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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…

3 Useful Company Employee Benefits Policies for High Earners

Employee benefits can have a significant impact on wealth accumulation, but the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans reports that 80% of companies struggle to get employees to read benefits materials. If you don’t correctly understand your company’s employee benefits policy, you Read more…

The Ultimate Checklist to Improving Your Finances — and Your Mental Well-Being

Financial health is so intimately connected to mental well-being. This checklist can show you how to get a hold of your finances and, in turn, lessen your stress. Read more…

Getting More from Giving Back

From a young age, I’ve enjoyed giving back.  Almost every year of high school and college I participated in a mission trip.  Since college I’ve had the amazing opportunity to travel to Uganda to help those in need.  (See some of the life lessons I learned on this amazing trip).  Each trip was Read more…

How a Donor-Advised Fund Saved My Parents $15,000 In Taxes

 “It’s the perfect opportunity to save taxes!” This is a statement that is typically only exclaimed by tax accountants, but as a CPA, this opportunity had me excited. I was able to proactively tax plan for two of my favorite people, my parents. After a 30+ year career, my dad was planning to retire Read more…

The Psychology of Giving: Charitable Donations in the Wake of Disasters

Natural disasters, such as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, leave lasting scars on our country. Millions of people in Florida and Texas are still without shelter and power, and federal officials say recovery could take years. Read more…

Reduce Tax Liability with These Tips

The end of the year is an exciting time for most of us. Crisper weather, holiday celebrations, family time ... And year-end tax planning. What's not to love? Read more…

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