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No, I haven’t read the 505 page bill and 1097 page total with explanations yet, but it appears the Republicans have the votes to pass a final version of the new tax law, and assuming it gets passed in its current form (as of this writing 12-17-17) and is to the President’s Desk by Christmas, the US will have a new tax law for the new year.
What impact this will have on each person depends on a lot of factors, but let’s review some key parts of the law as a starting point.
While this can often be a surprise to those who haven’t been in our business, many wealthy people don’t know a lot about money. Some years back, I worked as a vice president for the wealth management division of a bank in South Florida. We signed a new client, I will call Mr. Gotbucks, who had a huge pile of money. He did not come from money and grew up poor. As a young man, he started and managed a business which became phenomenally successful.
Research suggests that the assets advisors tend to focus on -- liquid assets such as stocks, bonds, and cash – represent less than half (45%) of a wealthy person’s portfolio. The other half (55%) consists of illiquid assets such as real estate, stock in privately owned companies, artwork etc. Advisors routinely ignore this “hidden half” – to their detriment and that of their clients. Join Cannon’s Duane Lee and Spardata’s Brad Davidson as they examine the reasons why advisors should take illiquid assets more seriously, and share ways in which they can better serve their clients.
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