All Emerald GEMs Podcasts Episodes

Using Strategic Financing to Help Work Toward Achieving Your Wealth Transfer Goals

Charlotte G. Philips |
Emerald GEMs

February 23, 2021—Customized financing solutions can play a significant role in your wealth plan. In fact, an estate or succession plan that includes appropriate borrowing strategies can help preserve a family’s legacy and enable a more efficient wealth transfer from one generation to the next.

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Minimizing State Income Tax Using Trusts

Jeffrey C. Wolken |
Emerald GEMs

February 9, 2021, GEM 32 — Many people are familiar with personal trusts because they are common estate planning vehicles. However, a lesser known fact is personal trusts may also be used to minimize state income tax liabilities. By holding your wealth inside a trust, you may limit the ability of your home state to tax the trust’s income. In today’s podcast, National Director of Delaware Trust Planning, Jeff Wolken, discusses the steps you can take to mitigate state income tax.

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Gifting Assets Under a Biden Administration

Alvina H. Lo |
Emerald GEMs

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.

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