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Are you thinking about donating “big ticket” items of property to charity? Beware of these IRS new regulations

Ten years ago, the Internal Revenue Service proposed regulations that would define how to value (and prove the actual value) of non-cash donations of $5,000 and over to charity.  The regulations involved things like artwork, jewelry, antiques and other possessions whose value is often in the eye of the beholder. Now, a decade later, the IRS has […]

Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule

For months, we watched the development of (and debate about) the pending Department of Labor fiduciary rule with great interest.  With the government finally taking action to provide greater consumer protection for assets in retirement accounts, we are celebrating.  Why celebrate now? At Inspired Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor, we must adhere to a fiduciary standard of[…..]