Guidance

RESOURCES TO HELP SHAPE YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE

Managing wealth is a complex and ever-evolving subject. Here you will find independent insights into the markets, articles and research on wealth management strategies and tactics, and financial assessment tools to explore.


Coronavirus Market Update

February 26, 2020 -

This week's extreme negative reaction comes on the heels of sobering statistics concerning the spread of COVID-19 (the "Wuhan Coronavirus") and its impact on global economic growth.


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How Do Your Financial Priorities Stack Up With Our Pyramid?

February 8, 2020 -

Make sure you are not geeking out about small-bore investment problems while giving short shrift to the game-changers.


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Retirement Planning Is Complicated. Your Retirement Portfolio Should Not Be.

February 6, 2020 -

Four ideas for streamlining your holdings and reducing your oversight obligations.


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Life Insurance Trusts

Transferring wealth to beneficiaries without income tax or estate tax


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Maximizing Your Retirement Savings

Ensure income needs are met through retirement


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Long-Term Care Insurance

Traditional and hybrid policies


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Point of View

January 15, 2020 -

Analysis of 2020


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2019 Year-end Legislation

January 8, 2020 -

A synopsis of the SECURE Act and Retirement Reform.


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Seven Rebalancing Strategies That Are Tax-Efficient, Too!

January 7, 2020 -

Restoring a portfolio to your target allocation has the potential to trigger a tax bill, but it does not have to.


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The Market Is No Benchmark. Here Is Why.

January 3, 2020 -

A long-term investment strategy cannot be properly assessed using a short-term metric.


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How to Assess Your Insurance Needs

December 3, 2019 -

You manage risk at the portfolio level; here is how to address it in other parts of your plan.


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Do You Have Enough to Retire?

December 1, 2019 -

For soon-to-be retirees, it is crucial to conduct an ultra-customized assessment of retirement-savings adequacy.


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Five Year-End Tax Planning Moves

November 25, 2019 -

Waiting until this time of year to do our individual tax planning is an annual event for many of us.


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Strategic Giving: Think Beyond Cash

November 25, 2019 -

With the holidays upon us, many of us look for ways to combine the desire to help others with the desire to save on taxes.


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Avoiding Retirement Savings Mistakes

November 1, 2019 -

How to avoid the mistakes that can reduce income security


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7 Steps to Estimating Your In-Retirement Cash-Flow Needs

November 1, 2019 -

Rules of thumb may be too high for affluent retirees with high savings rates, but healthcare costs are a major swing factor.


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4 Strategies for Improving Your Portfolio Without Triggering Extra Taxes

October 31, 2019 -

Addressing portfolio problem spots often involves a tax bill; here is how to avoid paying extra and possibly even save.


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Roth or Traditional IRA: Which Should You Choose?

October 11, 2019 -

Here is a simple system to help you break down the choice.


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Stop the Mutual Fund Capital Gains Distribution Madness

October 11, 2019 -

Some funds are likely to make big payouts again this year, but you do not have to take them lying down.


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Young Adults and Financial Independence

September 6, 2019 -

Helpful guidance for key discussion points with your children.


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