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Do I Need a Trust If I Have a Will?

A will and a trust are two different estate planning tools. Consider a will like a high-level set of instructions to be used after you pass away. You generally use a will to name the executor of your […]

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You Can Now Take Required Minimum Distributions At 72. But Should You?

This article was written by Darrow advisor Kristin McKenna, CFP® and originally published by Forbes.

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Want to Leave Your Kids an Inheritance? They May Only Have 10 Years to Take it.

This article was originally written by Kristin McKenna, CFP® and published by Forbes.

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The End of the Stretch IRA and What it Means for Your Estate Plan

The Secure Act became law on December 20th, 2019, bringing the most significant changes to the retirement system in over a decade. Among the changes is the end of the so-called 'Stretch IRA' which […]

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Maximizing Tax Benefits Through Charitable Giving

Unhappy with your tax refund? Surprised to learn you actually owe more? Now is the time to make changes for the current tax year to avoid a similar outcome next April. Consider charitable giving […]

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Which Charitable Giving Strategies Offer the Best Tax Benefits?

For those who are charitably inclined, changes to the tax code that went into effect in 2018 may require adjustments to your previous strategy to receive financial benefits from your planned giving. […]

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What to Do After Receiving an Inheritance

If a loved one has passed and you're expecting to receive an inheritance, you may have a number of questions about the process; such as is an inheritance taxable and what to do after receiving an […]

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How is an Inheritance Taxed?

If you’re receiving an inheritance you may be wondering how it will be taxed. The answer will ultimately depend on a number of factors, such as the type of inheritance you are receiving (real estate, […]

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Tax Planning Strategies for Incentive Stock Options (ISOs)

Develop a tax planning strategy before exercising your ISOs. Commonly referred to as equity-based compensation, the term “stock options” can mean an individual is given equity – or given the option […]

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Explaining the Marriage Tax Penalty

Although married couples are given certain tax and estate planning benefits not available to unmarried individuals, it isn’t all good news. Many high-earning couples find that their marginal tax rate […]

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