SECURE Act: Potential Implications to Naming Your Trust as Retirement Beneficiary

Since the SECURE Act passed in December of 2019, several clients have reached out regarding the so-called “10 Year Rule” which stipulates all retirement assets must be distributed to certain beneficiaries within 10 years of the client’s passing.

2020-10-22T08:59:58-04:00October 22, 2020|Categories: Wealth Management|

Donor-Advised Funds: Giving with a Tax Advantage

If you donate to charitable organizations, you might want to consider establishing a donor-advised fund. A donor-advised fund is a charitable tax-saving tool that enables you to maintain a certain level of control over how funds are distributed while receiving immediate tax benefits.

2020-12-01T16:04:32-05:00September 9, 2020|Categories: Tax: Individual, Wealth Management|Tags: |

How Can Plan Sponsors Help Participants During the COVID-19 Crisis?

Unless you own or operate a financial services company, giving out financial advice is probably way outside the scope of your usual responsibilities. 

2020-06-03T15:34:11-04:00June 3, 2020|Categories: PBMares COVID-19 Insights, Retirement, Wealth Management|Tags: |

Wealth Transfers in a Low Interest Rate Environment

Throughout the past several months investors have seen turbulent markets affect not only their portfolios but their livelihood as well. As we continue to monitor this unsettling time we also see opportunity.

2020-05-20T14:20:10-04:00May 14, 2020|Categories: Wealth Management|Tags: , , |

Strategies for Managing Concentrated Stock

Managing a concentrated stock position involves more than just knowing a little about stocks and trying to predict the market. Concentrated stock can be accumulated in many ways and can bring with it risk hurtful to your portfolio, and to your pride. Having a plan in place customized to your unique stock concentration issues can help achieve your financial goals.

2019-09-10T16:16:27-04:00September 10, 2019|Categories: Wealth Management|Tags: , |

Capturing Market Returns in Actively Managed Investments

A growing number of investors are using passive funds in lieu of actively managed investments. The shift to passive is being influenced by an overwhelming amount of historical data that shows active managers are not beating their benchmarks. This recurring underperformance in actively managed funds is due in part to excessive fees and higher than necessary taxes incurred by trading within the funds.

2018-10-05T13:00:01-04:00October 4, 2018|Categories: Wealth Management|Tags: |

How Small- to Medium-sized Nonprofits Can Get the Help They Need to Manage Their Investments

Nonprofit organizations have a fiduciary role in managing investments that are the result of donor gifts. For those with endowment funds, there are laws and regulations outlining fiduciary responsibilities with respect to those funds and how the funds are invested and allocated for expenditure. Large nonprofit organizations with significant investments have the resources to engage large institutional investment managers to assist in managing their investment portfolios.

Planning a Future to Look Forward To

Back in the spring, I wrote about ways to look forward to tax filing by making positive changes in our planning and small adjustments to [...]

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