Fair doesn’t always mean equal when distributing wealth Paul Fain, CFP® When the final bell tolls, how much money do you want to leave to your children? How much is too much? How much is too little? It is almost a rhetorical question since there isn’t a right or wrong answer. Years ago, I
Legacy Planning: Designating Your Beneficiaries | Suzanne Himes, CFP® & Steve Carlson According to the Investment Company Institute, total US retirement assets exceed $23 trillion, mostly in employer-sponsored retirement plans and IRAs. How these assets transfer to the next generation is a very important part of the financial planning process. Typically, these assets will pass
Here’s a Merry Approach to Mortality | Paul Fain The holidays (normally) conjure warm images of large family gathering with dinners, gift exchanges, and merriment. The holidays are different this year. As the COVID pandemic is filling ICUs across the country, our mortality has entered the national conversation. With that in mind, here’s a seemingly macabre
One of the provisions of the CARES Act signed into law last month that has received the most press is the economic impact payments. These payments, also referred to as stimulus checks or recovery rebates, are desperately needed by many individuals at this time and are estimated to eventually reach over 90% of taxpayers. But
Opportunity Alert! The CARES Act impact on retirement plan distributions in 2020 Are you planning on a retirement account distribution this year? Whether you had planned on required distributions but wish you could leave funds alone, or you now need a distribution to make financial ends meet, the CARES Act has some very important
This past week was designated as America Saves Week, which is an annual call to action for everyday Americans to commit to saving successfully. In honor of this event, which is now in its 13th year, certified financial planner Suzanne Himes is here with some tips and strategies for our own savings goals.
According to surveys, more than half of American adults don’t have a Last Will and Testament. While the reasons for this vary, one stumbling block can be choosing an executor. Suzanne Himes, lead financial planner at Asset Planning Corporation, joins us with what to consider in selecting someone for this important role.
Most of us have “digital assets”; in fact, there are 271 million North American Internet users. However, many times planning for digital assets is overlooked, even when it involves financial or business assets. Certified Financial Planner and Money Man Paul Fain discusses our digital assets this week on Sunday Money. WHAT ARE DIGITAL ASSETS? These
Do I need a trust? Even if one’s financial life is fairly uncomplicated, whether you are 28 or 88 years old, everyone should have an estate plan for their stuff. But do you need a trust? Paul Fain, certified financial planner at Asset Planning Corporation, answers some questions about estate planning. WHAT IS IN
According to a recent survey from Caring.com, six in ten American adults do not have a will or living trust. Just what is an “estate plan?” Certified Financial Planner Paul Fain joins us again with your Sunday Money. WHY DO SO MANY PEOPLE IGNORE ESTATE PLANNING? The two main reasons that people ignore