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Important Updates to the SECURE ACT

As indicated in our last newsletter, we are updating you on the enactment of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (the “SECURE Act”) which was enacted on December 20, 2019 and became effective on January 1, 2020.Although

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How proposed Regulations to Life Expectancy Tables Affects Your RMD

The Department of the Treasury and the IRS reviewed the life expectancy tables that are used to calculate required minimum distributions from IRAs and other retirement plans and have issued proposed regulations to update those tables to reflect

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Estate Planning Basics: Tying the Whole Plan Together

Part 10 of a series breaking down the process of helping clients set up Trusts by breaking the issues down into smaller, individual topics, enabling the adviser and client to take the necessary steps, and get the plan moving. 

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Estate Planning Basics: You Have a Trust; Do You Also Need a Will?

Part 9 of a series breaking down the process of helping clients set up Trusts by breaking the issues down into smaller, individual topics, enabling the adviser and client to take the necessary steps, and get the plan moving. 

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Estate Planning Basics: You've Set Up Your Trust. Did It Get Funded, Though?

Part 8 of a series breaking down the process of helping clients set up Trusts by breaking the issues down into smaller, individual topics, enabling the adviser and client to take the necessary steps, and get the plan moving.Many clients go to the

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Estate Planning Basics: Making a Modification/Amendment to Your Trust

Part 7 of a series breaking down the process of helping clients set up Trusts by breaking the issues down into smaller, individual topics, enabling the adviser and client to take the necessary steps, and get the plan moving.

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personal and charitable gift planning

As the fourth quarter of the year approaches, it is time to turn our thoughts to gifts, both personal and charitable. We also need to consider whether (and how) to make gifts both during lifetime and after death.

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Estate Planning Basics: Selecting the Right Trustee

Part 6 of a series breaking down the process of helping clients set up Trusts by breaking the issues down into smaller, individual topics, enabling the adviser and client to take the necessary steps, and get the plan moving.

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Estate Planning Basics: Keeping Your Trust Safe With Spendthrift Provisions

Part 5 of a series breaking down the process of helping clients set up Trusts by narrowing down the issues into smaller, individual topics, enabling the adviser and client to take the necessary steps, and get the plan moving.

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ESTATE PLANNING BASICS: Choosing Between a Pot Trust and Separate Shares Trust

Part 4 of Mansour Gavin's Estate Planning Basics series which breaks down the process of helping clients set up Trusts.As discussed previously, while most Wills direct an immediate distribution of assets, trusts often have provisions that stretch

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