Category: Taxes

Make It Last – Ep 150 – The Big Bad Wolf

Listen Here! You already have the foundation, but what’s a house without walls and a roof? Victor gives you all the materials you need to make sure the Big Bad Wolf doesn’t blow your house down. Then, Victor goes on to discuss the challenges behind guiding his clients through their estate planning and the three[...]

Make It Last – Ep 148 – Two By Four

Listen Here! This week on Make It Last, Victor and Mark will be discussing two major topics: What are the 4 things that all successful retirees have in common, and what are the 4 major costs of estate planning? Once you have these two questions answered, you'll be able to successfully strength test your retirement[...]

Make It Last – Ep 144 – The Importance of Planning Ahead

Listen Here! This week on Make It Last, Victor explains the difference between an elder law attorney and a general law attorney. Then, Victor talks about all of the documentation you need in order to have a sustainable retirement plan. Find out why it's important that you establish a plan before taxes (potentially) go up[...]

Make It Last – Ep 124 – Making Things Easier For Your Family & Retirement Tools Are Not Enough To Help You

This week, Victor & Mark begin the show talking about how important estate planning is, if you want to make things easier for your loved ones who you leave behind. Then, there are a lot of retirement tools out there like 401ks and Roth IRAs - are they enough for your future? Finally, the pair[...]

Why It Makes Sense to Consider Your 2017 Taxes Now

Tax planning should always work in conjunction with your estate planning, and the end of the year is a great time to look ahead to the future with your taxes. It's easy to feel as though we're just at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but it's actually an excellent opportunity to look ahead to[...]

Thinking About Becoming a Snowbird? Do Your Research First

A new study from Maryland shows that the majority of people who achieve age 61 are free to choose where they want to live. This is not that surprising for many retirees, who want to consider moving at least on a part time basis to a more ideal locale. In fact, up to one third[...]

How to Use Partnership Income Tax Rules for The Purposes of Estate Planning

There are many different strategies that exist for passing wealth from one generation to another without having to encounter the estate tax. Many of these, however, may still be subjected to the generation skipping tax and other congressional measures. A novel strategy that may help you accomplish the goal of avoiding these consequences while passing[...]

January 1st Marks Beginning of Phase Out for New Jersey Estate Tax

The New Jersey estate tax was a hot topic this last year with New Jersey legislators primarily because of increased concerns about individuals approaching retirement and beyond who were leaving the state in order to avoid having a significant chunk of their estate paid out in taxes when they pass away. Many of these individuals[...]

Why the Holidays are the Perfect Time to Update an Estate Plan

We all know the holidays are the right time for sleigh riding, bell ringing, and tree trimming… but what about estate planning? https://gty.im/88749768 The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently suggested something I like to remind my clients of as well: the holidays truly are the perfect time to update an estate plan. Why? Two reasons, really: togetherness[...]

The gift that keeps on giving: paying your grandchildren’s college tuition

Paying your grandchildren’s (or adult children’s) college tuition is one of the greatest gifts you can make. The education lasts a lifetime and opens a world of opportunity for your grandchildren. In a way, it is like giving a gift to your children as well, since it alleviates their concerns about paying for their children’s[...]