A lot has been written and said about the current efforts in Congress to pass “tax reform”. We have and will continue to discuss the proposals and their impact with our clients in planning meetings, etc. To date we have chosen to remain silent in light of the many income tax proposals and continuing […]
Once a marriage has broken down and a decision is made by one or both parties to divorce, the impact can be devastating. Devastating not only to the individuals involved, but also to the children, family, friends and employers of the divorcing couple. Divorce not only has a traumatic emotional impact, but a financial impact […]
As you grow older, your housing needs may change. Maybe you’ll get tired of doing yardwork. You might want to retire in sunny Florida or live close to your grandchildren in Illinois. Perhaps you’ll need to live in a nursing home or an assisted-living facility. Or, after considering your options, you may even decide to […]
If one stock represents 20-30% or more of your portfolio, your wealth may be too concentrated and therefore subject to risk from the ups and downs of that security. This can happen any number of ways: perhaps you inherited a significant stock position, acquired the stock when you sold a company, or worked for the […]
Changing jobs soon? Have you considered the impact on your cash flow, equity compensation, retirement plan and tax liability during and after the transition? Getting the timing right can make all the difference. There may be timing implications for your stock options, performance shares, restricted stock, 401(k) and pension.
Women tend to outlive men, and half of those who’ll outlive their spouse become widowed before age 65. What if your spouse unexpectedly dies? Are you prepared to manage your family’s financial matters?
Arranging for the funeral, gathering important financial documents, accessing your family’s assets — what should you do and whom should you contact? Do you know where the passwords are stored to access the household accounts?
Get prepared. It’s time to dig into your household finances, discuss the “what ifs” with your spouse.