Sending Your Child Off to College: A Financial Checklist

Starting college is a big life transition for both students and their parents. While your student may be focused on orientation and choosing courses, there are some important financial considerations that accompany this change as well. Some are administrative items for you to consider, such...

Planning for Oregon’s New State Taxes

KEY INSIGHTS Residents of Portland, Oregon, and the surrounding area (within Multnomah County) have two new income taxes effective January 1st, 2021: The Metro Tax is a 1% personal income tax on income over $125K for single filers and $200K for joint filers. The Multnomah...

Planning for Biden’s Proposed Tax Changes

SUMMARY President Joe Biden has proposed substantial changes to the tax code, mainly focused on individual income and investment taxes, and at least some of them stand to have a significant impact on high-net-worth investors.  The proposed changes create challenges, but also planning opportunities. This...

Navigating Washington State’s New Capital Gains Tax

The newly approved Washington state capital gains tax presents new challenges in tax and estate planning for high-net-worth individuals and families. If you are intending to sell a long-term investment, planning is critical to minimize your capital gains tax. Here’s an overview of what you need to...

Getting The Most From Your Microsoft Benefits

Microsoft (MSFT) provides generous company benefits which can help employees build wealth, manage risk and secure their future. It’s important to consider how to best integrate the additional compensation, retirement and health benefits into your financial plan. EQUITY AWARDS Your annual grants of Microsoft shares...