Paying for the (Grand) Child’s Education: Making Educated Choices

Sharon L. Klein |
Wealth Planning
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This article reprint was recently published in the Bloomberg BNA’s Estates, Gifts, and Trusts Journal.  Simple annual exclusion gifting can be a very valuable source of funding. Leveraging annual exclusion gifting with trust structures can potentially enhance the benefits. Utilizing the 2018 $11.18 million gift tax exemption has the potential to powerfully impact the educational

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Strategies for Funding Higher Education

Laura Ferrino, CFP®, CTFA, CLU, CCPS |
Wealth Planning
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Like any financial goal, planning in advance for the cost of higher education is key.  Families need to feel confident their student is getting the right academic experience at the right cost. The appropriate funding strategy can differ widely depending on both student academics and family finances. Parents and grandparents alike have many options to

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Is Your Advisor Putting Your Best Interest First?

Jeffrey C. Wolken |
Wealth Planning
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Understanding the importance of working with a fiduciary.   Fiduciaries are responsible for acting in the best interest of the individuals they serve, and are entrusted with a high standard of care.  A corporate fiduciary provides experience and objectivity needed to manage family trusts for the long term. Establishing a trusted relationship with an experienced fiduciary

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