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Keys to Prevailing Through Stock Market Declines

Given recent stock market turbulence and uncertainty, you may have doubts about your long-term investment strategy. Here are some tips to help you avoid common pitfalls and stay on track toward achieving your financial goals


Summer 2015 Money at Work

Q's and A's on Power of Attorney

At some point in time, you may face the possibility that you could become incapacitated.  How will you handle your financial affairs?  Who will make your decisions?  Where will you live?  These important issues must be addressed.   One idea is to establish a durable power of attorney. Here are the answers to several key questions about this planning technique. Read more >

How to undo a Roth conversion

In the financial world, you are usually not allowed to undo a transaction.  You made your decision, and now you have to live with it, for better or worse.  But there is a notable exception for retirement-savers. If it suits your purposes, you can “recharacterize” a Roth IRA conversion. Read more >

Finding the investment high ground

Believe it or not, it is possible to reap rewards from your investments while accomplishing a sound environmental, ethical or socially conscious objective. This concept of “socially responsible and sustainable investing” (SRI) is taking hold with many investors around the country. According to The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF), in 2014 a staggering estimated $6.57 trillion or more was being invested based on SRI strategies. Read more >

The lowdown on charitable remainder trusts

A valuable estate-planning tool for decades, the charitable remainder trust (CRT) has generated increased interest in recent years. Now that the usual 15% tax rate on long-term capital gains has been raised to 20% for upper-income investors and a 3.8% surtax may also apply to a portion of your investment income, there are added incentives to look into a CRT. This is a popular way to shield assets from adverse tax consequences. Read more >

Spring 2015 Money at Work

Questions to ask before retirement

Are you nearing retirement or contemplating calling it quits early? In either event, this decision requires a thorough analysis of your situation. Although everyone's circumstances are different, here are some key questions you should ask yourself... Read more >

Learn from stock market history

If you have been investing in the stock market long enough, you have likely known good times and bad. It is the inherent nature of the market, as measured by the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), the Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500 Index and other well- known indicators, to fluctuate (see page 3).  At other times, the market may be relatively stagnant. Read more >

Greater estate‐tax security for assets

Do you have assets that you plan to pass along to your spouse and other heirs? Of course, "you can't take it with you," but you may maximize the transfer of wealth without any dire estate consequences. One of the key tax law rules that can currently work in your favor is the "portability" provision. Read more >

Seven issues when suddenly widowed

It is difficult enough to plan ahead when a spouse faces a life threatening illness, but it is even tougher when your loved one unexpectedly passes away. Besides the emotional turmoil, there are numerous financial decisions for a surviving spouse to make and obligations and deadlines to meet. Read more >

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