The Basics of a Health Savings Account

Matthew J. Mancini, CFP®, ChFC®, AEP® |
Wealth Planning
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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.

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Emerald GEM 17: The Importance of Asset Titling in Estate Planning

Matthew T. Lee |
Emerald GEMs

August 25, 2020—What is not necessarily top of mind, but also deserves careful consideration, is how the assets that will eventually comprise your estate are titled. This is because how assets are titled will impact how they are transferred at death, which can have a range of planning implications and possibly affect whether an estate plan ultimately achieves its intended goals and objectives.

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Emerald GEM 16: Tax Strategies for Selling Qualified Small Business Stock

Andrew J. Horwitz, CFP® |
Emerald GEMs

August 18, 2020—When considering the sale of qualified small business stock, you may be asking if there are any income and estate tax-advantaged opportunities that may allow you to exclude federal capital gains taxes on such sale and reduce potential estate taxes. National Director of Wealth Strategies Drew Horwitz discusses Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS), how it works, and how it may create effective tax strategies for small business investors and owners.

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