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What to Know About 2021 Year-End Tax Planning

Now that we are in the 4th quarter of 2021, it’s a good time to start looking at ways to reduce your 2021 tax liability. Even though you might not know your tax liability until you file your tax return in April (or October) of 2022, in order to take advantage of some key tax saving tools, many Read more…

How to Handle Post-IPO Equity

For years, investing in Silicon Valley was predominantly reserved for ultra-wealthy venture capitalists, but that exclusive landscape is changing. The last year has seen three massive initial public offerings (IPOs) from software vendor Snowflake (NYSE: SNOW), takeout delivery company DoorDash Read more…

If Stock Options Are Part of Your Compensation Package, Here's What You Need to Know

The 2010s was arguably the decade of the corporate perk. For years, we could hardly escape the barrage of beer taps in the break room, free gym memberships, and unlimited PTO. These benefits may have led to a “best place to work” award or two, but when was the last time a free lunch helped you feel 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Getting the Most Out of 529 College Savings Plans

Want to get the most out of your 529 College Savings Plan? If one of these special situations apply, you may be able to shop 529 plans in an effort to reduce fees and gain access to additional features and benefits not available in your state-sponsored plan. Don't miss this short informative video Read more…

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