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How to Prepare for the Biden Estate Tax Increases

The Biden administrations has proposed big tax law changes, with some of the most sweeping changes being made to taxes on assets passed on at death, often called estate taxes. Here’s a summary of the most notable proposals and strategies to consider if they are passed into law.

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Should I Leave Washington State to Avoid the Estate Tax?

How much of our nest egg will be lost to estate taxes when we pass? Is there anything we can do? Would moving to another state help? Washingtonians face an additional burden because Washington adds a 10-20% state estate tax on top of federal estate taxes. So, is moving to another state the only solution? Before you put up that for sale sign, here are a few other options to consider.

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6 Keys to Successful Investing

What separates successful investment strategies from those that fail? It’s usually not expert stock picking or timing the market – it’s leveraging what you control to your advantage. There are some things we don’t control: the market, tax laws, and inflation rates. But there are many things we do control: saving, spending, and sticking to your investment strategies. These 6 steps can help build an investment strategy based on what you can control.

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Out of Your Estate, Not Out of Reach

Can we reduce our estate tax bill without losing access to our assets? When properly coordinated, strategies like these can help move assets out of your estate without putting them entirely out of reach!

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Which Assets Do I Spend and Which Do I Pass On?

When it comes to spending and passing on your assets, don’t miss these strategic tips to maximize your impact on your life, loved ones, and causes you care about!

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The Biden Tax Plan, 2020 Lessons Learned & What to Expect in 2021

2020 presented many challenges, but also opportunities and lessons learned. As we turn the page and look to 2021, we’ll look at 2020 lessons learned and what to expect in 2021.

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