High net worth individuals who leverage life insurance give themselves access to the cash value of the policies. You can borrow against life insurance accounts or use it to invest. You can also pass along the cash value of a permanent life insurance tax-free through gifting under $15k or irrevocable life insurance trusts.
As a fiduciary, Stableford Capital is held to the highest standard of care and always puts clients’ best interests first. The registered investment advisor firm does this by offering integrated advisory services – advisory, tax and investment all under one roof – and keeping constant communication with clients. Every recommendation is explained and clients are educated on the process.
Women’s finances are on an upward trend. Financial planners are now designing investment plans to meet the needs and expand the opportunities leading to financial independence for women. As women begin to build more wealth, women investors are looking to achieve financial independence, often out-earning men in their portfolios.
Starting your own business is both rewarding and challenging – it also presents a unique set of challenges for financial planning. The four financial planning strategies for the self-employed to consider include setting up a retirement account, funding it, insuring your business and seeking support. At Stableford Capital, we take an integrated advisory approach and look at your entire financial situation when mapping out your financial plan.
The recently-passed Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act may change the way people save, and use, retirement funds. The Act comes with some changes that are worth taking advantage of—and some that are worth being aware of. As this took effect January 1, 2020, be sure to discuss possible impacts to your retirement planning with your tax professional soon.
Be aware of the latest telephone scams targeting the vulnerable elderly, and make sure your loved ones are protected from financial exploitation. Aside from prepaid credit card scams, some of the other most popular are IRS payments, Social Security, invoice and romance scams. Learn more about them and how you can protect those you love and care for.
Creating a legacy means planning for all aspects of the future, and a living will is the best way to take the guesswork out of your medical care. Stableford receives numerous questions on the living will topic each year. We’ve asked Nikki Polistina, Director of Client Relations and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ to respond to a few of the most frequently asked questions in this article.
Modern families want (and need) modern estate planning solutions. It’s no longer a “one size plan fits all” scenario where wealth follows marriage and blood lines. You want your trusts and wishes to reflect your journey at its current path while keeping an eye on the future. Trusts help you and your family – whomever it includes – enjoy the wealth that you’ve spent your lifetime accumulating.
You have spent your lifetime building your estate, investing funds, allocating assets and planning for the future. Do you know the most important aspects of estate planning? While every financial situation is different, this article covers ways to protect your beneficiaries and your investments. Ultimately, the consensus is clear: keeping a current estate plan is a must and prepares your loved ones for the unexpected.
On the heels of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and as the new year approaches, the IRS has published changes to contribution limits for the tax year 2019, reaffirming that change is inevitable. Understanding the changes made to tax laws as they happen should be an essential part of your tax planning strategies. Stableford Capital’s tax services can help prepare you to comply with the changes and maximize the benefits of your personal tax return or business tax preparation – it’s not what you make, it’s what you keep.