January 26, 2021, GEM 31 — With the Biden administration and Democrat-controlled Congress now in place, the lifetime gift exemption—currently at an all-time high—could revert to a drastically lower level sooner rather than later. Therefore, now is the time for gifting assets while the higher exemption is still available. In today’s podcast, Chief Wealth Strategist Alvina Lo discusses actionable estate planning strategies, including common roadblocks and how to overcome them.
With big changes in the White House, wealth planning is key.After many recounts and court challenges, Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been inaugurated as President of the United States.For those whose assets are significant enough to have a taxable estate, planning will be even more important now. With the potential for a considerably reduced federal gift tax exemption, now is the time to make significant gifts.
September 22, 2020, GEM 21 — When contemplating your estate plan, you may wonder whether you should have a revocable trust, also known as a living trust, in addition to your will. The answer may depend on your net worth and the nature of your assets. Generally, the more assets you have, and the more complicated they are, the more you may benefit from a revocable trust.
Are your insurance strategies covering the full spectrum of protection you need?With estate taxes due typically nine months after the date of death, having a liquidity strategy in place will help keep your assets secure from an unintended sale.A new study from The First Street Foundation lists 14.6 million properties in the 100-year flood zone, which is where there is a 1% chance of a flood striking in any one year.
What steps have you taken to help your clients protect, monitor, and limit access to financial information from caregivers and other potential outside predators? Patrick Conley, CEO, Franklin Global Inc., met with Wilmington Trust’s President, Western Region Brian Oard and Chief Wealth Strategist Alvina Lo at the 2019 Hawaii Tax Institute to outline important steps families should take to protect their love ones from elder abuse.