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Tax Implications of Moving from State to State

What are the tax implications to consider if you’re moving from one state to another? Each state has a unique set of taxes, such as property, sales, estate or inheritance, and income tax, that apply to its residents. The Tax Cuts and Acts Job put a $10,000 limit on the state and local tax Read more…

Investment Gifts: Creative Ways to Give Money to Kids

Most gifts—even the big ones—fade from our memories within months. But some gifts will continue to give years after recipients have torn off the wrapping paper and shrieked with joy: investment gifts. When you give money in the form of education funds, stocks, trusts, or charitable contributions, Read more…

Want to Earn More on Your Cash? Try Lending Money to a Family Member.

If interest rates are low, you have to be strategic to earn more on your cash. But before you open your wallet, understand the risks and rewards. Read more…

Ways to Strive For Financial Freedom Amidst Uncertainty

In this video, Senior Wealth Manager, Sara Gelsheimer speaks about striving for financial freedom even amidst uncertainty, and outlines steps for getting organized and setting up a financial plan. Read more…

Investing By Age Series

As you age and mature in life and in your career, your investment priorities change, and financial goals and objectives shift as well. Having the right financial advisor by your side means having a proactive partner to make sure you reach your goals during life's journey. I created this investing Read more…

Estate Documents

Learn about the 5 essential documents necessary to build a solid Estate Plan from Senior Wealth Manager, Sara Gelsheimer. Read more…

A New Podcast Designed to Help You Improve as a Long Term Investor

After several years of deliberation, I’m finally launching a podcast. I’m excited to introduce you to The Long Term Investor, a financial podcast designed to distill complex topics into easily digestible lessons and make you a better investor. Read more…

Tax Reduction Strategies

Learn 5 strategies for tax reduction in this helpful video from Senior Wealth Manager, Sara Gelsheimer. Read more…

How to Choose the Right Type of Mortgage

Homeownership has long been one of the biggest goals for Americans to achieve, and a cornerstone of the traditional American Dream. More than 65% of the US population owns their home – but without the help of a mortgage, many of those homeowners couldn’t afford to make the purchase. However, very Read more…

Small Business 401(k) Retirement Plans - Safe Harbor Match vs. Safe Harbor Non-Elective

For a myriad of reasons – from automatically passing ADP testing, helping with Top-Heavy failures, or owners saving $60,000+, many businesses choose to use a Safe Harbor formula in their 401(k) retirement plan. Let’s find out what the Safe Harbor formulas are and why you may choose one over the Read more…

What You Need to Know about Estate Planning

Developing and executing an estate plan is one of the most important pieces of your financial plan. Read more…

How to Financially Prepare for a Divorce

It's not a pleasant topic, but when divorcing, you want to be as financially prepared as possible. Join Senior Wealth Manager, Sara Gelsheimer, as she walks through the 3 steps to financially prepare for a divorce.   Read more…

How to Save if You're Expecting a Baby

Join busy parents and Plancorp employees, Senior Wealth Manager, Sara Gelsheimer, and Chief Investment Officer, Peter Lazaroff, as they talk through important financial considerations to keep in mind when saving for a baby. Read more…

Investment Gifts: Creative Ways to Give Money to Your Kids

Pop Quiz: You have 10 seconds to name what your parents gave you for Christmas when you were 15. Go! It’s almost impossible to think of even one thing, right? Most gifts—even the big ones—fade from our memories within months. But some gifts will continue to give years after recipients have torn off Read more…

3 Financial Considerations for Setting Up Your Business

If you have a groundbreaking entrepreneurial idea floating around your head, then you may be wondering what to consider before starting a business. One simple mentality will help — the more planning you do upfront, the better off your new business venture will be. It's just like taking a vacation. Read more…

Video: Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). What Are They? How Do They Work?

In this video, Senior Wealth Manager, Daniel Lee and Chief Investment Officer, Peter Lazaroff, discuss what Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) are, what vesting is, how taxes for RSUs work, share blackouts and more. Read more…

5 Steps to Manage Money from Sudden Wealth

Unless you’re independently wealthy, you probably receive an income for work you perform at your job. Read more…

Things to Consider Before You Buy a Home

Join Plancorp Senior Wealth Manager, Sara Gelsheimer, as she goes through the 6 misconceptions and considerations to keep in mind when contemplating a home purchase. Read more…

Where to Save for Retirement

One of the trickier decisions of saving for retirement is determining which accounts to prioritize with your savings. Read more…

Should I Invest in a Traditional or a Roth IRA?

When funded early and consistently, an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) can be a cornerstone of retirement planning. By combining the magic of compounding, a long time for growth, and shelter from taxes, the wealth-building equation can really work in your favor. Read more…

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