October 20, 2020, GEM 24 — This year end is a little different than usual. Not only has 2020 been a year of uncertainty due to the global pandemic, which continues to linger, but we are now facing a presidential election as well. Depending on the outcome, you may need to make a few modifications to your estate and tax planning strategies. Director of Wealth Strategies Lisa Ligas provides some key strategies to help you optimize your plan for today and for the year ahead.
A health savings account (HSA) is a tax-advantaged way of saving for health care expenses now and in the future. The contributions you make to an HSA are income-tax-free, the growth and earnings are tax deferred (or tax-free), and the distributions are tax-free, provided they are used for a qualified health expense. A health savings account is also a portable account, meaning you own and control it, and there are no “use-it-or-lose-it” provisions.
Having a well-built plan can allow you to optimize opportunities as they emerge.Financial planning is a process, and one that should be built from a solid foundation.With the right plan in place, you can help provide stability and protection for your loved ones now and in the years ahead.It may be an excellent time to examine opportunities to optimize your financial planning based on changes in today’s economic environment.