End-of-Year Action Items for Investors

December 2022  By: KYLE POWERS, CFP®, MBA, AIF
End-of-Year Action Items for Investors
As we enter the final month of 2022, your calendar is likely filled with holiday parties, work deadlines, and family commitments. Many of us also carve out time for strategic planning for the year ahead. However, there are some planning items that expire with the start of the New Year and others...

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Helping Families Create a Lasting Legacy

October 2022  By: BESS BUTLER BRUNSON, CFP®
Helping Families Create a Lasting Legacy
The recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II underscores the impact of leaving a lasting, meaningful legacy. While the Queen had biographers and the media to document her life in the public eye, we have a service at The Fiduciary Group to help our clients document and pass on their legacy and wealth...

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Business Owner Transition Planning

September 2022  By: MICHAEL McLEOD, CFP®, CTFA
Business Owner Transition Planning
Small businesses are a major economic force in the United States, comprising about half of the country’s GDP and representing almost 27 million companies. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that family businesses, defined as those in which two or more family members exercise control, represent about...

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Staying Focused on Your Financial Plan

June 2022  By: JUSTIN KOHLER, CFP®
Staying Focused on Your Financial Plan
In today’s volatile global economic environment, it’s more important than ever to stay focused on your financial plan. An updated financial plan will assist in guiding your actions to help you be proactive, rather than reactive, regarding changes to the economic landscape.

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Minimizing (or Eliminating) IRMAA Medicare Surcharges

February 2022  By: MICHAEL McLEOD, CFP®, CTFA
Minimizing (or Eliminating) IRMAA Medicare Surcharges
As with many transitions in life or business, a little advanced planning helps the process run much more smoothly. For investors in their 60s, a number of planning considerations come into sharper focus which means it is an especially important time for prudent planning. These considerations are...

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Which Type of Trust is Best for You and Your Family?

January 2022  By: MALCOLM BUTLER, JD
Which Type of Trust is Best for You and Your Family?
Americans are living longer than ever, which means it’s more important than ever to plan ahead for your financial future and to efficiently ensure the transfer of wealth to future generations. According to the Stanford Center on Longevity and The Longevity Project, Americans are living...

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The ABCs of Financial Advice

November 2021  By: MICHAEL McLEOD, CFP®, CTFA
The ABCs of Financial Advice
Like most industries, the wealth management field has its own “language,” with a range of terms, jargon, and acronyms used by people in the profession. If you’re investing, it’s wise to take the time to understand common terms – as well as their implications – to make sound financial decisions for...

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The Importance of Getting on the Same Financial Page as Your Spouse

September 2021  By: JOEL GOODMAN, CFA
The Importance of Getting on the Same Financial Page as Your Spouse
I’m currently preparing to become an empty nester and recently lost my father-in-law. As a result, I’m thinking about the future and reflecting upon my own mortality, even more so than usual. Whether you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one, children moving on to college, or other landmark...

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Financial Planning Is an Ongoing Process

September 2021  By: JUSTIN KOHLER, CFP®
Financial Planning Is an Ongoing Process
Financial planning is never static, fixed, or inflexible. Instead, it’s an iterative process that requires monitoring, evaluating, and adjusting as life changes over time. The planning process provides a foundation by which we systematically evaluate a wide range of key financial & life decisions....

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Why An Estate Plan Is Essential For Investors

July 2021  By: MICHAEL McLEOD, CFP®, CTFA
Why An Estate Plan Is Essential For Investors
A new President brings new priorities and a new fiscal plan to fund those priorities. Consequently, there has been much discussion this year of potential impacts to income and estate taxes. Despite a lot of conversation and preliminary proposals, we still lack clarity on what changes may ultimately...

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