Monthly Archives: May 2018

The Opportunities — and Risks — Of Being Compensated With Company Stock

More and more companies today are adopting pay for performance compensation plans for their executives. Such plans reward executives with shares of company stock if the business hits certain performance benchmarks, such as growth rate, sales levels or other measures of success. As a result, many executives now receive a large portion of their compensation […]

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Will You Need to Help Pay Your Parents’ Long-Term Care Expenses?

As the average lifespan for Americans continues to increase, a growing number of middle-aged individuals and couples are facing a financial challenge many haven’t planned for: helping support their aging parents. Unfortunately, the cost of long-term care isn’t something that all retirees have factored into their budgets. These costs can put a significant dent in […]

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8 Technology Tips for Protecting Your Personal Data

When it comes to major data breaches, the hits just keep on coming. In April, Facebook CEO Mark Zukerberg testified before Congress about how the personal information of 87 million Facebook users was improperly shared with an analytics firm. And Yahoo! was just fined $35 million for failing to disclose a 2014 data breach in […]

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Tax Reform Makes Beneficial Changes to 529 Plans

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was signed into law last December includes many provisions that will be beneficial to individuals and families. These include lower tax rates, a higher standard deduction, an expanded child tax credit, a lower AGI threshold for deducting medical expenses, and an increased exemption amount for calculating the alternative […]

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