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Insights from the Experts

A cornerstone of growing financial confidence is first building financial literacy.  From learning about what types of investment accounts are available, to what you should consider when saving for education, to what's important when looking at your estate plan, and what the tax consequences are of all those decisions! 


Financial literacy for women is especially needed as more women are in charge of their finances and starting businesses of their own. Read along with our experts as we aim to bring about a paradigm shift in how women view themselves and their ability to build wealth, for their own benefit and for those that they support.

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What is a Special Needs Trust?

If a person with special needs has assets -- perhaps from a lawsuit award or settlement or from a gift or inheritance – those assets can disqualify the person from receiving essential public benefits like Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). A special needs trust can allow the person with special needs – the trust’s beneficiary -- to remain eligible for needs-based public benefits while at the same time preserving the assets to enhance the beneficiary’s quality of life.

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An Introduction to ABLE accounts

When Congress passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act in 2014, it was a game-changer for families with special needs. For the first time there was a tax-advantaged way to put money aside for dependents with disabilities without compromising their eligibility for government benefits. And, unlike a special needs trust, an ABLE account can be managed and controlled by the beneficiary.

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