Special-needs trusts have been around for a number of years, but two parts of this picture are changing: longer life expectancies and tax laws. Modera’s Mindy Neira, Chartered Special-Needs Consultant, shares her perspectives on how special-needs trusts work, in this Wall Street Journal article by Glenn Ruffenauf.
The Biden administration and the U.S. Treasury have recently announced several tax proposals, with policy debate now underway in both houses of Congress. Clarifications and details will emerge over the coming months as some proposals are amended or eliminated and new provisions considered. Any final legislation will likely differ from its current form. We are sharing our preliminary perspectives in this communication.
Mark Rioboli, CFP®, CFS, of Modera’s Wayne PA office, shares his perspectives on common mistakes people make when it comes to estate planning and some tips on how to avoid those common pitfalls. Read more in this article by Hank Berkowitz.
Some of you may be wondering what financial guidance to provide your children who are graduating college or starting their working careers. I use the information below for personal reference and I thought you might find it useful. I pay attention to my budget and organize my money by waterfalling it into different “buckets”
You might know the benefits of a home equity line of credit, but many homeowners don’t know about the pitfalls to avoid. Modera’s own Chief Investment Officer, George Padula, shares insights on some of the pros and cons of a HELOC in this article by Robert Powell of TheStreet.
What will the huge stimulus act, which President Joe Biden signed into law last week, mean for individuals, markets and the economy? George Padula shares his views.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing has seen significant attention and growth. In this article, we will provide an overview of ESG and delve into the investing considerations.
Do you have an exit strategy for your business or career? Whether you are a corporate executive or a business owner, there will come a time when you want, or need, to transition to the next phase of life. Done in advance, this can be an optimistic process, it should define how YOU want to exit. As the plan develops, there will be reality checks and alternative paths to consider, but at this point it should be a framework of how you want the future to look.
The IRS has left employee contribution limits unchanged from 2020 for 401(k) and other retirement plans. Why revisit if the limits haven’t changed?