Financial Planning

Ethan McKenney, CFP®

Senior Wealth Management Consultant

Year-End Tax Planning Considerations

November 29, 2018 | Tax Planning

With the holidays upon us, now is the time to start thinking about year-end tax planning strategies. While tax reform may result in a lower overall tax bill for many, there are simple steps that could further reduce tax burdens. Below, we highlight some important strategies that are worth looking …

Andrew DelMedico, CFP®

Financial Planning Coordinator/Senior Consultant

Why Aretha Franklin’s Lack of An Estate Plan is a P-R-O-B-L-E-M

October 04, 2018 | Estate Planning

Following in the footsteps of other famous musicians including Prince, Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, and Bob Marley, Aretha Franklin passed away without an estate plan. As a result, rather than personally making decisions about the distribution of her estimated $80 million estate, …

Andrew DelMedico, CFP®

Financial Planning Coordinator/Senior Consultant

It’s Not Too Late to Compound Your Savings for Retirement

August 07, 2018 | Planning for Retirement

For anyone who reads, watches TV, or browses social media, it should come as no surprise that Americans, on average, are underprepared for retirement. In fact, struggling to find a way to save enough to fund a comfortable retirement is an issue that spans generations. While retirement health …

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Dana Vosburgh, CFP®

Director of Family Wealth Management

Recent Social Security Headlines are Old News

June 27, 2018 | Planning for Retirement

An annual report about Social Security and Medicare made headlines in early June by highlighting what many people already know – Social Security and Medicare reform is going to be necessary at some point soon. The big news in this year’s report from the Social Security Board of Trustees is that …

Ethan McKenney, CFP®

Senior Wealth Management Consultant

Spending Patterns in Retirement

April 17, 2018 | Planning for Retirement

As featured in Manning & Napier’s Guide to Financial Planning, Prosper. To get your complimentary copy, and to read the full article, visit go.manning-napier.com/Prosper. When it comes to planning for retirement, few people fully understand if they are financially prepared to move into the next …

Tom Lesko

Senior Wealth Management Consultant

Qualified Charitable Distributions and the New Tax Law

March 13, 2018 | Tax Planning

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made sweeping changes to our tax laws when the bill was signed this past December. On January 1, the standard deduction – an amount that all tax filers can deduct from their income each tax year – was doubled to $12,000 for single filers and $24,000 for joint filers. The …


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