Tax Deductions

New Tax Laws: What They Mean for Investors November 9, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn how new tax laws might impact your income, retirement and education savings plans, as well as your family's financial well-being.

5 min read  |  Tax Strategy
Five Year-End Tax Moves You Shouldn't Neglect October 16, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

As 2018 winds down, investors of all ages can consider three general categories of year-end tax planning: Reducing taxable income, increasing deductions, and taking advantage of tax credits.

5 min read  |  Tax Strategy
Tax Planning: Using Donor-Advised Funds for Charitable Donations August 9, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn how donor-advised funds can help you amp up charitable donations and potentially offer tax benefits.

5 min read  |  Income Tax
Tax on Investments: Capital Gains Tax & Tax-Loss Harvesting June 21, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Your investment decisions could impact your tax bill. Learn about the basic rules and some strategies to help maximize after-tax returns and potentially reduce the amount you owe.

3 min read  |  Tax Strategy
First Time Home Buyer? 2017 Real Estate Tax Law Changes June 12, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Thinking of buying a home but don't know what to expect from the changes to the tax code standard deduction? See how tax codes can impact purchasing your new home.

5 min read  |  Income Tax
Taxpayer, Know Thy Deductions: Tax Deductible Basics and Tips March 16, 2018 12:00 AM   |  

Learn what a tax deduction is, what items may be tax-deductible, and more tax basics you can use to potentially reduce your taxes.

5 min read  |  Income Tax
Year-End Charitable Donations, Contributions & Deductions November 3, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

The giving season is here, time to make plans for charitable donations. Contributions can cut your tax burden while bringing aid to causes you care about.

3 min read  |  Income Tax
Charitable Remainder Trusts: Have Some Cake, and Eat Some Too November 1, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how a charitable remainder trust may help you receive income in retirement and direct the remainder to your favorite charity.

3 min read  |  Estate Planning
Yes, It’s Time to Think about Income Taxes: 10 Tax Planning Tips October 23, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

It’s never too early to be thinking about income taxes and ways to pare down the bill.

4 min read  |  Tax Strategy
No Free Lunch with Municipal Bonds, But Here’s a Coupon for You March 27, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Municipal bonds are exempt from federal taxes, and maybe some state taxes as well. But there are certain tax considerations when investing in munis.

3 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
It’s Tax Time Again! Six Tips to Max Tax Savings January 12, 2017 11:04 PM   |  

As the new year begins, it’s time once again to prepare for tax season. Here are six strategies that may help you lower your tax bill.

2 min read  |  Income Tax
5 Tax Prep To-Dos as You Hit Retirement January 8, 2017 7:00 PM   |  

The complex task of preparing taxes is a priority for many people this time of year. Even if you plan to let a pro take on your taxes, it’s a good idea to brush up on the basics.

3 min read  |  Tax Strategy
5 Things to Get Ready for Tax Time January 5, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

As the new year begins, it’s time once again to prepare for tax season. Here are five tips to help.

2 min read  |  Income Tax
Getting Ready to Retire? Know The Tax Implications April 28, 2016 7:00 AM   |  

It’s important to know how tax rules differ in retirement, when your income is typically lower.

3 min read  |  Tax Strategy
Health Savings Account: Triple-Whammy Tax Deductions March 8, 2016 11:00 PM   |  

Got a health savings account? They’re great around tax time. Here are tips to maximize your deductions and savings.

3 min read  |  Income Tax
Estate Planning: Not Just for the Top-Tier Wealthy February 3, 2016 7:00 PM   |  

Estate planning is challenging, and often a paperwork slog. But planning now so that your heirs don’t flounder can help them as well as yourself.

4 min read  |  Estate Planning
Year-End Checklist: 10 Simple Income Tax Tips December 23, 2015 9:00 AM   |  

3 min read  |  Income Tax
There's Still Time: 5 Tax and Investing Moves Before Year End December 9, 2015 7:01 PM   |  

Don’t get caught flat-footed when it comes to year-end tax and investing moves.

4 min read  |  Tax Strategy
Four Investor To-Dos Before the Ball Drops on 2015 December 29, 2014 7:00 PM   |  

Investors should consider four key questions for a year-end portfolio view, including portfolio rebalancing and retirement contributions.

2 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Estate Planning for the Reluctant: Tips for Making It Painless December 23, 2012 8:44 PM   |  

Estate planning can be uncomfortable, yes. But why not keep some control over your investments from beyond the grave?

4 min read  |  Estate Planning
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