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Recent News and Educational Resources from Reed Longyear

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 together with your loved ones!

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.

Have a Question about Social Security? Please Hold…

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/21/business/social-security-service-backlog-delays.html?action=click&module=MoreInSection&pgtype=Article&region=Footer&contentCollection=Your%20Money

We Went to a Steak Dinner Annuity Pitch. The Salesman Wasn’t Pleased.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/30/your-money/retirement-annuities-steak-dinner.html “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 […]

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.

The first of this month marks family law attorney, Carry Porter’s two year anniversary with Reed Longyear! Carry works with people in a direct and compassionate way on a broad range of family law issues. She is truly an asset to both her clients and our team. Congratulations!!