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Understanding New Jersey Millionaire’s Tax

Understanding New Jersey Millionaire’s Tax

The long-rumored Millionaire’s Tax in New Jersey is now law.  After many tries the tax was approved effective January 1, 2020 via a vote in New Jersey’s legislature in late September.  It’s estimated that the…

Having a Bias Can Affect Financial Decisions

Bias

Behavioral finance is the study of how people make financial decisions. We are all affected by different biases that impact our decision-making on a daily basis. It’s important to examine and raise awareness of a…

Understanding the Stimulus Package

The Senate and House of Representatives approved a $2 trillion stimulus package named the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in response to the COVID-19 crisis – the largest emergency package of its…

SECURE Act – Revisiting Your Estate Plan

Secure Act Estate

The SECURE Act, which passed in December, made the most pronounced changes to retirement accounts in a long time. Those changes also have a ripple effect that has us revisiting our clients’ estate plans.  Under previous…

The Increased Gift Exemption Amount

Gift Exemption

One of the major changes in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was an increase in the estate and gift exemption, which is the amount that one can gift during their life or…

Retirement Identity – Do You Know Yours?

Retirement Identity

Imagine yourself at a cocktail party. A new acquaintance asks you what you do for a living. And the answer is, “Nothing.” You’ve recently retired and carefree days—along with a growing sense of idleness—have replaced…

Individual or Corporate? Choosing a Trustee

Choosing A Trustee

The estate planning process can be very emotional and is filled with lots of what-ifs and worst-case scenarios.  One of the more important decisions in the process, and one that often does not get enough…

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