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    Tax-Loss Harvesting Techniques

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    Saving for College AND Retirement

    These days it’s not uncommon for parents to postpone starting a family until both spouses are settled in their marriage and careers. Though this strategy can be advantageous, it can also present a dilemma — the need to save for college and retirement at the same time. Facing this dilemma? Download our four page resource which can help you navigate this challenging scenario.

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  1. Tax-Loss Harvesting Techniques

    Investment losses happen, it’s just part of owning a diversified investment portfolio. Tax-loss harvesting is a way for investors to realize, or “harvest,” these investment losses in order to lower their tax liability.

  2. Roth IRA Conversions

    With the lure of tax-free distributions, Roth IRAs have become increasingly popular retirement savings vehicles. According to the 2016 Investment Company Fact Book, 20 million U.S. households (about 16.3%) owned Roth IRAs in 2015.

  3. The Tax Facts About Year-End Gifting

    Tis the season for giving, as the clock runs down on 2016. This is a good time to think about year-end gifting. I’m talking more than the usual presents under the tree.

    Currently the individual 2016 and 2017 annual gift exclusion amount is $14,000 per any one individual. You can gift up to the exclusion to anyone (not just family members) and any number of people, without the need to report the gift or incur any gift tax. Married couples can gift twice as much ($28,000) using gift splitting (this requires them to file a gift tax return using IRS Form 709).

    We all have a lifetime exclusion. This is the amount above the $14,000 annual limit that we may gift during our lifetime without incurring gift taxes. For 2016, that amount is $5,450,000, and in 2017 it increases to $5,490,000.

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