PAYING YOUR KIDS AS A BUSINESS OWNER Paying your children may be one of the most underutilized tax strategies of small businesses owners. Yes, you can hire your children to work for you, and you’re able to pay them a legitimate wage. There are multiple planning opportunities that become available

In an engaging piece by David Booth, the founder and chair of Dimensional Fund Advisors, a critical question is raised – can artificial intelligence (AI) help pick stocks? With the advent of technology capable of processing vast amounts of data, many might be inclined to say yes. However, Booth offers

In Today’s world, a world without pensions and worries about the future of Medicare and Social Security, saving for your retirement is a critical part of financial planning, and for many people, a 401(k) plan is a large component of that plan. A 401(k) plan allows individuals to save money

A Stop-loss order is an order type used by stock-traders and is often promoted as s way to protect wealth.  This order is typically set about 8–12% below the current market price and will trigger a stock sale if the position trades at or below the stated price.  As stocks

When it comes to setting up a retirement savings plan for your small business, you will be faced with numerous different plan type options that you could implement. As the owner of the business, you must decide between these options to determine the best retirement plan for your specific business.

We all remember the 2008 financial crisis and recession, as millions of people lost their jobs, homes, and ways of life. While a lot of factors contributed to this economic disaster, one term can cover nearly all of them: systemic risk. Let’s look at what systemic risk is and how

DOWNLOAD THE PDF The year 2022 was an interesting year in financial markets, as the US led the rest of the world in a transition from a zero-interest rate policy / (negative rates overseas) to a world where inflation resurfaced, spread across the globe as result of unprecedented government stimulus,

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DOWNLOAD THE PDF The year 2022 will be remembered as one of the most difficult years to invest for many reasons. Both stock and bonds markets were down over 10%. Both the US and Emerging Markets were down about 20% while Global Real Estate was down nearly 25%! Even the

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The First Friendly Quarter to Investors in 2022 DOWNLOAD THE PDF For the first time in 2022 all markets were positive. You’ll notice that ALL Equity, Real Estate Markets, AND Bonds were up. Granted all 1 yr data points are negative, this is a positive step towards regaining losses. The International

We have a few clients with 678 Trusts and have found them to be an interesting estate planning technique. A 678 trust, also known as a qualified terminable interest property (QTIP) trust, is a type of trust that is commonly used in estate planning. This type of trust allows an