Swarthmore College

Gift Planning


Life-Stage Gift Planner™

Ages 55–70

 

At this stage in life, some of the financial issues you may find yourself dealing with are:

 

  • Comprehensive estate- and wealth-transfer planning
  • Understanding the transfer-tax system
  • Learning about wealth-transfer techniques
  • Active financial planning
  • Increasing cash flow—charitable gift planning helps minimize taxes
  • Shifting to income-producing assets
  • Assisting children with debt through annual gifts
  • Assisting grandchildren with education expenses
  • Concern with the financial future of the next generations
  • Using trusts and wealth-transfer strategies to achieve goals
  • Taking advantage of charitable trusts to optimize family wealth transfers and maximize tax benefits

For the charitably inclined, certain types of gifts can provide solutions to tax issues: Read more about charitable solutions.

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