Top 6 Positive Planning Strategies in a Challenging Environment

Alvina H. Lo |
Wealth Planning
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Amid chaos, there is a silver lining for estate planning opportunities. Although we are facing many challenges on the health, economic, and market fronts, we would be remiss not to explore the positive ways that your estate plan can benefit from low interest rates and depressed asset values.There are several wealth and estate planning strategies that are particularly attractive in this kind of climate.

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7 Ways to Make Tax Time Less Taxing

Wealth Planning

A roundup of advice for taxpayers, investors, and philanthropists during tax season. Enhance portfolio diversification by pooling concentrated holdings and cut capital gains when you sell stocks.Reduce state income taxes, which can be considerable in certain states.Make charitable gifts in the most tax-savvy fashion.Tax time. “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” said no one ever.

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Video: Why the First State Remains the Top Choice for Personal Trusts

Jeffrey C. Wolken |
Wealth Planning
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Delaware was the first state to pioneer many innovative trust laws, but the competition for trusts is fierce among the states. Wilmington Trust’s National Director, Delaware Trust Planning Jeff Wolken, sits down with Editor in Chief of Trusts & Estates magazine, Susan Lipp, at the 54th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning to share his insights on how Delaware sets itself apart from other states.Please see important disclosures at the end of the video.

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