Month: November 2020

Giving

A New Season of Gift Giving

We won’t break out in song, but this is something to celebrate in 2020. Charitable gifting – in many cases – is providing the planning opportunity of a lifetime! Are you aware that you may deduct up to 100% of your Adjusted Gross Income by way of making charitable gifts in cash this year? If…
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November 30, 2020 0
Lifeboat

Are You in the Lifeboat with Your Investments?

Most of us know the story: It was 11:40 PM on April 14, 1912. Lookout Frederick Fleet spotted an iceberg immediately ahead of the Titanic and alerted the bridge. First Officer William Murdoch ordered the ship to be steered around the obstacle and the engines to be put in reverse, but it was too late.1.…
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November 24, 2020 0
College

College Funding in 2020

Paying for college tuition can be a daunting task: for the 2019-2020 school academic year, the average cost of attendance for private colleges and public colleges is $53,980 and $26,590 respectively.1 Among those who borrow, the average debt at graduation is $25,921.2 Luckily, there are some unique ways to fund college that can help you…
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November 17, 2020 0
Election

Election Results and Your Next Steps

Leading up to the election, we focused on several areas in your life that the results could have major impact on. Right now – post election – is the time to prioritize your to do list in light of the results. As I sit here writing, the presidency is still uncertain. Yet the House and…
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November 10, 2020 0
Farm

Ag-Value and Estate Taxation

According to the IRS: Estate Tax is a tax on your right to transfer property at your death. Due to what might be owed at your death, the government realized that estates comprised mostly of small businesses, farms, and ranches could face ruin after the death of the owner. So, in 1997 Section 2032A of the tax code…
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November 3, 2020 0