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Financial Planning with a Special Needs Child

Planning your families’ finances is a daunting task – planning with a special needs child compounds the process greatly. An informative article by the New York Times lends both insight and compassion to this issue. Let our Estate Planning attorneys here at Reed Longyear shoulder some of the financial burden so that you may enjoy every moment spent […]

Happy Holidays!

As we give thanks this season, we want to express our appreciation to you. May your upcoming year be full of good health, happiness and success. From everyone at Reed Longyear Malnati Ahrens, we extend our warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very happy new year.

Fighting On Against Alzheimer’s A moving article by former New York Times reporter Philip S. Gutis regarding his diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s in 2016 and it’s impact on his life.

Specifying Mental Heath Care Before They’re Too Ill to Choose According to the New York Times’ Pam Belluck, psychiatric advance directives allow patients with serious mental illness to specify the treatment they want if they become too sick to say so.

Have a Question about Social Security? Please Hold…

We Went to a Steak Dinner Annuity Pitch. The Salesman Wasn’t Pleased. “The steak dinner pitch might not be a con game, but it is a bit of a psychological dance. Even if you’re still intrigued by a particular product or pitch by the time the cheesecake arrives, get a second or third opinion from an independent financial planner.”

Anton Cauthorn: C2019 Washington Estate Tax Exemption Released

Every year, both the federal and Washington estate tax exemptions are increased based on inflation. Here are the updated numbers for 2019: 2018 2019 Washington Estate Tax Exemption $2,193,000 $2,261,000 Federal Estate Tax Exemption $11,180,000 $11,400,000 Annual Federal Gift Tax Exclusion $15,000 $15,000   Estate taxes are only paid by people whose total estate value […]

A big thanks to Seattle Arts & Lectures for hosting such an intellectually engaging event. Reed Longyear was proud to be a sponsor for #SALVan.  

The New York Times published an article that talks about what age is considered the best age to start taking your Social Security…. and it isn’t 62.