TAX TIPS THAT MAY $AVE YOU MONEY

April 8, 2014

When you go to your financial adviser, how much time do you spend talking about taxes? Probably not enough. Incomes taxes, capital gains taxes, estate taxes . . . you know what they are. For these financial advisers, each of whom specializes in women clients, talking about taxes is a priority. You should hear what they’ve got to say.

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Uncle Sam Wants to Give You a Gift

It’s a gift that can make every woman’s (and man’s) retirement years that much nicer.  It’s easy to collect your gift. Just do this, says Jennifer Hatch of Christopher Street Financial, a New York financial advisory firm that specializes in advice for LGBT persons.

 

Potential Tax Pitfall of Variable Annuities

Women live longer than men, so it’s especially important for them to know that when they buy a variable annuity, they may lose tax advantages they have already accrued, as Eve Kaplan of Kaplan Financial Advisors in Berkeley Heights, NJ, explains.

 

Got a Whole Lot of Money?

You would be surprised how many wealthy women and couples do not have financial plans that are up to date, and thus aren’t keeping up with continuously changing tax laws, according to Dorie Fain, founder and CEO of AndWealth in New York.

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Don’t make it worse by missing out on tax benefits many people fail to consider, says Maura Griffin, head of Blue Spark Capital Advisors in New York.

 

Do You Really Need a Bypass Trust?

With women in control of a growing share of Americans’ personal wealth, they too need to think about whether they need a bypass trust to pass money tax-free to the surviving spouse. Debbie Taylor of Taylor Financial Group goes into detail.

 

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Dorie FainDORIE FAIN

AndWealth

Ms. Fain runs a boutique financial advisory firm for a select group of women who are managing their new-found finances for the first time. She spent 12 years at Smith Barney, where she was the youngest woman ever hired into their training program.

 

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MAURA GRIFFINMAURA GRIFFIN

Blue Spark Capital Advisors

Ms. Griffin has more than 20 years experience in the financial services industry, including stints at UBS Equities Research and Citigroup Private Bank. A graduate of Georgetown University, she is a Certified Financial Planner. MORE FROM MAURA GRIFFIN

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JENNIFER HATCH JENNIFER HATCH

Christopher Street Financial

Ms. Hatch has more than 20 years of Wall Street experience, including stints at JP Morgan and Bear Stearns, where she specialized in high yield bonds and international equities. She is a Certified Financial Planner dedicated to solving the financial dilemmas of same-sex couples.

 

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EVE KAPLAN EVE KAPLAN

Kaplan Financial Advisors

Before starting her own firm, Ms. Kaplan spent many years in international finance in New York, Tokyo, Singapore and Rotterdam. In Rotterdam she managed nearly $1 billion in invested equities.

 

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DEBRA TAYLOR DEBRA TAYLOR

Taylor Financial Group

Formerly a practicing attorney, Ms. Taylor heads a full service wealth management firm that provides a multidisciplinary approach to the needs of her clients, which include high net worth individuals and families.

 

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