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10 Tax Tips

CPAs and the online programs you might use come tax time specialize in preparing your taxes — not tax planning. Think bigger than year to year. Tax planning takes into account the larger picture of your investments, assets, estate strategy and other parts of life to protect your finances over decades.

Our resource “10 Tax Planning Tips Your CPA Might Have Missed” breaks down this complex discussion into concrete, actionable items that can help you think strategically about taxes.

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Year-end Tax Checklist

The tax process is notoriously complex – there are plenty of details you could miss and plenty of cracks for money to fall through. What are the changes to your tax profile since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act? Are you protecting your assets for the present and your estate for the future? Will you take the standard deduction or will you itemize?

Our tax checklist can help you prepare for these questions. Taxes are part of life. Let’s take as much stress out of the process that we can.

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Making Sense of RMDs

The SECURE Act will impact millions of Americans who will inherit or leave behind a retirement account. Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the required minimum distributions on these accounts is 10 years – meaning you’ll likely need to adjust how much you withdraw annually as compared to the previous rules.

Learn the full impact on your RMDs by downloading our “Making Sense of RMDs” whitepaper.

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From Tax Efficiency to Retirement: Financial Planning for Small Business Owners

Financial planning for a small business gets more complicated every day. Business owners must navigate tax efficiency (and life under the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act), retirement preparations for yourself and your employees, and succession planning. Get your financial plan in place today and prepare for what tomorrow brings with our guide to financial planning for small business owners.

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Divorce Planning

There’s no question divorce is one of the most stressful and emotionally- charged experiences people may encounter in their adult lives. However, it is possible to get through a divorce with your self-esteem, finances and future intact. The key is careful and deliberate planning.

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Millennials

For Millennials, managing life and finances comes with challenges, especially those like balancing college debt with home ownership and having important goals like saving for retirement. Download this free guide for tips on how Millennials can get started on the path to the confident financial future that they seek.

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Estate Planning

Often, people believe that estate planning only benefits the very wealthy, but nothing could be further from the truth. It’s something everyone needs to engage in regardless of age, estate size or marital status. If you have a bank account, investments, a car, home or other property—you have an estate.

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Back 2 Basics

The good news is that American households have a total net worth of $85.2 trillion. The bad news is that most families are still behind where they were financially in 2007. In a recent survey, over half of Americans said they had less than $1,000 in their checking and savings accounts combined.

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Investment Process

As investors, we would all like to effortlessly beat the markets, buying and selling investments based on brilliant timing, instinct and a little luck. But most of us realize it’s not that easy.

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Living in Retirement

Making the most of your years in retirement also requires a sense of financial well-being—the knowledge that you won’t outlive your assets or create a financial burden for children or other loved ones. In this guide, learn how to minimize risk factors, the three stages of spending and what you can do to reduce your financial stress and anxiety.

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