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The IRS's latest notice suspends RMDs for some inherited IRAs in 2024, offering beneficiaries a financial breather. Find out if you qualify for this waiver and how it affects your tax obligations.
Unsure whether to set up voluntary withholding for your social security payments? Read more to see how voluntary withholding can help spread your tax liability over the year and make budgeting simpler.
Downsizing in retirement isn't just about reducing living expenses—it can also be a strategic move toward financial security. Understand how your home's appreciation impacts your taxes and discover strategies to reduce your tax burden.
Conduct a financial reset using the SMART framework to prepare financially for the future. Learn about strategies for debt repayment, evaluating your emergency fund, and early tax planning.
VIDEO: You likely have at least one old retirement account if you've ever changed employers. These accounts stay exactly as you left them unless you take action. In this video, we'll provide options for what to do with those old accounts.
VIDEO: A goal of estate planning is to maximize the wealth that is passed on to one's heirs. In this video, we'll discuss how a Spousal Lifetime Access Trust and an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust may help you minimize estate taxes and protect wealth.
A mistake while filling out beneficiary forms can cause the form to be deemed invalid or may cause account holdings to be dispersed in a way not intended by the account holder and beneficiary forms on accounts such as IRAs supersede your last will and testament.
VIDEO: Failing to properly fund a living trust is one of the most common errors people make and can lead to unintended consequences and added costs for both the individual and their beneficiaries. In this video, we'll provide an overview of how to properly fund a living trust.
As your child begins to earn money from a job, it’s a great time to teach them about saving for the future. While a savings account is a great start, an even better opportunity is to open an IRA. With an IRA, your child can invest their hard-earned funds and
VIDEO: Parenting comes with many responsibilities, which include teaching children how to budget, save money, and make responsible financial decisions. In this video, we'll cover six tips to help your children learn about saving, spending and investing.
Nearly 100 years ago, Olsen Thielen was founded on the belief that personal attention, trust, and quality service were the key elements to helping our clients succeed, and that commitment remains.  commitment to their clients and their community. 
It is recommended that you review your estate plan at year’s end. The end of the year is a logical time to note important life events that have taken place over the past 12 months or may affect your plan.
Many people assume that a 529 plan is the ideal college savings tool, but other vehicles can help parents save for college expenses, too. Take the Roth IRA, for example.
As we all progress in life stages, the time will come for many to turn our eyes toward greener pastures. Recently, we had the good fortune to advise a long time client  (20+ years), who was the founder of a multi-owner dental group, on the planning and execution of the
Taxes on the transfer of wealth upon death can be substantial. The tax burden, which is typically based on the value of the estate assets on the date of death, can be additionally painful if the value of the transferred assets declines in value after the date of death.
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