5 Financial Gifts You Should Consider Making

Making a financial gift during this holiday season is more than a generous gesture to a loved one. It can also be a very powerful planning strategy. The Wall Street Journal recently published a timely article on four financial gifts to consider. We agree with the article, but we would like to make one addition… Read More »

What Does a Trump Presidency Mean for You?

The votes are in. Donald Trump is the President Elect. WealthManagement.com has published a great analysis piece on what the future of estate planning could look like under a Trump administration, and we believe the highlights are worthy of your attention. When Trump campaigned, he proposed the following tax reforms: •    Eliminating the federal estate… Read More »

Your Estate May Be At Risk!

Long standing estate planning strategies which are used to help you reduce “estate tax”, and increase the inheritance you can leave for your family, may be changing and your estate may be at risk! On August 4, 2016, the IRS proposed regulations that will, if adopted, have the most comprehensive effect on the Estate Tax… Read More »

How FLPs and LLCs Can Help You Keep Assets and Disinherit the IRS

The Waltons was a long-running TV show in the 1970’s about a close-knit family that weathered tough times during the Great Depression and World War II. Today, people are more familiar with another set of soft-spoken, family-oriented Waltons, namely those who founded Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer. In sharp contrast, the modern day Waltons are… Read More »


Wise Guy’s Estate Plan Not So Wise

Most memorably known as mob boss Tony Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos, actor James Gandolfini died in June at age 51. He left behind an estate worth an estimated $70 million. But to many advisors, the way he divided his estate would have gotten the fictional wise guy knocked off for not shielding… Read More »