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Recent News and Educational Resources from Reed Longyear

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 […]

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.

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!!

How can you deal with not being the breadwinner? Consider discussing realistic expectations, experts say.  

A topic that hits home for many – caring for parents as they get older. The New York Times article takes a closer look at a case where a family’s funds were mismanaged by their Broker, and how you can keep this from happening to you.

Is your prenup a ticking time bomb?

Just a few years ago, Zack was pulling down a six-figure salary working at a hedge fund. He and his fiancé, Gillian, signed a prenuptial agreement that said Zack would pay Gillian a specific amount of spousal maintenance (aka alimony) if they divorced. Zack would likely always be the primary bread winner in the family, […]

Forbes runs through what financial aspects of divorce need to be held in high regard when couples split. Read the article here, and know that our family law attorneys can help answer any questions you might have while going through such a stressful time.