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LWP Blog: Financial Insights
As we recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day today, we are reminded of a sobering fact: senior citizens are an especially vulnerable segment of the population.
Imagine an aspiring student athlete attending fourth period economics in an ordinary high school classroom. While others might have looked on Economics as dry, this student found he really liked the study of the world’s markets and how they operated.
Cyber and identity theft are big business. In a recent session I attended on this topic, the presenter pulled up a website that sold stolen credit card numbers. There were over fifteen available stolen credit card numbers in one Edina zip code alone.
You may have heard media reports that the Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a 60-day delay of its Fiduciary Rule effort.
Protecting your financial information is always a top priority for us. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently reminded us that tax-related scams, even after tax season, are still pervasive.
Recently, a few clients shared their reactions with me about an item in the news: that more financial advisors will soon be required to work in their clients’ best interests. This is called the “Fiduciary Standard.”
A key area of planning for our clients includes strategies to reduce tax on capital gains (the tax paid on sales of appreciated investments). Yes, we want gains, but once achieved, Uncle Sam and the other taxing authorities also like a “piece of the action.”