Estate Planning at Different Stages of Life

By Kevin Reardon CFP® Different Life Stages Require Different Types of Estate Planning When I started my career, there was an overriding belief that Estate Planning was just for ‘rich people.’ As the years progressed, the industry recognized that ‘old people’ are prime candidates for planning too.  I could write a satirically funny article on how…

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Planning Strategies Under a Lower Estate Tax Exemption

By Brian Ellenbecker CFP®, EA®, CPWA®, CIMA®, CLTC® Estate tax planning has seen dramatic changes over the past 20 years. In 2000, the estate tax exemption was just $675,000 with a top estate tax rate of 55%. Today, the exemption is at an all-time high of $11,700,000 with a top tax rate of 40%.  Considering the exemption…

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