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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.
A law was recently passed that adds tax breaks and makes changes to employer-provided retirement plans. If your small business has a current plan for employees or if you’re thinking about adding one, you should familiarize yourself with the new rules.
VIDEO: Keep more of your investment dollars in your pocket with the following tax minimization strategies. In this short video, we'll cover seven strategies to help you minimize taxes when investing in stocks, real estate and other types of assets.
Avoid unintended consequences by making sure that the beneficiary designations listed on your retirement plan(s), annuities, and IRAs are up to date. Did you know that the named beneficiary takes priority over the beneficiaries named in your Will?
Your 401(k) is extremely important to your future and you need to be proactive to ensure that your 401(k) is well managed.  The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a list of 10 indicators that your retirement plan may be poorly managed.
Owners of a family-owned business many times underestimate the need for a succession plan for their family business. The thinking may be "we’re a family business and there'll always be a family member here to keep the company going and no one will stand in the way." 
Offering a 401(k) plan has become a competitive necessity for businesses, but some some employees are so accustomed to having a plan they ignore their 401(k) or at most pay very little attention to it. As a business owner, it's in your best interest to keep your employees engaged
Nonprofit organizations rely on donor gifts to achieve their objectives. There are two kinds of gifts, restricted--that come with conditions attached; and unrestricted, that can be added to general operating funds and used where needed.. 
A cash balance plan is a defined benefit plan, which specifies the amount a participant will receive in retirement. But unlike traditional defined benefit plans, such as pensions, cash balance plans express those benefits in the form of a 401(k)-style account balance, rather than a formula tied to years of
As the owner of a small or closely-held business you likely consider your enterprise to be your life’s work. It is an area you have poured tremendous time, energy, and money into to build an important portion of the legacy you will leave behind.
It can be easy for us to put off key estate planning issues but often waiting until an unforeseen event like a family death or sickness can prove too late. Estate planning helps to preserve the assets you worked hard to accumulate during your life and make sure they go
Have you ever wanted to start saving for retirement or increase your savings rate, yet you hesitated due to all the complexity of investment alternatives? Start saving now so you will improve your future retirement outlook.
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