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Trust 10/19/2021

Estate Planning Awareness Week: Don’t Let Your Clients Fall Victim to These Common Myths

This week is Estate Planning Awareness Week (October 18–24, 2021). This article is geared toward helping you gain understanding of the most common ...

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Financial Advisors 10/14/2021

The Power of Philanthropy for Families: Teaching Your Children and Grandchildren

Establishing a multigenerational giving plan effectively passes along shared beliefs and values to your family. This leaves a positive impact for y...

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Financial Advisors 10/7/2021

Use "Super Bunching" When Converting to a Roth IRA

The idea of charitable bunching may allow you to increase your tax savings by contributing multiple years of charitable deduction in one year.

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Client Retention 10/5/2021

Five Ways to Network with Clients this Fall Season

Fall has arrived, but just because you are hard at work doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of the season!

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Financial Advisors 9/30/2021

Bunching: A Smart Way to Maximize Your Family's Charitable Deductions

The concept of charitable bunching may allow you to increase your tax savings by contributing multiple years of charitable deductions in one year.

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Financial Advisors 9/21/2021

Why Estate Attorneys Will Not Call You Back When You Need Them The Most

If any version of the proposed estate tax changes becomes law, your wealthy clients will look to you for help. However, waiting too long will leave...

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Financial Advisors 9/14/2021

Financial Advice for Young Adults: Having the “Money Talk”

I read an article which found that 82% of parents feared talking about finances with their children. This is where a financial advisor comes in.

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Financial Advisors 9/2/2021

Locating Old Money Wealth: Identifying the Invisible Rich

Today we are looking at how to locate old money wealth – individuals who are typically known for their philanthropic activities.

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Financial Advisors 8/31/2021

How to Find Those Prospects That Don’t Want to be Found

Consider the “Invisible Rich.” They have money. They live near you, shopping in the same stores as you. You already know some rich people and man...

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Financial Advisors 8/26/2021

Identifying the Invisible Rich: Locating New Money Wealth

Today we are looking at how to locate new money wealth – individuals who make a high income but haven’t accumulated a large number of assets.

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Financial Advisors 8/24/2021

Avoiding Capital Gains Tax When Selling Highly Appreciated Stock

In 1997, the sitcom Seinfeld had one of the most innovative and funny episodes I have ever watched. The episode is called "The Betrayal," but it is...

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