Expert Articles


Sep
2018

5 Fraud Schemes That Target Seniors

It probably wasn’t long after humankind developed its first system of commerce, that someone figured out a way to cheat the system to his own benefit. And there is no doubt that today’s digital world has only increased the number of ways for criminals to take advantage of others. Sadly, one of the fastest growing areas of fraud involves older adults. To protect yourself and your loved ones, be aware of these common schemes so that you can more easily identify them as they are happening.

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Aug
2018

10 Red Flags for Recognizing Diminished Capacity

While physical incapacity is generally easy to spot, cognitive problems may start occurring well before anyone detects them. And one of the first areas commonly affected by diminished capacity is the ability to make sound financial decisions. These 10 warning signs can help you start a planning process that avoids potential financial pitfalls.

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Jun
2018

Do Your HR Efforts Consider Cultural Needs?

At a basic level, business culture is simply the summation of traits and behaviors of the employees. Satisfaction, however, is a fulfilled need or desire. And, cultural priorities can play a huge role in job satisfaction. So, do you know which characteristics of corporate culture your employees hold in highest regard?

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Apr
2018

4 Reasons Financial Planning is Important Even If You Know You Have Enough Assets

For families who have a high degree of confidence that they have assets sufficient to meet all their future financial goals, there is still considerable value in a professionally constructed financial plan. Keep reading for our insight on how to get even more from estate and tax planning, and other important areas of your financial life.

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Mar
2018

Being Tax Efficient Requires Timing, Planning, and Partnership

As your wealth grows so can the complexities of proper management. Expertise should be delivered to you in many areas by professionals who have a specialty in working with affluent families. For this article, we’ve reached out to a couple of experienced tax advisors with whom we regularly partner to provide some tips on being tax efficient with your wealth.

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Feb
2018

2017 Tax Documents — What to Expect, When, and From Whom

The first quarter of each year is often a period of fresh starts and new beginnings. But it is also a time for wrapping up the previous year’s business and putting it to bed — especially with regards to tax preparations. To assist in the organization of many of these details and to smooth the process for both yourself and your financial service providers, we’ve assembled the following checklist of dates, documents, and notes to keep in mind.

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Oct
2017

Is an ESOP a Better Option Than an Outright Sale of Your Business?

When it’s time to move on from the business, many owners regard selling or merging their company to be the only viable option. But doing so often leaves employees and clients in a bad spot. For owners looking to make the best decision for themselves and the company they’re leaving behind, another option to consider is an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

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Sep
2017

Managing Charitable Giving During the Sale of a Business

As successful business owners reach a point in their business when they are ready to sell, many also recognize both the need and opportunity to do more with their good fortune. For business owners with such a charitable inclination and a readiness to have their business change hands, there are many options and considerations to weigh.

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