Know the Difference Between a Credit Freeze and a Credit Lock!

In the realm of personal financial planning, safeguarding your credit is crucial. Two powerful tools to protect your credit from fraud and identity theft are a credit freeze and a credit lock, but do you know the difference? While they may seem similar, there are significant differences between the two. In this blog, we’ll explore […]

Passwords: Safeguarding Your Financial Information

In today’s digital age, managing your personal finances often involves navigating online banking, investment platforms, and financial management tools. While these technologies offer convenience and efficiency, they also pose significant security risks. One of the most critical aspects of safeguarding your financial information is creating and maintaining strong passwords. Let’s explore why strong passwords are […]

HSA – A powerful tool in the Personal Financial Planning Process

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are a powerful, yet often underutilized tool, used to manage healthcare expenses and build long-term wealth as part of the personal financial planning process. Understanding how to effectively incorporate an HSA into your personal financial plan can provide significant tax advantages and help you save for future medical costs. A Health […]

Things You Need to Know about a Qualified Personal Residence Trust

Personal financial planning can be a complex process, especially when it comes to managing high-value assets such as a home. One effective tool for minimizing estate taxes and securing your property for future generations is the Qualified Personal Residence Trust (QPRT). What is a Qualified Personal Residence Trust? A QPRT is a type of irrevocable […]

Understanding Sustainable Withdrawal Rates in Personal Financial Planning

Planning for financial independence requires careful consideration of various factors, including how much you can safely withdraw from your investments each year without running out of money. This concept, known as the sustainable withdrawal rate, is crucial for ensuring your financial independence. In this blog post, we’ll explore what sustainable withdrawal rates are, why they […]

Personal Financial Planning at AICPA’s 2024 Engage Conference

The AICPA’s 2024 Engage Conference is right around the corner and is one of the premier personal financial planning events each year. Scheduled to take place from June 2- 6 in Las Vegas, this conference is the premier gathering for CPAs, financial planners, and business advisors. With a focus on personal financial planning, attendees can […]

Managing Uncertainty: The Personal Financial Planning Process

Currently, tax planning, including estate planning, as part of the personal financial planning process is uncertain given the Biden administration’s tax proposals, the 2024 elections, and record deficit spending on the part of government. The primary reason for this uncertainty relates back to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017, which made sweeping […]

Retirement and Snake Oil

Snake oil is an idiom used to describe deceptive marketing, or some type of scam. As authors and public speakers, we are often asked to opine on “saving for retirement.” To which we reply, retirement is just ‘snake oil.’ We have gone round-and-round with our publishers on our crusade to pull back the curtain on […]

Unbundled Virtual Family Office: Redefining Wealth Management

Unbundled Virtual Family Office: Redefining Wealth Management In an era marked by rapid technological advancement and changing client needs, the traditional model of wealth management is undergoing a profound transformation. Enter the concept of the unbundled virtual family office (UVFO), a dynamic approach to wealth management that offers tailored solutions to affluent individuals and families. […]

Lottery Winners Next Steps

Lottery Winners Next Steps For many winning the lottery is a dream come true. The sudden influx of wealth can be life-changing, offering opportunities for financial independence and security. However, without careful planning, statistically speaking, it’s easy for lottery winners to squander their newfound wealth and end up worse off than before. This blog aims […]

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