Charitable Lead Trust

A charitable lead trust can be a great way for an individual to leverage his or her generosity, producing tax savings that can be used to provide greater benefits to both the individual’s favorite charity and his or her own family. The tax savings are generated because of the way donation values are calculated and … Read more

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Alzheimer Drug Trials 

Nearly 7 million Americans aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia today. This number is predicted to increase to 13.8 million by 2060 unless there is some type of medical breakthrough that slows down the disease or outright cures it. Alzheimer’s remains the fifth-leading cause of death among Americans aged 65 and older … Read more

The Value of Insuring Against Life’s Risks

INSURANCEREAD TIME: 3 MIN Did you know that… Sixty-one percent of American workers have no private short-term disability insurance.1,2 Sixty-seven percent of working people in the U.S. lack private long-term disability coverage.1,2 Forty-eight percent of Americans have no life insurance.3,4 Approximately 14 percent of American drivers are uninsured.5 If you ask a homeowner, replacing a … Read more

Your Shift Risk Tolerance

INVESTMENTREAD TIME: 2 MIN YOUR SHIFTING RISK TOLERANCE When you created your investment strategy, your asset allocation should have reflected your goals, time horizon, and tolerance for risk. But over time, any of those three factors may have changed, and your portfolio may now need adjustments to reflect your new investing priorities. It’s important to … Read more

Socially Responsible Investing

Investing with an eye toward promoting social, political, or environmental concerns (or at least not supporting activities you feel are harmful) doesn’t mean you have to forgo pursuing a return on your money. Socially responsible investing may allow you to further both your own economic interests and a greater good, in whatever way you define that term.  The concept of putting … Read more

Earth Day 2022: Invest in Our Planet

Today marks the 52nd Earth Day, with this year’s theme “Invest in Our Planet.” We took this opportunity to look at some of the risks relating to global climate change. While from the top down governments have been grappling with the commitments needed for climate change solutions, from the bottom up the private sector’s innovation … Read more

Tempering Our Enthusiasm

As the stock market recovered from the 2020 pandemic lows, valuations reached levels not seen since the dotcom bubble more than 20 years ago. The reopening economy and massive fiscal stimulus helped fuel one of the strongest starts to a bull market ever (a bull market that just turned two-years-old last week). Low interest rates were a big … Read more