Estate Planning News

The Little-Known Tax on Roth 401(k) Distributions

There are two main types of employee retirement savings plans: the traditional 401(k) and the Roth 401(k). Distributions from a Roth 401(k) are usually tax-free, but there is a little-known situation where distributions can be taxed.

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A Guidebook to Planning for Old Age

Joy Loverde. Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old? Plan Now to Safeguard Your Health and Happiness in Old Age. New York, NY: Da Capo Press, 2017. 313 pages. Click here to order book via IndieBound.org Millions of Americans are facing old age essentially alone.  One in three baby boomers is single or…

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How to Use IRA Savings to Buy Long-Term Care Insurance

Long-term care insurance (LTCi) is an important element of good retirement planning, since it offers financial protection against unexpected illness or disability that would otherwise eat into savings. However, many LTCi plans are simply too expensive for most retirees or people nearing retirement age, and the costs just seem to be going up. At the…

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Listen to Our LIVE Radio Talk

LISTEN LIVE as the Law Firm of Smith & Smith joins the Health, Wealth and Peace of Mind Panel for discussion at 5:00 PM Thursday, October 18th on Lone Star Radio. Tune into FM104.5 or FM106.1 as Guests on the Rick Sellers Show irlonestar.com/ricksellers

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Six Things to Consider Before Making Gifts to Grandchildren

Grandparents often are particularly generous to grandchildren as they see their family’s legacy continuing on to a new generation. In many cases, grandparents feel they have ample resources and their children or grandchildren may be struggling financially. Assistance with summer camp fees, college tuition, wedding costs or the downpayment on a first home, can relieve…

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