Inflation and Your Portfolio

Many investors are starting to worry about increases in the cost of living and how a higher rate of inflation will affect the economy and their investments. Some inflation is considered healthy for an economy but too much inflation can wreck it. Here, we take a look at some historical data and the insight it may give.

4 Common Trust Fund Mistakes to Avoid

We all want to make sure our children and grandchildren are provided for, and so we set up secure, foolproof trust funds—or so we think. There are several mistakes you can run into when designing a trust. Here we take a look at a few of them.

Charitable Giving Strategies for Your Family

The holiday season is a special time with the spirit of joy and giving all around. This is also a time when many consider making a charitable gift. Here we discuss a few of the most popular and incentivizing giving vehicles for you to consider.

Managing Your Finances after Divorce

The divorce rate among adults aged 50 and older doubled between 1990 and 2010.  When going through a divorce there are so many emotions the last thing on your mind is "financial fitness". However, here are four key questions you should ask your financial advisor and lawyer.

Retired Suddenly: The unexpected blow and how to keep your retirement on track

A great number of retirees say that the timing of their retirement was either somewhat or completely unexpected. There are many circumstances that can lead to an early retirement and many times this brings stress and uncertainty of money concerns.  Here we share some steps to consider to keep you on track if you are blindsided by early retirement.

Your Home as a Source of Dollars in Retirement

The equity in your home could be one of your largest assets, especially if your mortgage has been paid down over the years or paid off. This home equity can be a valuable source of extra income during your retirement years. Here we discuss two ways to tap your home equity.

My Family Love Letter

One of the most important pieces of your overall financial plan is planning for the unknown, and one of the best gifts you can give your loved ones is the gift of preparedness. We call it the "Family Love Letter.”  Take a look at some of our top reasons you should complete your very own Family Love Letter today.

Saving for Retirement and a Child's Education at the Same Time

Can you save for your retirement and help your child go to college? It may be a challenge, but by making some smart choices now, you may be able to reach both goals. 

Concentrated Wealth: A Guide

While equity compensation can mean financial security on the one hand, it also can be quite complex and come with some serious risk, making it incredibly important to fully comprehend ahead of time.  We've all heard the old saying, "don't put all your eggs in one basket," right? Today, we're going to discuss a similar concept: concentrated wealth. 

Transferring Your Family Business

Business succession planning is very important, not only to ensure the continuity of your business, but also to do so with the smallest possible tax consequences.  Here, we take a look at some of the more common strategies for minimizing taxes.