September 28, 2018— As was fully expected and fully priced in, the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates again on September 26, and signaled that it expects to keep doing so over the next couple of years. The federal funds rate range increase of 25 basis points, or bps (0.25%), brought its target up to 2.00%–2.25%.
In a perfect world, creating and implementing your estate plan would be a straightforward process. Your intended distribution of assets would meet your goals and your family would see the plan as equitable to everyone. In reality, however, developing an effective estate plan can be a challenge both emotionally and financially. For example, you may
September 21, 2018— The high cost of tuition, room and board, etc. (much of which falls under the student loan debt umbrella) is top of mind all year long for students and their parents alike—particularly when you consider that it’s the largest form of non-mortgage debt held by households. Household debt—which, in addition to student