Save more in 2021: 6 opportunities for midlife professionals and business owners

By |2021-02-26T11:57:36-08:00February 26th, 2021|Blog, Business Owners, Financial planning tips and perspectives, Insurance, Personal Wealth|

As you reach certain midlife milestones, you gain opportunities to save more money, whether through tax-deferred vehicles or identifying key expenses where you may be overpaying.  Business owners also have a chance to bounce back from what may have been a slower year in 2020 with some favorable tax rules.  Which of these options [Read More]

4 life-changing benefits of a Midlife Gap Year for business owners

By |2021-02-15T15:25:33-08:00February 15th, 2021|Blog, Business Owners, General thoughts, Lifestyle, Personal Wealth|

COVID-19 continues to have a wide-ranging impact on business, our economy, and our everyday lives. But the one lesser-discussed impact could be the most difficult to deal with—the personal one. The pandemic’s upheaval has escalated life’s stresses for many business owners, making a Midlife Gap Year all the more attractive. As you contemplate the [Read More]

Wealth and happiness – the surprising factor that can increase well-being

By |2021-02-10T10:22:16-08:00February 10th, 2021|Blog, General thoughts, Lifestyle, Personal Wealth|

Does money buy happiness?  Wealth and happiness are often paired together.  As you earn more income, invest more into the market, or reduce your debt, you likely feel more life satisfaction. This seems obvious, and many studies* prove this to be correct.  However, in a study conducted by researchers from UC, Riverside, a surprising [Read More]

4 rewarding ways to spend your Midlife Gap Year

By |2021-01-14T17:03:47-08:00January 13th, 2021|Blog, Business Owners, Lifestyle, Personal Wealth|

As you consider taking a Midlife Gap Year, you may find your mind jumping from idea to idea with no clear trajectory for how to spend your time off. How will you make the most of your career break? Of course, this answer will be different for everyone. We all find satisfaction in different [Read More]

More help for business owners: PPP loans, deductions, and other stimulus provisions

By |2021-01-06T14:33:44-08:00January 6th, 2021|Blog, Business Owners, Financial planning tips and perspectives, Personal Wealth|

If you're looking for a new PPP loan for your business, the latest stimulus package, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) that was signed into law on December 27, 2020 may benefit you. It provides $900B in COVID-19 relief and extends and expands on some provisions of the CARES Act, enacted in March, to help [Read More]

Gen X insurance: how to put proper midlife protections in place

By |2020-12-23T13:50:05-08:00December 21st, 2020|Blog, Business Owners, Financial planning tips and perspectives, Insurance, Personal Wealth|

If you're a Gen X-er, it’s likely your life is starting to look very different than it did in your early years when you were just beginning your career and starting a family.  Now you’ve made significant headway in your career, earn a higher income, and have amassed significantly more wealth. Your children may [Read More]

Inflation’s effect on 2021 retirement contribution limits

By |2020-12-06T14:18:00-08:00December 4th, 2020|Blog, Business Owners, Fiduciary, Institutional, Personal Wealth|

The IRS released the dollar limits for 2021 qualified retirement plan contributions.  For 2021, employees’ and owners’ ability to defer compensation and invest for their future remains about the same as 2020. Because of low inflation, most of the common contribution levels were left unchanged, with defined contribution total dollar amounts (from employee and [Read More]

History lesson: election impact on the stock market

By |2020-10-16T14:55:19-07:00October 15th, 2020|Blog, Investment Management, Personal Wealth, Staying the course|

We’ve written before about uncertainty and the market volatility that often accompanies it, and we have experienced more than our share of both in 2020.  We know that these conditions can be beneficial for long-term investors, though it’s often hard to see this over the short-term.  Now, with the upcoming presidential election, new concerns [Read More]

7 lessons from Ironman triathlons to make your Wealth & Life success easier

By |2020-10-03T18:14:35-07:00September 30th, 2020|Blog, General thoughts, Lifestyle, Personal Wealth, Staying the course|

Life is an endurance event.  What if the right clarity, plan and support made impossible goals possible? State what you want and play to your strengths. If you are committed and coachable, the limits are few.  I’ve experienced this firsthand on my journey of training and qualifying for the 2020 Kona Ironman Triathlon Championships [Read More]

How tax policy may change with the election

By |2020-09-21T09:56:50-07:00September 17th, 2020|Blog, Business Owners, Financial planning tips and perspectives, In the news, Personal Wealth|

The upcoming presidential election brings with it much speculation about the tax policy and market implications of the outcome. We don’t recommend changing your plans based on educated guesses about how tax policy may change once the election is behind us.  However, it does make sense to consider how changes may affect your planning [Read More]

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