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Generational Wealth: Transform Your Strategy to Make It Last Thumbnail

Generational Wealth: Transform Your Strategy to Make It Last

Careful stewardship of generational wealth goes beyond simple preservation and moves squarely into optimization and growth of existing assets. To preserve can mean to lose. IF traditions impede progress, preservation is counter-intuitive. How will you be the steward of your family’s generational wealth? This is also related to financial planning and creating a bulletproof retirement plan with our trusted wealth advisors.

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Should You Consider Adding Structured Notes to Your Portfolio?

Professionals have compared structured notes to the innovative mindset behind mutual funds—with the main draw being zero interest rates. In the past, structured notes were a high-risk, high-return investment that only very wealthy investors could get involved in. Recently, however, the transition to using more technology for investing has opened the door for more individuals and families to invest using structured notes.

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O-Zones (Opportunity Zones):  Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze? Thumbnail

O-Zones (Opportunity Zones): Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 brought about a new type of investment offering, Opportunity Zones, which provide a unique way of mitigating capital gains tax. It’s been reported that Qualified Opportunity Funds have raised over over $6.7 billion thru December 2019, and that there are over 200 available funds. Keep reading to learn more about O-Zones and their tax benefits, and to explore the characteristics of an investor that might consider this opportunity.

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Risk Premiums and What They Mean for Your Portfolio

Given an ever-shifting market, it’s important to stay abreast of asset class expectations and how changes in market levels over time can help drive asset allocation decisions in an investment portfolio. In our first blog series on capital markets, we presented our forward-looking risk and return estimates. In this blog we will check current markets relative to our projections to illustrate how we use risk to garner insights necessary for optimal portfolio recommendations. Keep reading to learn more about risk premiums and what they might mean for your portfolio.

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Stretch IRA – What Proposed Legislation Could Do to Your Wealth Transfer Plans

Two retirement reform bills (the SECURE Act and RESA) have been circling around Washington, and if passed, may make significant changes to many retirement and estate plans. Notably, the proposed changes outlined in the bill(s) have meaningful implications as the rules on inherited IRA’s are up for debate. Both the House and Senate have different views on the technical aspects of how tax shelters for inherited wealth could be reduced. Read our blog to learn about the differences in proposed changes for “Stretch IRA’s” and what they could mean for tax planning, wealth accumulation and wealth transfer.

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