HERE’S WHY YOU MAY NEED TO UPDATE YOUR ESTATE PLAN

Estate planning—the process for how you transfer your wealth to heirs and others—can be important for anyone who wants comfort knowing that their loved ones are adequately provided for and taken care of. When done well, estate planning aims both to allow you to pass on your assets as you see fit, and to minimize […]

ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES OF GIVING—ANDRECEIVING—FAMILY WEALTH

While most people would agree that having money is better than not having money, wealth itself doesn’t guarantee a smooth, happy or successful path. That can be particularly true among those who inherit family wealth. Affluent parents and grandparents often worry about the potential negative impacts of giving significant wealth to their kids. Meanwhile, inheritors […]

It May Be Time To Give Your Wealth Plan A Stress Test

One of the best plans to take from the financial playbook of the Super Rich—those with a net worth of $500 million or more—is to work with professionals to help manage your financial and lifestyle concerns. But, as the Super Rich know, you can’t stop there. We also need to regularly assess whether the financial […]

Buy Experiences, Not Stuff. Here’s Why.

When we spend money, we’re doing more than simply buying things. We want to create feelings of happiness, satisfaction and well-being.  But are we really spending our money in ways that achieve those results? The answer, unfortunately, is probably not. As one world-famous Japanese “tidying expert” might say, our spending habits don’t spark joy.  The […]

Five Big Asset Protection Planning Mistakes – And How To Avoid Them

If you have substantial assets, you may be a target for frivolous lawsuits. That’s why it’s so important to consider asset protection strategies that can create barriers to protect your wealth. Asset protection planning employs legally accepted concepts and strategies, as well as specific financial products, to ensure a person’s wealth is not unjustly taken […]

Five Big In-Retirement Money Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

Chances are, planning for retirement is one of the most important steps—series of steps, really—that you’ll undertake in your life. Unfortunately, we don’t always put enough focus on making thoughtful decisions during our retirements. Maybe we overlook something important. Perhaps we veer off course from one or more of our strategies. As a result, much […]

It’s Time to Address the Financial Literacy Problem. Here’s How.

The percentage of American adults with strong financial literacy—the ability to understand various financial-related concepts and put them to use—has fallen to historically low levels in recent years. One example: Just 34 percent of adults showed high levels of financial literacy in 2018—down from 42 percent nine years earlier—based on a financial literacy test offered […]

What Are Your Biggest Financial Concerns?

It goes without saying that you play a crucial role in making the decisions that will determine whether you will achieve your financial dreams. That’s why it makes sense to have great clarity about the specific financial issues and concerns that are most important to you and the people you care about. Only then can […]