What’s trending on NP Trusts & Estates

October 31, 2017

NP Trusts & Estates Blog

Author(s): Evelyn V. Moreno, Sarah T. Connolly, Deborah L. Anderson, Stephanie T. Seiffert, Matthew M. Martino, CFA, Mary-Benham B. Nygren, Masha Rabkin, CPA, Aaron Poirier, CPA

Protecting what matters most. Regardless of your net worth, an estate plan can protect your assets, family and legacy. Here’s what’s trending in estate planning and wealth management.

Estate Planning

Are trusts still a useful estate planning tool?

With all the talk about repealing the federal estate tax, you may wonder if establishing a trust or trusts as part of your estate plan is still necessary. Aside from estate tax planning, there are many benefits to trusts.—Trusts and Estates Editorial Team

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What is the most common question asked of an attorney in an estate planning meeting?

You are meeting an estate planning attorney. You are not sure where to begin or what to ask. Here’s what our experienced estate planners are often asked.—Stephanie T. Seiffert, Sarah T. Connolly, Evelyn V. Moreno, Kenneth F. Hunt, Deborah L. Anderson, Sarah Roscioli, Michelle R. Canerday

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What to do with unwanted household items?

Whether moving, downsizing or closing a loved one’s home, it can be hard to figure out what to do with all your good but just not needed household items. Here are a few ideas on ways to find a new home for them.—Mary-Benham B. Nygren

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Wealth Management

Market Pulse: October Economic Highlights

Economic and market highlights from the NP Investment Team for October 2018.—NP Investment Team

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The Social Security Administration announces cost-of-living adjustment for 2018

The 2018 cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security payments has been announced.—Aaron Poirier

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Income Tax

Claiming vehicle expenses on your income tax return

While personal commuting expenses cannot be taken as a deduction, car expenses can be deducted if the car was used for supportable business purposes.—Masha Rabkin

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