Taxes and Stock Options; Moving Forward Mindfully

May 12, 2021 Now that we’ve discussed the different types of stock option plans available to employees, it’s time to take a dive into how to leverage those options, striving to preserve wealth as best as possible.  As per my last post, there are three...

Stock Options: A Primer

May 7, 2021 Companies are always looking for relatively inexpensive ways to increase the odds of getting the best workforce to join them. In the Technology sector, these ‘inexpensive’ ways often translate into offering employees stock options as incentives that don’t hit their cash reserves...

How To Avoid a 10B5-1 Meltdown

February 3, 2021 Well, if you don’t know what a 10b5-1 plan is yet, you may aspire to be in a place to need one. For some, they are a necessary evil. For others, they are downright mystifying.  But let’s take a look at their...

Evaluating/Negotiating a Job Offer

September 29, 2020 COVID-19 and the economic downturn have many out of work and looking for new positions.  A job search can be competitive and confusing, especially if you haven’t looked for a job in a while.  Companies in sectors that have been weathering the...

Charitable Giving: Options & Deadlines for 2015

As the year comes to a close, you may be considering charitable gifting. With so many mechanisms to do so, it is necessary to plan ahead. Start by deciding who will receive your donation. We are here to help with the what, how, and when...

Preparing for Year-End Tax Planning

Year-end tax planning may be especially challenging this year because Congress has yet to act on a host of tax breaks that expired at the end of 2014. Some of these tax breaks may be retroactively reinstated and extended, but Congress may not decide the...

2014 Charitable Gifting Deadline Fast Approaching

In order to ensure timely processing of your gifting directives, your friends at Coldstream request that you have all charitable gift requests for 2014 submitted to us by Friday December, 19 2014 We wish you and yours a safe and healthy Holiday Season

Trust Basics

Introduction to Trust Basics We find it beneficial to occasionally review the basics of trusts so our broader discussion of planning is more helpful.  There are numerous types of trusts, however all trusts share a common structure and generally share similar treatment by the law.

2013 Year-End Personal Tax Planning Considerations & Checklist

As we approach year-end, tax planning considerations should be starting to take shape.  New tax legislation has brought greater certainty to year-end planning, but has also created new challenges.  The number of changes made to the Tax Code and the opportunities these changes bring may...