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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.
Washington State’s 7% capital gain tax has been signed into law. Here’s what you need to know and what you can do to prepare!
Health Savings Accounts, or HSAs, can be a great way to pay for healthcare expenses and save taxes. And, with these 3 tips, you can significantly increase your HSA’s impact.
A replay of our April 28, 2021 webinar discussing market values, inflation, the WA State LTC payroll tax, and why you should have a retirement “life portfolio.”
For businesses with multiple owners, proper succession planning is key. Selling your stake and sailing off into retirement is the dream, but a complete plan must account for the unexpected death or disability of an owner. Here’s what to know about Buy-Sell Agreements.
The first quarter of 2021 brought continued economic recovery, gains in markets, and the COVID-19 vaccine is being rapidly administered, bringing hope that we’re approaching post-pandemic times. Let’s look at common questions we encountered this quarter.
Will the 2020 pandemic stimulus cause significant inflation? Let’s look at what inflation is and what causes it, how money supply increases like federal stimulus affect it, and where we are now.
Washington State’s LTC Trust Act is intended to offer long-term care coverage to state residents funded by a mandatory payroll tax. Here’s how it works and how you can opt out.
Making connections across generations isn’t always easy. But building an intentionally-designed Family Generosity plan is a great place to start!
What if we thought of retirement as a starting line rather than a finish line? Think beyond the superficial hobbies and vacations. An intentionally designed “life portfolio” can bring satisfaction in knowing that you continue to make a difference in your life and in the lives of those you care about.
In recent years, the Long Term Care (LTC) insurance market has evolved, and hybrid plans have emerged that combine life insurance with long term care benefits. In many ways, hybrid plans are an upgrade on traditional benefits. This case study helps compare and contrast these options.
When and how should you consider long term care insurance? Answer these 4 questions and you be on your way to making an informed decision.
Planning for a child with special needs carries a range of complexities. There is no single best strategy – your situation needs a customized approach, but these strategies should help make an informed decision for your child and family.
Few will ever go through the process of selling a business. Here are five pitfalls to avoid if you happen to be one of the lucky ones who have the opportunity to sell!
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!