Charitable giving has many benefits on its own. Some taxpayers wrongly assume it is always beneficial for taxes, but that depends on individual tax circumstances and the type of donation.
Lately, there have been several stories regarding the possibility that the U.S. economy is in a stock market bubble. It seems whenever there are extended time periods with high growth, the word bubble appears and investors start to become uneasy. So, what are bubbles and should we be concerned with them?
Taking steps now to transfer your physical stock to electronic will take a considerable burden off of your executor. Plus, if you are able to transfer your physical stock while you are alive, you may also be able to retitle said stock and avoid probate.
What happens if any of your primary or contingent beneficiaries pass away before you? If your intent is to leave behind a legacy for that particular beneficiary’s heirs, adding the Per Stirpes designation may be advantageous.
Since the SECURE Act passed in December of 2019, several clients have reached out regarding the so-called “10 Year Rule” which stipulates all retirement assets must be distributed to certain beneficiaries within 10 years of the client’s passing.
Throughout the past several months investors have seen turbulent markets affect not only their portfolios but their livelihood as well. As we continue to monitor this unsettling time we also see opportunity.