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Phase 1 Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Luke Tilley |
Wilmington Wire
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January 17, 2020 — On January 15, President Trump and Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China Liu He signed a Phase 1 trade deal, bringing a hiatus—though likely not an end—to two years (almost to the day) of tariff threats and levies on goods traded between the U.S. and China.The Phase 1 deal covered several areas, some more fully than others.

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Opportunities and Challenges Under the SECURE Act

Matthew J. Mancini, CFP®, ChFC®, AEP® |
Wealth Planning
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The SECURE Act contains many changes for individuals with retirement plans as well as small businesses with retirement plans.The elimination of the “stretch” provisions for most non-spouse beneficiaries of IRAs and defined contribution plans (like a 401(k)) is perhaps the most significant and publicized change that is brought about by the SECURE Act.The Act provides for a later starting date for required minimum distributions (RMDs) from retirement accounts, up to 72 from 70½.

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Assets and Prenuptial Agreements

Sharon L. Klein |
Wealth Planning
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This article reprint was published in the October 2019 issue of New Jersey Business and provides an overview of protecting assets with a prenuptial agreement. Issues such as the legal aspects of creating a prenuptial agreement are discussed.Financial arrangements and child custody considerations are also covered.The authors offer a reminder that lack of proper pre-marital planning, particularly for business owners, can be disastrous.

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