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Tax-Conscious Bequests

The advent of a higher amount exempt from the federal estate tax ($5.49 million in 2017) has reduced the need for tax-aware estate planning, but it has not eliminated it altogether. Let's take a look.

How an HSA can Benefit Your Estate Plan

One health care arrangement soaring in popularity in recent years has been the pairing of a high-deductible health plan with an HSA, which can help you achieve your estate planning goals...

5 Steps to Retirement Planning Success

If you're part of the 50 & Over group, saving for retirement represents one of your most important financial goals. Reaching the elusive goal requires some soul searching, long term planning, and...

Making Your Church Capital Campaign Successful

Taking on a significant remodel, addition, or building project at your church is an exciting, and often daunting undertaking. Our experts are here to help!

Tax basis planning worth a look if estate taxes aren’t a threat

For many people, income tax planning offers greater tax-saving opportunities than gift & estate tax planning. A record-high gift & estate tax exemption means fewer people are subject to those taxes.

IRAs for Charity

Charitable giving in the U.S. rose 2.7% last year, reaching an all-time record of $390.05 billion. That’s also a record in inflation-adjusted dollars, reports the Giving USA Foundation.

What to do Following Equifax Data Breach

UBT wants to make sure that you are aware of the Equifax data breach, and help inform you as to what you should do to determine if your personal information has been compromised.

Have you properly funded your revocable trust?

If your estate plan includes a revocable trust — also known as a “living” trust — it’s critical to ensure the trust is properly funded. Certain benefits aren't available if the trust isn't funded...

Powers of Attorney: Springing vs. Non-Springing

Estate planning typically focuses on what happens to your assets when you die, but it’s important plan for making critical financial and medical decisions if you’re unable to make those decisions.

Beware the GST Tax When Transferring Assets to Grandchildren

As you plan your estate, don’t overlook the generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax. Complexities surrounding its allocation can create several tax traps for the unwary.

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