We are excited that Richard P. Slaughter Associates has partnered with Worth magazine to provide articles for the bi-monthly publication. Slaughter Associates has long focused on sharing our knowledge and educating our clients, potential clients and partners, so this opportunity was a natural fit for us.

Do you have plans in place to manage cognitive decline?

While cognitive decline is a broad phrase, it is very important to recognize any symptoms – such as making poor financial decisions or falling victim to financial fraud. In fact, declining ability to make or understand financial decisions is often one of the first recognizable signs that something is wrong.

It’s not an easy assignment but creating a plan today could alleviate even greater headaches in the future. Here are some of the steps we recommend you take.

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How do you create a business that achieves high client retention rates and profitability?

When my father started Richard P. Slaughter Associates in 1991, he felt strongly that delivering wealth-management advice and services in an environment of integrity and graciousness would ensure long-lasting success. Over the years, we’ve discovered several business practices along these same principles that generate the kind of employee buy-in necessary to achieve this kind of success.

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How can you avoid the pitfalls of multiple financial strategies?

As your wealth grows, effectively managing your assets can become more complex, requiring expertise in a multitude of areas, including investment, insurance, tax and estate services. And while it is beneficial to have independent, trusted professionals, it is crucial that these professionals work as a team, with a shared understanding of the goals of the client.

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As your wealth has grown, has your family adjusted its wealth management requirements?

Whether a particular affluent family is new to wealth or has grown into this status, its members will always be wise to perform meaningful due diligence to determine what wealth management services they need and what professionals are best equipped to help them reach their financial goals.

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What are the nonmonetary considerations of selling your business?

For anyone who has worked hard to build, then sell, a business, considering both the emotional and financial aspects of the event will yield a more successful result.

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What’s the best thing to do when you receive a large inheritance?

As the beneficiary of a large inheritance, it is your responsibility to ensure this familial wealth is maintained. The decisions you make following an inheritance will directly impact how that wealth is preserved for you and future generations. Read on to discover five issues that will help ensure an optimal outcome.

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