Archive for March 2018

Little-Known Law helps pay for Long Term Care

In August of 2006, President Bush signed into law the Pension Protection Act of 2006. The Act had one great element: it helps individuals to get Long Term Care protection. This is achieved by providing tax advantages to those who exchange existing deferred annuities contracts or life insurance policies for new linked-benefit annuity contracts or…

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The Estate, Gift, & GST exemption amounts have changed.

  Important Updates: The Estate, Gift, and GST exemption amounts have changed.   The IRS has just released revised inflation-adjusted amounts based on chained CPI as directed in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Most numbers remained the same, including all income tax brackets. Here are the changes: The Estate Tax exemption amount for 2018…

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Fiduciary vs. Broker – What’s the difference?

Retirement, Holistic Planning, Retirement Planning, 401(k), Annuities, Investing, Financial Services, Financial Future, Savings Account, Retirement Savings, Lisa Barram, Retirement Prosperity Group, Daniel Barram, Fiduciary

In the past few months, we have seen a rise in use of popular “designations” with the word Fiduciary in the title and I realize this may lead you to believe that someone who calls themselves, for example, an “Accredited Investment Fiduciary” is, in fact, acting as a Fiduciary, but that is not necessarily the case.    Unfortunately, this designation does…

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