When I entered the investment industry in 1984 Peter Lynch was managing the highly successful Fidelity Magellan Fund. There was no talk among individual investors about excluding certain stocks from their portfolios for social reasons. The overall goal of investing was to maximize shareholder value. In other words, make the most money without regard to social impact.
Do bad money habits constrain your financial progress? Many people fall into the same financial behavior patterns, year after year. If you sometimes succumb to these financial tendencies, now is as good a time as any to alter your behavior. Here are 10 bad habits you should break.
How To Save Taxes Using Donor Advised Funds For Your Highly Appreciated Assets
Being philanthropic is always hailed as generous, however, before you start donating your hard-earned dollars, I’d like to highlight a few strategies to reduce your tax liability by using a donor-advised fund while increasing your charitable giving impact.
Reviewing Your Estate Plan
An estate plan is a map that explains how you want your personal and financial affairs to be handled in the event of your incapacity or death. Due to its importance and because circumstances change over time, you should periodically review your estate plan and update it as needed.
Inheritances are a complicated thing. Not only are there often strings attached in the eyes of the government, unexpected taxes, and complicated bequeathments, but there are also potential conflicts within families. And not to mention the fact that the potential windfall was the result of a relative's death. Inheritances are very complicated.
At the end of the month, do you often find yourself with a lot less money than you expected? Do you have a hard time determining exactly what you spent your money on? Do you feel that you should have more to show for your hard work than you currently do? Are you and your spouse or partner always fighting about money?