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A Survey Course in College Funding

Many parents have kicked off a new school year and their children are one year closer to heading off to college.  While that’s an exciting time in many households, it begs the question of how do I pay for it, and what incentives are out there? It’s easy to get lost in the noise of… read more

Where Will You Find Our Clients?

One question we sometimes get is “where do our clients live?”   We decided to take a look, and the findings may surprise you. Clients and friends often assume that most of our clients live in the Ann Arbor area, but just over a quarter of our clients actually reside in Ann Arbor. And while the… read more

Senior Tax Savings

With the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that increases the standard deduction to $24,000 for married couples ($26,600 for those 65+) and $12,000 for single filers, the textbook recommendations for itemizing deductions are being rewritten. A key deduction that hasn’t been altered significantly despite the changes in the tax code is the… read more

Vintage Nationally Recognized Again

Vintage was again named to the Financial Time’s FT 300 list, a national ranking of the country’s top Registered Investment Advisory firms.  This year just seven firms from Michigan were named to the prestigious ranking and Vintage was the only firm from Washtenaw County.  See the article and list at Financial Times. Financial Time’s criteria… read more

2018 Taxes— Will You Get a Tax Cut?

Our Vintage tax team just finished our eleventh tax season and completed over 200 returns this year. But next season will be very different due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed late last year. The new changes include an overall reduction of tax rates, elimination of personal exemptions, increase in the standard deduction,… read more

Ten Times to Hire an Advisor:  #1

When You No Longer Understand Your Tax Return Changes in income, savings, and even general life situations, like whether you rent or own your home, can have an impact on your tax return. And as life goes on, and the tax rules change, many taxpayers reach a point where they no longer understand their tax… read more

Barron’s Names Frank to Top 1,200 Again

In Barron’s March 12, 2018 issue they ran their annual list of America’s Top 1,200 Advisors and Frank Moore made the list again.  The list ranks advisors by state and Frank jumped from #28 in 2017 to #18 in the 2018 ranking.  He was, once again, the only advisor from Washtenaw County to make the… read more

Donor Advised Funds

In our January blog post, “New Tax Strategies” we outlined how taxpayers can bunch their deductions into a tax year in order to get enough deductions to itemize. Donor advised funds will become an important vehicle to implement these strategies for many people that are charitably inclined. Most people opt to do their charitable giving… read more