The recently-passed Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act may change the way people save, and use, retirement funds. The Act comes with some changes that are worth taking advantage of—and some that are worth being aware of. As this took effect January 1, 2020, be sure to discuss possible impacts to your retirement planning with your tax professional soon.
Be aware of the latest telephone scams targeting the vulnerable elderly, and make sure your loved ones are protected from financial exploitation. Aside from prepaid credit card scams, some of the other most popular are IRS payments, Social Security, invoice and romance scams. Learn more about them and how you can protect those you love and care for.
Creating a legacy means planning for all aspects of the future, and a living will is the best way to take the guesswork out of your medical care. Stableford receives numerous questions on the living will topic each year. We’ve asked Nikki Polistina, Director of Client Relations and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ to respond to a few of the most frequently asked questions in this article.
Modern families want (and need) modern estate planning solutions. It’s no longer a “one size plan fits all” scenario where wealth follows marriage and blood lines. You want your trusts and wishes to reflect your journey at its current path while keeping an eye on the future. Trusts help you and your family – whomever it includes – enjoy the wealth that you’ve spent your lifetime accumulating.
You have spent your lifetime building your estate, investing funds, allocating assets and planning for the future. Do you know the most important aspects of estate planning? While every financial situation is different, this article covers ways to protect your beneficiaries and your investments. Ultimately, the consensus is clear: keeping a current estate plan is a must and prepares your loved ones for the unexpected.
On the heels of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and as the new year approaches, the IRS has published changes to contribution limits for the tax year 2019, reaffirming that change is inevitable. Understanding the changes made to tax laws as they happen should be an essential part of your tax planning strategies. Stableford Capital’s tax services can help prepare you to comply with the changes and maximize the benefits of your personal tax return or business tax preparation – it’s not what you make, it’s what you keep.
Do you want to feel in control of your money as you head into the new year? Then it’s time to begin your year-end financial planning. Whether you are currently working and planning for the future or quickly approaching retirement, financial planning is an essential part of a year-end tasks. Q4 is a great time to review your current asset allocations, investment opportunities and taxes to set you up for a prosperous new year.
It is undeniable – your financial plan must include healthcare coverage, no matter which route you take. And although the ins and outs of Medicare and supplemental coverage may seem confusing, an experienced financial advisor can help you sort out the options and the best coverage for you.
As you are strategically planning for your family’s future or dealing with an unclear financial situation after a sudden loss, who you work with matters. While experience and knowledge are always paramount, in this particular situation, empathy is what to look for in a financial planner