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The urgent need for tax planning right now

Season 2 Episode 36

The urgent need for tax planning right now

There’s a very good chance that your taxes are about to go up. That’s because the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, a massive overhaul of the tax code for both businesses and individual taxpayers that reduced taxes for many people, may expire if Congress doesn’t act to extend it. In this episode of Edelman Financial Engines’ Everyday Wealth™, Jean and wealth planner Isabel Barrow discuss ways to start planning for the possibility of higher taxes, including different strategies that could help reduce your tax burden. Then, Jean interviews Howard Gleckman, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute, about how the political climate will affect the outcome of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and what the fiscal ramifications could be. Next, Jennifer Chomicki, senior director of advanced planning strategies at Edelman Financial Engines, joins Jean and Isabel to discuss new tax technology that helps identify ways to potentially reduce your taxes. 


Ms. Chatzky receives cash compensation for acting as host of the Everyday Wealth podcast and for related activities and therefore has an incentive to endorse Edelman Financial Engines and its planners. That compensation is a fixed sum paid on an annual basis; and reimbursement for certain expenses. The amount paid each year does not vary, is not based on show content or any results-dependent factors (e.g., popularity of the show).

This show is prerecorded and any callers are prescreened.

The views and opinions expressed by Howard Gleckman, a senior fellow in the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center at the Urban Institute, are solely his own and may not reflect the views or opinions of EFE or its planners.

The information provided is for educational purposes only and should not be construed as investment or tax advice. Although some of the statistical and market information has been gathered from sources believed to be reliable, we do not guarantee its accuracy or completeness. You should consult with a financial advisor and tax professional to help determine the best options for your particular circumstances.

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Meet the host: Jean Chatzky

Jean Chatzky came to personal finance not as an economist or a financial planner but as a journalist who dug into the topic of money to get her own money in order as well as to earn a paycheck. She has the innate ability to take the complicated world of money and explain it in ways we can all understand. And this has never been more important than now because we all have more responsibility for our financial lives than any generation that came before us. Aside from hosting Everyday Wealth™, Jean is the CEO of HerMoney.com and host of the podcast HerMoney with Jean Chatzky. The financial editor of NBC's TODAY show for 25 years and the financial ambassador for AARP, she appears frequently on CNN and MSNBC and was a recurring guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

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