7 ways successful business owners can protect their personal wealth

By |2023-05-23T16:46:48-07:00May 23rd, 2023|Blog, Business Owners, Personal Wealth|

Calling the shots, forging your own path, limitless earning potential—these are the unique joys of being a business owner. But what about the challenges? When you’re laser-focused on business growth (and all the spinning plates that go along with it) personal wealth management may fall to the back burner. As financial advisors to many [Read More]

Why boutique wealth management firms may be a better fit for you

By |2023-05-31T12:12:35-07:00May 8th, 2023|Blog, Business Owners, Fiduciary, Financial planning tips and perspectives, Investment Management, Personal Wealth|

With organizations like Silicon Valley Bank and First Republic collapsing, their wealth management divisions will likely struggle, if not disappear, either by force or by talent flight. Smaller, longstanding wealth management firms will likely end up being more reliable.  And, some boutique players also have business models that are fully aligned with their clients, [Read More]

Why accomplished women shouldn’t ignore financial planning, and how to get started

By |2023-03-07T10:26:12-08:00February 28th, 2023|Blog, Business Owners, Investment Management, Personal Wealth|

There’s an old saying in the financial industry–women save, men invest. Unfortunately, in this case, there is some truth to the stereotype. Studies across the board show that women invest less than men and as a result, they lag in retirement savings by comparison.  That precedent is changing, though. Thanks in part to the [Read More]

10 questions that could change your life and financial independence

By |2023-01-03T20:17:36-08:00January 3rd, 2023|Blog, Business Owners, Financial planning tips and perspectives, General thoughts, Lifestyle, Personal Wealth|

If you aren’t asking the right questions, you won’t get the best answers. When you change the questions you ask yourself, you can change your life. And the financial dimension of your life is no exception. Use the following 10 questions to help clarify your direction, establish meaningful milestones, and solidify a commitment to getting where you want [Read More]

The semi-retired life of business owners: What if you never fully retire?

By |2022-10-03T17:59:14-07:00August 25th, 2022|Blog, Business Owners, General thoughts, Lifestyle, Personal Wealth|

Running a business can be overwhelming. It’s easy to feel stretched thin, and like there’s never enough hours in a day. At times, you’ll probably fantasize about retiring early, ditching the suit for sandals, and kicking back on a beach somewhere. However, these fantasies can come from thinking you’re in a retirement binary. One [Read More]

Is Self-reliance Standing in your Wealth’s Way? Learn to Trust a Fiduciary Advisor

By |2022-11-17T13:22:45-08:00March 23rd, 2022|Blog, Business Owners, Fiduciary, Investment Management, Investor behavior, Personal Wealth|

You’ve worked hard to get to where you are, and self-reliance has allowed you to forge your own path. The long hours, perseverance, and independent-thinking paid off, which makes it easier to look in a mirror with some pride. But we have to give credit where it’s due, or our sense of self-reliance can [Read More]

The periodic table of investment returns and your portfolio

By |2022-11-17T13:35:17-08:00February 27th, 2022|Blog, Business Owners, Investment Management, Investor behavior, Personal Wealth|

Whenever you hear about a winning stock or a soaring asset class, you may start to fear you are missing out on investment returns. Daily hype from the media or unsolicited advice from friends about ‘where to invest right now’ can make you question your investment choices, make bad decisions or leave you feeling [Read More]

The myth of early retirement: 3 mindset mistakes hurting your future

By |2022-11-17T13:57:20-08:00February 9th, 2022|Blog, Business Owners, Financial planning tips and perspectives, Lifestyle, Personal Wealth|

Scroll down to watch our "New Age Retirement" webinar to learn more about the myth of early retirement. How do you want the next chapter of your life to read? Well, as the authors of our own stories, it’s up to us to decide. But if we think the most compelling narrative is found [Read More]

Take a career break, push past limiting beliefs & more: inspiration for reaching your goals

By |2022-09-05T20:00:29-07:00December 31st, 2021|Blog, Business Owners, Financial planning tips and perspectives, Lifestyle, Personal Wealth, Staying the course|

Providing our insights, observations and advice on issues midlife business owners and Gen X professionals encounter at this busy stage of life is a core part of the conversations we have with clients, prospective clients and interested followers. Throughout 2021, our CEO Greg Patterson and COO Lisette Smith, CFP® expanded beyond financial planning, investments, [Read More]

2022 retirement contribution limits increase for Gen X business owners 

By |2022-09-05T19:45:39-07:00December 15th, 2021|Blog, Business Owners, Financial planning tips and perspectives, In the news, Personal Wealth|

Many Gen X business owners can save more in 2022 with the IRS increases to retirement plan contribution limits.  In our work to help midlife business owners and leaders make work optional, retirement plan savings is an integral part of a comprehensive financial plan.  One way to accelerate your path to financial independence is [Read More]

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