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As the pandemic continues, more retirees may feel compelled to help family members who find themselves in a difficult financial situation this year. Before you write a check, take a moment to think about four important considerations.
While new parents initially plan for their child’s immediate needs, planning for the future is just as important. From setting up a college savings plan to naming a guardian in your will, here are a few things new parents should consider.
In this recorded webinar, Kelli Peterson, Dominick Parillo, and Peter Doyle provide a summary of 2020 tax updates and year-end tax planning strategies to consider.
We’ve all heard the saying “cash is king,” but what does that mean in a low interest rate environment? Financial advisor Chris Ruedi looks at how cash can be used in a portfolio and examines how much is enough to have on hand.
As 2020 draws to a close, this may be a good time to re-evaluate your business strategy. John Ruedi suggests several questions business owners can ask themselves as the pandemic continues.
If you are one of millions of “Boomers” reaching age 65 each year, you must enroll in Medicare on time to avoid penalties. Financial advisor Kevin Kingston provides a helpful overview of important details you need to know about the enrollment process.
Amid election uncertainty and rising daily COVID cases, broadly, risk assets paused in October. Reversing recent trends, U.S. small value stocks led the way from a return perspective.
As life expectancy continues to increase, chances are you will need access to long-term care services as you age. Financial advisor Kevin Kingston outlines the basics of long-term care financing options in his latest blog post.
As more employers shift from pensions to 401(k) plans, more employees will need to figure out how to handle their options. Financial advisor Chris Ruedi discusses some of the benefits of lump-sum pension options.
Alex Strauss explores the proposed Illinois Graduated Income Tax Amendment and its potential impact.
When you’re running and growing a business, it may seem impossible to find the time to think about and create a business succession plan. Chris Plagge, director of tax and business services, helps you make sense of all the moving parts in his latest blog post.
Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote, “Nothing is certain except death and taxes,” still rings true today. In fact, both death and taxes come into play when applied to the federal estate tax. In this blog post, Mary Beth Brummond outlines how the election may affect estate tax legislation.