Transferring wealth to beneficiaries should be done with tax reduction in mind. Keep an estate intact by strategizing with gifting, insurance, buy/sell agreements, and trusts. Retain control of business assets and benefit from profits while arranging for a smooth transfer of responsibilities in estate planning.
High net worth individuals who leverage life insurance give themselves access to the cash value of the policies. You can borrow against life insurance accounts or use it to invest. You can also pass along the cash value of a permanent life insurance tax-free through gifting under $15k or irrevocable life insurance trusts.
When considering your legacy and future of your family, you likely think of it in terms of trusts, asset management and powers of attorney. An ethical will goes a step beyond traditional wills to include more personal details and is an excellent complement to any estate plan. If you see an ethical will as a valuable part of your legacy, it’s never too early to start writing one.
When meeting with our clients regarding their estate planning and family wealth management, one of the top requests is to transfer wealth to children and grandchildren. While the first thought is often to leave assets in a will or trust, why wait? A strong family wealth management plan can include gifting in the present with limited tax liabilities. Top tips to maintain control and see the benefits now.
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.