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Andrew DelMedico, CFP®

Financial Planning Coordinator/Senior Consultant

Financial Planning » 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, …

Tom Lesko

Senior Wealth Management Consultant

Financial Planning » 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 …

Andrew DelMedico

Financial Planning Coordinator/Senior Consultant

Financial Planning » Estate Planning Missteps of the Rich and Famous

February 26, 2018 | Estate Planning

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. Like us, celebrities create estate plans to direct the distribution of their assets, minimize estate taxes, and accomplish …

Dana Vosburgh

Director of Family Wealth Management

Financial Planning » What Individuals and Business Owners Need to Know about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

January 29, 2018 | Tax Planning

When the formal tax reform process began during the second half of 2017 - and even back in 2016 when President Trump campaigned on the importance of tax reform - key goals were to simplify the tax code, eliminate certain unpopular taxes, reduce taxes for the middle class, and significantly reduce …

Financial Planning » Prosper

December 12, 2017 | Financial Planning

We recognize that every financial situation is unique and the planning process can be complex, so our team of experts have created Prosper, a magazine full of useful financial planning information that's beneficial for the whole family. In this inaugural issue we cover a wide variety of planning …

Andrew DelMedico

Financial Planning Coordinator/Senior Consultant

Financial Planning » Four Things You Can Do with Excess 529 Plan Funds

August 18, 2017 | Financial Planning

529 college savings plans are widely touted as the most effective way to save for college education expenses. Contributions to a 529 plan may be state income tax deductible, grow federal and state tax-free, and can be withdrawn federal and state tax-free if used for qualifying higher education …

Rebecca Galliford

Wealth Management Consultant

Financial Planning » Four Common Types of Debt and What They Mean for You

July 11, 2017 | Financial Planning

American household debt – including mortgages, auto and student loans, and credit cards – has reached a new high at $12.7 trillion, surpassing the previous peak credit bubble levels of 2008, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In today’s low interest rate environment, debt can be …


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