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Two recent bank closures have put investors on high alert and sent markets scrambling. In this edition of Market Thoughts, learn what happened, what CAPTRUST is watching for next, and how this is different from the bank bailouts of 2008.
The birth of your first child is a wonderful time to start thinking about or reviewing your financial plan. Often, a new child will spark conversations about wills, savings, retirement, education, and household budgets. This checklist can help you understand some of the most important steps to take.
What is your big, bold goal for retirement? And what legacy do you want to leave behind? These are some of the key questions a financial advisor might ask when they are getting to know you as a client. Some people just want to be sure they won’t run out of money in retirement. But if you know you’re going to have enough, the question becomes, what will you do with the excess? What are you dreaming about that your financial plan and investment portfolio can help you achieve?
In this article, we look at the high gas prices and what to considering when buying an electric vehicle.
After you retire, you’ll probably focus more on your health than ever before.
Not educating yourself about which investments may be able to help you pursue your financial goals and how to approach the investing process is a mistake for any saver. Read on to find out how knowledge about your investments creates financial independence.
Delve into this quick read to pick up six basic principles that may help you invest more successfully—from considering different asset allocations to making sense of time horizons and understanding long-term compounding.
If you give away money or property during your life, those transfers may be subject to federal gift and estate tax and perhaps state gift tax. The money and property you own when you die (i.e., your estate) may also be subject to federal gift and estate tax, and some form of state death tax. These property transfers may also be subject to generation-skipping transfer taxes. You should understand all of these taxes, especially since the passage of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (the 2001 Tax Act); the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the 2010 Tax Act); the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the 2012 Tax Act); and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The recent Tax Acts contain several changes that make estate planning much easier.
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