Now is the time to consider both conventional and situational strategies.Routine year-end planning includes income tax, capital gains, annual exclusion gifting, and estate planning considerations.Supplementing your routine strategies with situational strategies can help further enhance your financial and tax positions.A well-coordinated plan is key to utilizing this year’s opportunities and being well prepared for what may come in the future. First and foremost, wealth planning is a process.
It’s a Thriller! What is a celebrity’s name and image worth after they die? Michael Jackson’s name and image was valued on his estate tax return at ~$2,000, by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on audit at ~$435 million and by the Tax Court at ~$4 million.
This article was published in the July 23, 2021 issue of MarketWatch. In it, Sharon Klein shares her insights on why many professional football players, and athletes in general, don’t enjoy the long-term financial stability of their dreams. While athletes are making more money than ever, they can be financially vulnerable, potentially depriving them of a secure, long-term financial future.