How to take an extended career break and still be fiscally responsible

By |2021-04-03T18:30:40-07:00March 31st, 2021|Blog, Business Owners, Financial planning tips and perspectives, Lifestyle, Personal Wealth|

If you’re a Gen X-er ready to embark on your Midlife Gap Year and take an extended break from your career, you may be wondering what the financial impact of this decision will be. You know you could use the time off to rest, rejuvenate, or pivot your career for your next chapter, but [Read More]

Stimulus for business owners: what to know about the American Rescue Plan

By |2021-03-26T15:25:29-07:00March 26th, 2021|Blog, Business Owners, In the news, Personal Wealth|

On March 11, 2021, President Biden passed the first major legislation of his presidency, the American Rescue Plan.  While the $1,400 individual stimulus checks and the continuance of unemployment benefits augmented by the federal government in the amount of $300 are both important to families who are experiencing lower incomes and job loss, we [Read More]

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

By |2021-04-05T11:47:11-07:00February 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]

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]

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]

Should you hire your kids in your business?

By |2020-08-17T12:40:53-07:00August 10th, 2020|Blog, Business Owners, Personal Wealth|

You may be seeing a lot of your kids these days, and you may continue to as you navigate the hybrid solutions of “back-to-school” this year.  For many business owners during this pandemic, balancing the new family dynamics with unexpected business challenges has been difficult.  While not for every business, one solution to ease [Read More]

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