Category Archives: Trust

Trusts Have Changed: Time To Re-Engineer Your Estate Plan

by Ashlea Ebeling The federal tax overhaul just doubled the amount of wealth you can pass to heirs estate-tax-free–without using any trusts or planning gimmicks. Yet rather than looking for a new specialty, top trust lawyers are positively giddy about the opportunities created by the law President Trump signed three days before Christmas. The letter of the law allows slightly more than $11 million per person to be passed to kids or other noncharitable heirs… Read More »

Developing A Retirement Playbbook

Joel Johnson Ever wonder what it might be like to be a retirement “all-star?” To have a plan in place so that you can live the retirement you’ve always wanted, stress-free and confident about your financial future? It all starts with a playbook of important strategies and tools to get you on the road to financial freedom. Retirement Playbook Tip #1 – Develop a Strategy It sounds pretty basic – you have to have a… Read More »

FAFSA Tips and Changes

If you have a child or grandchild heading to college next fall, make sure they submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), even if you don’t think they will qualify. Upper middle income families may qualify, depending on circumstances like parents’ age, health care costs and number of children attending college. What’s more, many merit-based scholarship programs require applicants to file a FAFSA. This year’s form should be completed as soon as possible… Read More »