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Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

RE: Retirement

RE: Retirement

How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

What If You Get Audited?

What If You Get Audited?

The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.

 

Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?

When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.

Fallen Tree Damage—Who Pays?

Your liability for damages that occur when a tree on your property falls on your neighbor’s property is not clear cut.

Debt Stress

There’s a link between debt and stress.

Travel, Without the Baggage

Tips to avoid checking in luggage on your next vacation.

“Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Watch For

Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.

Death is No Excuse

The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.

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Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

Don't Buy The Hype

There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.

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