As a Client Relationship Specialist, Austin has over four years of experience in the professional services industry. By fostering strong relationships with both clients and advisors through consistent communication, top-notch service, and exceptional operational support, his role is to ensure an excellent client experience.
Austin graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Finance. Prior to joining PBMares Wealth Management, he worked for four years as a Paralegal for a law firm, helping to calculate and organize the necessary financial documentation for the firm’s attorneys to successfully litigate on their clients’ behalf.
In his spare time, Austin enjoys reading, skiing, watching sports, and spending time with friends and family.
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When it comes time to begin collecting Social Security, you want to maximize your benefits. But to do so, there are decisions to make and several moving parts to consider, such as: when to begin collecting, tax implications, spousal benefits, and how social security benefits relate to eligibility for Medicare and disability benefits.
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Life insurance is key to comprehensive financial planning, whether it serves a traditional risk management function or is put to another use. Use this guide for top considerations when purchasing a policy.
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The business appraisal and evaluation process can be challenging. Learn where to start and what questions to ask when addressing your exit strategy.
For members of the LGBTQ community, securing financial peace of mind can be particularly pressing. Read on for special considerations.
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Cash Management Alternatives to Business Bank Accounts: How to Maximize Yield & Minimize Risk in Today’s Climate
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Navigating the shift from college to adulthood can be challenging, especially when it comes to financial management. Contributing early to retirement plans and managing credit, savings, and student loans can make a big difference in long-term financial health.
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Use this checklist as a helpful tool to frame your retirement priorities related to cash flow, insurance, healthcare, assets, debts, tax planning and more.
The SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 can leave you wondering how changes might apply to you. Use this summary checklist grouping the changes by the year they take effect.
Many taxpayers may not realize that taxes are not automatically withheld from RMDs. There are tax strategies to manage estimated tax payments, but the deadline of Dec. 31 is quickly approaching.
Learn about the Family Love Letter, a planning tool for family-owned businesses that bridges understanding and informational gaps from one generation to the next.
Estate planning is not only an integral part of our financial lives, it includes the legacy we wish to leave behind. Family business owners are uniquely positioned to pass down business, financial, and personal success through multiple generations, but many have little to no succession strategy in place.
Sometimes, a not-for-profit's investment performance isn’t what it should be. Looking at the Investment Policy Statement and identifying corrections can help to improve fund performance and help to ensure investment returns meet their objectives.
There is an abundance of financial terms that get thrown around in news, market reports, and even conversations with advisors. This article sums up 10 common investment and financial terms that every investor should know.
Watch this webinar recording on Charitable Planning and Tax Strategies and learn how donors can maximize their impact while minimizing their tax burden.
Investment Policy Statements dictate how a nonprofit’s investment program operates. Learning how to benchmark and measure success, and organize the investment committee helps to ensure investment committee members satisfy their fiduciary duties.
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Lately, there have been several stories regarding the possibility that the U.S. economy is in a stock market bubble. It seems whenever there are extended time periods with high growth, the word bubble appears and investors start to become uneasy. So, what are bubbles and should we be concerned with them?
Taking steps now to transfer your physical stock to electronic will take a considerable burden off of your executor. Not only that, if you are able to transfer your physical stock while you are alive, you may also be able to retitle said stock so that it avoids probate.
Our researchers at DFA take a deep dive into FANMAG stock performance history and why we continue to believe that fad-based investing is no substitute for a broadly diversified portfolio.
It is important to think about what would happen should any of your primary or contingent beneficiaries pass away before you. If your intent is to leave behind a legacy for that particular beneficiary's heirs, adding the Per Stirpes designation may be advantageous.
Is now the time to purchase FAANG stocks? Our research team at DFA looks at the expected and unexpected returns for answers.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 70% of people turning age 65 will need long-term care at some point in their lives. Here is what you need to know.
Open Enrollment season is upon us, and for many employees, it is time to enroll in company benefits for the upcoming year.
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.
With a presidential election just around the corner, many investors are looking for clues as to which way stocks may go. The following articles by Dimensional provide an historical perspective on presidential elections and the stock market. The results may surprise you, and should reinforce the benefits of taking a long-term approach to investing.
Even when the economy isn’t closed due to a pandemic, many employers find meeting their contribution obligations to their employer-sponsored retirement plans a challenge to honor. Employers will need to start looking at ways to free up cash and reduce overhead while we wait and hope for revenues to start flowing in again.
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.
Turbulent markets affect not only your portfolio, but your livelihood. As we continue to monitor this unsettling time we also see opportunity. The economic downturn coupled with historically low interest rates may provide unique wealth transfer opportunities.
Unless you own or operate a financial services company, giving out financial advice is probably way outside the scope of your usual responsibilities. But your employees need help, particularly those who have been impacted financially by the pandemic. So, what can you do?