Expert Articles


Jan
2015

How to Maximize the Market-based Approach of Valuing Your Business?

There are several valid methods to valuing your business, but many potential sellers favor the comparisons found in the market-based approach.

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Oct
2014

Do You Need Fiduciary Liability Insurance?

Maintaining a qualified employee benefit plan carries a significant amount of responsibility, along with potential liability. Find out why many business owners mistakenly believe an ERISA bond will protect them from such liability.

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Sep
2014

What is an Investment Policy Statement, and Do You Need One?

An Investment Policy Statement (IPS) is a critical piece of documentation for your company’s 401(k) plan. Although an IPS is not required, this is one area of plan oversight and governance that you do not want to leave to chance.

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Aug
2014

Homework Will Help You Pick the Proper 529 Education Savings Plan

529 savings plans can be effective tools to ensure your education savings needs are met appropriately and efficiently. Doing your homework will help you avoid potential pitfalls with high fees, poor investment options and how these accounts affect eligibility for financial aid.

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Jul
2014

4 Financial Considerations That Can Increase Student Aid Opportunities

Your wealth manager can help you understand how your student's financial need is calculated, what it includes, and how you can proactively structure assets to increase your child's potential of receiving maximum educational aid.

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Apr
2014

When Should You Shake Up Your Wealth Management Team?

A coordinated team effort by professional advisers is a valuable wealth management tool. It helps focus all your various team members' efforts on a common goal and strategy. Sometimes, however, changes must be made.

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Mar
2014

Avoiding Costly Lump-Sum Pension Pitfalls

For many people, receiving a pension payout in full is the largest amount of money they will receive from a single event. The sudden wealth created by a retirement account disbursement is exhilarating. It is also challenging. And it could be costly.

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Feb
2014

8 Important Business Sale Do’s and Don’ts

You’ve worked much of your life to build a successful business, so be sure to give it the care it deserves when it’s time to sell it.

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