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Dec
07
2018
The federal estate tax exemption increases for 2019 over the 2018 amount, though the exemption is still set to dramatically decline in January 2026. In this short article, we outline the current and future exemption amounts, and highlight where some risk might still reside for Georgia adults who don't have solid plans in place.
Dec
04
2018
Compliance questionnaires. Registration renewals. CE. U4 Updates. Joel Beck highlights some important EOY checklist items for financial advisors.
Nov
30
2018
The SEC charged DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. with violations of the Securities Act, and imposed sanctions. This case is a great reminder to us to be cautious about heeding recommendations made in social media by celebrities, as those advertisements may not be altruistic, and may not disclose the financial compensation given the celebrity for making the postings on social media.
Oct
29
2018
We've reviewed the reported enforcement cases by FINRA for July-September 2018 and identified the most commonly cited violations against individuals, as well as highlight two cases worth a mention.
Oct
25
2018
This NYT article praises a do-it-yourself approach to estate planning for some people, while providing misinformation about the true cost of good legal services, while also overlooking the real dangers of a DIY approach. In today's post we'll tackle this issue head on and explain why a DIY approach to wills and other planning documents can be dangerous and costly.

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