August is National “Make a Will” Month, and it’s a great annual reminder to update your will if needed and create a will if you don’t have one already. A will is an important estate-planning document that can help you transfer your assets with ease. Having a proper will can

The traditional retirement age in the United States is 65, the age at which most people are eligible to begin receiving full Social Security benefits. But many people feel the allure of leaving the workforce much sooner. Many Americans are deciding to retire earlier than planned, whether by choice or

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

Last month I broke a simple financial rule I follow regarding warranties and insurance.  The purpose of any Insurance or warranties is to transfer catastrophic risk that you can not afford to bear. Follow the Rules If you follow rule 1 of our financial planning system, you will set aside

I read an article today that I think reflects what we are thinking at Mills Wealth Advisors right now. Now, I don’t agree with 100% of what was written, but the main premise I agree with very much. We have been having many conversations with clients about their current risk

There are many things I love about my job as a financial planner, but none more so than being able to sit across the table from clients and hear their stories. Some are young professionals just getting started in their careers, whereas others are empty nesters nearing retirement. Some are

I came across an article recently that I found to be profoundly timeless. I keep hearing about the new normal, and that times have changed. However, there are many things that have and will not change that I believe are being forgotten and sometimes swept under the rug. I hope

March 12, 2021 The first week of college is a time of excitement for recent high school graduates. They want to see and do everything without the ball and chain that is their parents. Doing everything is likely to cost money. So then, the first week of college is also

“How much do I need to retire” is one of the most common questions people have when it comes to their personal finances. Regardless of age, occupation, or socioeconomic status, most of us are wrestling with the same questions: How much is enough? How much do I need to be

              IRS announces tax relief for Texas severe winter storm victims | Internal Revenue Service TX-2021-02, February 22, 2021   TEXAS — Victims of winter storms that began February 11, 2021 now have until June 15, 2021, to file various individual and business tax