William T. Baldwin

William T. Baldwin is president of Pillar Financial Advisors of Waltham, Mass., where he counsels clients on a wide range of issues, including asset allocation, investing, estate planning and tax strategies. He holds degrees in accounting, law and taxation. He was recognized five times by Worth magazine as one of the nation¿s top financial advisers and was called one of the ¿Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors¿ by Barron's. He is the immediate past chairman of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors. In addition to the email address above, he can be reached at wtb@pillarfinancial.com.

Recent Articles By The Author

A Solution for Children and the Trophy Wife

A Solution for Children and the Trophy Wife

Second-marriage trusts set up an automatic point of conflict between a spouse and first-marriage children.

Estate Tax Changes Verge on the Absurd

Estate Tax Changes Verge on the Absurd

A new estate tax law introduces needed concepts. But its temporary nature prevents good planning.

Low-Cost Alternative to Family Gifts: Lending

Low-Cost Alternative to Family Gifts: Lending

Family loan interest rates are at an all-time low -- a paltry 0.32% for a loan of three years or less.

Bipartisan Bill Would Slash Estate Taxes

Bipartisan Bill Would Slash Estate Taxes

The $5 million exemption in a two-year compromise will have a huge impact on the number of taxable estates.

'Portable' Exemptions Would Cut Estate Taxes

'Portable' Exemptions Would Cut Estate Taxes

A plan debated by Congress would have reduced estate taxes by a significant amount.