Tax Planning

The difference between death and taxes ...
is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.

“The taxman cometh”, as the old adage goes, but there are tax planning strategies that can be considered to help minimize Uncle Sam’s yearly payday. Tax advantaged investments, tax-deferred growth, and the strategic placement of assets to minimize your yearly tax bill are just some of the actionable strategies that can be employed within the management of your wealth. We advise you on which assets should be utilized first in retirement, when you should harvest a tax-loss or take a capital gain, the tax implications for holding particular investments, and the list goes on. Clearly understanding the impact of taxes is vital to achieving your financial goals. Therefore this is a fundamental focus for us in the management of your wealth.

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Jan 24, 2022

What is a relationship with a financial advisor worth to an investor? A study by Vanguard, one of the world’s largest money managers, attempts to answer that question. Vanguard’s whitepaper concludes that when an investor works with an advisor and receives professional investment advice, they may see a net portfolio return about 3% higher over … Continue reading “Measuring the Value of a Financial Advisor”

Jan 21, 2022

Information vs. instinct. When it comes to investment choices, many people believe they have a “knack” for choosing good investments. But what exactly is that “knack” based on? The fact is, the choices we make with our assets can be strongly influenced by factors, many of them emotional, that we may not even be aware … Continue reading “Making Investment Choices”

Jan 19, 2022

At some point in our lives, we may inherit a home or another form of real property. In such instances, we need to understand some of the jargon involving inherited real estate. What does “cost basis” mean? What is a “step-up?” What is the home sale tax exclusion, and  what kind of tax break does … Continue reading “Explaining the Basis of Inherited Real Estate”

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