News & Resources
Aug 19 2014
When it comes to investing in bonds, one of the first factors to consider is yield. But what exactly is "yield?" The answer depends on how the term is being used.
Aug 07 2014
The S&P 500 Stock Index has gained 7.1% through the end of June, including dividends, and the Barclays Intermediate U.S. Treasury Bond Index increased by 1.6% over the same time period, as interest rates in 2014 have slightly decreased.
Jul 24 2014
The days are long gone when nonprofit boards were made up of large donors who expected that little more would be asked of them beyond socializing at the occasional fundraiser. Being a board member can be as demanding and rewarding as any full-time work.
May 20 2014
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the 2010 Tax Act) included new gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax provisions.
Apr 28 2014
The S&P 500 Stock Index has gained 1.8% so far this year, including dividends, and the Barclays Intermediate U.S. Treasury Bond Index increased by 0.7% as interest rates have fallen a bit during early 2014.
Apr 07 2014
Typically, an individual creates and funds the
trust, and names himself or herself as both the
trustee and sole beneficiary for his or her
lifetime (if married, both spouses are typically
Mar 28 2014
A revocable living trust (also known as an inter vivos trust) is a separate legal entity created to own property, such as a home or investments.
Mar 21 2014
There are two fundamental ways that you can profit from owning bonds: from the interest that bonds pay, or from any increase in the bond's price. Many people who invest in bonds because they want a steady stream of income are surprised to learn that bond prices can fluctuate, just as they do with any security traded in the secondary market. If you sell a bond before its maturity date, you may get more than its face value; you could also receive less if you must sell when bond prices are down. Th
Mar 14 2014
The inflation/interest rate cycle at a glance
Feb 19 2014
A gift can take many forms. Each has advantages and limitations.