Prepare Now for a Year-End Investment Review
October 9, 2014  | By Kevin Smith

Getting organized for your year-end investment review with your financial professional may help make the review process more efficient. Here are some suggestions for making your meeting as productive as possible. Decide what you want to know One of the…Read More

Leaving Assets to Your Heirs: Income Tax Considerations
October 9, 2014  | By Kevin Smith

An inheritance is generally worth only what your heirs get to keep after taxes are paid. So when it comes to leaving a legacy, not all property is created equal–at least as far as federal income tax is concerned. When…Read More

Retiring and Relocating? Don’t Neglect State Taxes!
October 9, 2014  | By Kevin Smith

If you’re retired, or about to retire, you may be thinking about relocating to a state that has low tax rates or provides special tax benefits to retirees. Here’s a survey that may jump-start your search for a tax-friendly state…Read More

Deadline Approaching for Undoing a 2013 Roth IRA Conversion
October 1, 2014  | By Kevin Smith

If you converted a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA in 2013 and your Roth IRA has sustained losses, you may want to consider whether it makes sense to undo (recharacterize) your conversion. You have until October 15, 2014, to…Read More