Care Costs

March 19, 2015 -

A recent study offers food for thought on the best way to insure against the risk of high long-term care expenses.


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Backdoor Roth IRA? Avoid These 6 Mistakes

March 15, 2015 -

These errors can jack up tax—and opportunity—costs.


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Cost-Basis Choices Not Set in Stone

March 5, 2015 - Investors may switch methods used to calculate capital gains, with one big exception.
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The Tax Break That Does Not Die With You

February 27, 2015 -

Widowed investors are at risk of missing an important tax break because they are not aware of a key deadline.


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6 Key Reasons Why Investing in a Taxable Account Is Underrated

February 25, 2015 -

Currently low tax rates are one of the key reasons that taxable accounts should be part of most investors’ tool kits.


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Pay Some Tuition in Cash, Get a $2,500 Tax Rebate

February 24, 2015 -

Families with incomes of up to $180,000 can take advantage of the American Opportunity Tax Credit to recoup some college costs, but the measure is set to expire after 2017.


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5 Myths About College Financial Aid

February 17, 2015 -

A look at the facts regarding why even students from wealthy families should fill out the FAFSA, the (remote) odds of getting a full-ride scholarship, and more.


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How Your Social Security Benefit Is Calculated

February 12, 2015 -

Understanding the many factors that figure in to your benefit amount


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4 Dangerous Assumptions That Could Hurt Your Retirement Plan

February 5, 2015 -

Simple steps to counteract common—and dangerous—retirement obstacles


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