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

The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and giving. However, with all of the holiday excitement comes the need for careful financial planning. Did you know that the average American spends almost $1,500 on gifts for the holiday season and many spend well over that?1 Add in travel expenses,

People have their take on retirement, including the good, the bad, and the ugly. With planning, hard work, and a little luck, your retirement can be a dream come true (at least according to these pundits). Here are some of our favorite quotes about retirement! According to the Poor Richards

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. 

DOWNLOAD THE PDF Summer just won’t go away, but I think Fall is finally sneaking into North Texas.  On the weekends I smell barbecue cooking at the Southlake Dragon high school football tailgates & the same goes for the college pregame tailgates on Saturdays (and the post-game parties afterwards.)  Wyoming

DOWNLOAD THE PDF The 3rd quarter was the first quarter this year that saw all markets decline. Global Real Estate was the biggest loser of the quarter at -6.49% followed by International Developed Stocks at -4.10%, the US Stock Market at -3.25%, surprisingly followed by the US Bond Market at

As the holiday season draws near, most people are thinking about their finances over the next few months and budgeting for how they can celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Which is perfect timing because October is National Financial Planning Month! Let’s use this month to celebrate the

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