Tax & Estate Planning
- Nov 16 2018Gifting Remains a Viable Strategy to Limit Taxes
Charitable giving is a great way to save on taxes--even under the new Trump Administration tax laws. Here are 3 great examples.Nov 7 2018Should You Pay off Your Mortgage? A Difficult Decision.
It's usually best to pay off your mortgage before retirement. That said, we don't live in a perfect world. Read our thoughts on the best course of action!Nov 5 2018Update on Your Real Estate: Portland Is Cooling Off (Part Five)
After 8 strong years of relentless price gains, the real estate party is cooling off in metro Portland/Clark County. Here are 2 data points.Nov 1 2018Retirement Planning Strategies: 7 Year-End Mistakes to Avoid
Some of the biggest mistakes advisors make involve IRAs and retirement planning. Protect your clients and add these seven strategies to your checklist.Oct 10 2018Where’s the Beneficiary Form…?
Inherited IRAs are one of the biggest issues advisors deal with. Read these case studies to understand the importance of updating IRA beneficiary forms.Jul 23 2018Your Home: Do You Own Too Much of a Good Thing? (Part Four)
Metro Portland/Clark County real estate is in a boom, but the bubble could pop someday. Learn why too much home can put your financial health at risk.Jul 18 2018Your House: Is a Bubble about to Pop in Metro Portland/Clark County? (Part Three)
Several factors have aided the housing bubble recovery both in Portland and the US at large. While today they are helpful, some risk still exists.Jul 12 2018Your House: Low Supply Has Inflated Prices in Portland/Clark County (Part Two)
Low home supply in metro Portland/Clark County has inflated property values. Find out the causes of the housing boom. Can good times last forever?Jul 11 2018Your House: Are Homes in Metro Portland/Clark County a Bubble Waiting to Pop? (Part One)
Housing in metro Portland/Clark County WA hit a new historical high. Shall we rejoice or cringe? Learn what might support or pop the housing bubble.