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Do I Need a Life Insurance Trust?

Do I need a Life Insurance Trust? For higher-net worth individuals and families, life insurance and estate planning are important to consider together. To explain why, let’s revisit another personal finance topic: taxes! Life insurance

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2024 Tax Law Changes

As the saying goes, nothing in this life is certain besides death and taxes. My version would be edited to include AND tax law updates! This year is no exception. Many of 2024’s changes were

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Ten Tips on Trusts

What is a trust? A trust is a legal instrument to hold and control assets. Anyone with assets – not just the wealthy – should consider creating a trust to use during life, known as

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Get the Most Out of Your Employee Benefits

For many, employee benefit elections for 2024 are just around the corner, and it’s important to know what you’re getting into before making any decisions. There will also be higher 2024 maximum contribution limits for workplace

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HSA? More Like HS-YAY!

Health Savings Accounts, otherwise known as HSAs or (HS “yay”s if you are a tax nerd like me) are one of the most underutilized account types that I have seen in practice. While these accounts

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Headline Concerns vs Market Returns

Both stocks and bonds started off 2023 with a continuation of the strong rally that began late last year. Most would not have expected this result after recalling the headlines from this quarter, but it’s

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Silicon Valley Bank Explained

If you were not familiar with Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), it’s likely that you have heard about it now – and not in a good way. Unfortunately, SVB on Friday became the biggest bank to

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The Inflation Story

When we look back at 2022, there will be plenty of material for the history books. Few, if any, predicted the size and scope of the declines and volatility seen this year. So, while it’s

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