Jan
12

Who Needs Financial Planning? Everyone!

posted on January 12th 2017 in Austin CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

It puzzles me when I meet people who don’t have an advisor to assist them with financial planning. In my mind, the health of your finances is somewhat like your physical health, in that a professional should make any required “diagnosis.” When you’re sick, you go to a doctor; with respect to financial planning, think […]

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Jan
03

The Emotional Side of Financial Planning

posted on January 3rd 2017 in Austin CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

A financial advisor should understand every aspect of a prospective client’s financial life and frankly – take too much time with them — by design. It’s important to learn their goals and dreams, as well as their challenges and fears, and that means developing relationships that are both professional and personal. By getting to know […]

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Apr
28

Is it the IRS…or a Scammer? Don’t Be Fooled! By Kermit Johns

posted on April 28th 2015 in Austin CFP Team Posts & Newsletters & Your Financial Advisor with 0 Comments

A client recently told me about a call he received from the Internal Revenue Service that seemed suspicious. The caller left an urgent callback request, but he was not adept at representing himself as an IRS agent. Regardless, my client was concerned about the IRS having access to his fee-based investment account.   Unfortunately, this […]

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Jan
31

Should You Dump Your Family’s Trust

posted on January 31st 2014 in Austin CFP Team Posts & Your Family with 0 Comments

Many revocable trusts contain by-pass planning. This type of plan captures the assets owned by, in whole or part, a deceased spouse in a trust for the survivor instead of simply giving the survivor the assets outright. One primary purpose of this type of planning is to preserve the federal and tax exemptions that would […]

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