Introduction If you are like most of the wealthy clients we work with, you have built a great nest egg. With that comes family and friends asking for money or asking for a loan. You want to help out, but you want to make sure you do it the right

Is estate planning a one and done deal?… or does it, like your retirement planning, require ongoing attention and review? Estate planning provides the individual control over their assets. That control provides certainty, flexibility, and assurance that their hard-earned assets are protected and treated in the manner in which they

By Lena Melugin, Private Wealth Advisor I’ll never forget one of my most impactful client meetings shortly after I became a planner. We had a new client come in who had recently lost her husband. She was a mother to two children and had just received a $4m death benefit. 

Receiving Social Security benefits is advantageous in retirement, but like almost every other form of income, these benefits are taxed by the government. To accurately predict your retirement income (and taxes), it’s important to understand how Social Security benefits are taxed. Here, we explain everything you need to know about

The leaves are changing, the weather is cooling down, and football is finally back—there’s always a lot happening in fall. But wait, there’s more! September is also National College Savings Month, a time to celebrate the power of investing in education and securing a brighter future for our children and

There are many strategies that can help make a great financial plan. One strategy that often flies under the radar but deserves significant attention is the Roth Conversion. This maneuver involves converting funds from a traditional IRA or 401(k) into a Roth IRA, and it can be a powerful tool

In the realm of financial planning, understanding the intricacies of investment strategies and tax implications is crucial for maximizing wealth. One such concept that often goes underutilized or misunderstood is Net Unrealized Appreciation (NUA). Our goal is to demystify NUA, explaining its significance, benefits, and how it can be a

Navigating the retirement planning landscape often feels riddled with complexity, confounded by extensive paperwork and intricate decision-making processes due to a multitude of available pension plans. Today, I invite you to explore a simplified, yet profoundly effective approach to retirement planning designed meticulously for independent professionals, freelancers, and solo entrepreneurs.

I know it’s mid-year of 2023, but are you thinking about your taxes and financial strategies for 2026? If not, you should be.  We had this conversation with a client who is planning on selling their business soon, and they were surprised to hear that 2026 is such an important

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