The Trump administration’s new tax reform bill was signed into law in December of 2017, representing the first major tax change in over 30 years. The changes are significant and are likely to affect nearly everyone in some measure; some positively, while others may find themselves with a higher tax bill in 2018.
Admittedly, our April weekend in Des Moines wasn't met with the weather we would have liked to see when traveling south, but the Bradford team and Life Expo attendees made the most of wintry weather outside by exploring investment and planning topics indoors.
Walking across the stage and receiving your university diploma can be the first step towards the daunting world of adulthood. The structure that educational institutes provide is now replaced by an empty void that we must fill with a professional career. It is commonplace to be riddled with uncertainty!
For young families, the immediate cost of raising a child can be testing financially. Just when you thought you were in the clear from student loan repayments and your never-ending car lease, a hungry mouth appears with countless sleepless nights and a hefty price tag attached. But diapers, baby formula, and stuffed toys aren’t the only financial burdens parents should worry about.
When most investors think of investing, stock picking comes to mind. But top researchers have concluded that while most people believe individual stock selections are the key to growth, differences in asset allocation better impact total portfolio returns.
When looking for any professional advisor, it is important to be able to match their characteristics, temperament, client profile and experience level to your own profile.
The decision-making process for single parents begins with the traditional question of determining how much life insurance is enough. The simple answer to how much life insurance is enough is quite simple. It depends.
So, the first question that you might ask is, “Depends on what?” That’s easy.
It’s the largest sweeping tax reform in decades and it’s packed with some complexity. But for individuals and families, Bradford delivers these important highlights of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Let’s start with a few important areas unaffected by this reform: