Personal Financial Planning

Help clients balance retirement and education planning

Clients will naturally want to help their children afford higher education, but it’s important that they not jeopardize plans for retirement by doing so. Here are some general principles to keep in mind as you advise families faced with these complex decisions.

Ted Sarenski, CPA/PFS

Helping clients figure out what kind of lives they want to lead in retirement is a critical step in personal financial planning, according to Ted Sarenski, CPA/PFS.

Exploring the estate tax: Part 2

This second part of a two-part article on everything practitioners should know about the estate tax covers estate tax planning techniques, including the marital deduction and the use of various types of trusts.

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Building client loyalty with payroll services

In this report, CPA experts detail their tactics for performing successful payroll services, how to mitigate risk in the process, and the impact payroll can have as a value-added service.

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Using drones to enhance audits

Hermann Sidhu, CPA, global assurance digital leader at EY, walks us through EY’s exciting new project to use drones to help audit large warehouses and outdoor inventories.