Following the financial crisis of 2009, we entered one of the longest running bull markets in history. During this time, the Federal Reserve has injected a massive amount of US dollars into the monetary system, which has driven up the value of capital assets across the board. If you’re someone who holds equities or other assets at a substantial gain, you might be hesitant to sell them because of tax concerns. In today’s episode, Grant dives into four strategies you can use for reducing capital gains taxes on appreciated assets.
[02:29] Concentration and Risk – Grant kicks off the conversation on reducing capital gains taxes by explaining why it’s risky to hold on to assets for too long and why it can be beneficial to repurpose your assets at the right time.
[07:57] Exchange Fund – Exchange funds can be used to diversify your holdings without triggering a taxable event. Grant shares his thoughts on the pros and cons of this method.
[13:28] Options – How to use stock options to reduce the risk of losing the value of your holdings during price fluctuations.
[20:05] Donor-advised Funds – Grant explores how donor-advised funds work and how investors can get tax benefits while contributing to charity.
[28:58] Charitable Remainder Trust – How charitable remainder trusts work, how they differ from donor-advised funds, and how to get started with them.
[34:38] Family & Insurance –Grant shares some ways you can reinvest the benefits of a charitable remainder trust to avoid financial stress within your family.
Convert Appreciated Assets into Income with a Charitable Remainder Trust: