Jan
09

Why Hope is Not a Strategy

posted on January 9th 2017 in Austin CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

This post is a preview of WorthPointe’s e-book Evidence-Based Investing: Separating Fact From Fiction, written by Certified Financial Planner™ Scott O’Brien. In Evidence-Based Investing, Scott discusses the myths and misinformation that most often slow or halt our financial goals. Get your free copy of Evidence-Based Investing here. Most families spend more time planning their vacations […]

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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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Dec
18

Gold: Is It Worth Its Weight?

posted on December 18th 2016 in Austin CFP Team Posts & Your Financial Advisor with 0 Comments

Political upheaval, inflation pressure and uncertainty of global norms have recently resulted in a glitter on gold. Furthermore, the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) finally approved its new Shari’ah standards on gold, potentially opening up gold as investment for an additional 1.6 billion Muslim investors heretofore not able to invest in […]

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Nov
17

2017 Qualified & Pension Plan Q&A

posted on November 17th 2016 in Austin CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

Attention business owners: your friendly neighborhood Certified Financial Planner™ professionals (CFP® professionals) in Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, and Southern California want to remind you that 2017 is right around the corner. Here’s a peek at how deduction limits for Qualified Plans have either changed or remained constant for 2017. What are the elective deferral limits for […]

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Nov
16

Saving Taxes the Smart Way

posted on November 16th 2016 in Austin CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

Business owners might have a 401(k) and think they are doing the best they can to save on taxes today and save for retirement tomorrow. What they don’t know is that they can, depending on age, more than triple the amount of tax deferred savings and reduce their taxes at the same time. How to […]

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Nov
10

Investor Behavior Explained in 16 Hours

posted on November 10th 2016 in Austin CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

“Trump Post-Election Investment Strategy” or “Investor Behavior Explained in 16 Hours”  Either of these titles are appropriate in consideration of President-Elect Donald Trump’s historic election win on Tuesday. This 16-hour period serves as perfect petri dish to explore the viral contagion that invades people’s emotions in irrational ways such that they can lead to false […]

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Nov
09

End-of-the-Year Top 10 To-Do List

posted on November 9th 2016 in Austin CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

Here’s a fourth quarter “Top 10 To Do List” of items that have a year-end deadline: Make sure you take out your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) if it applies to you or be liable for a 50% penalty on the amount that should have been withdrawn.   If your income tax bracket is low this year, […]

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Oct
20

20 Ways to Increase the Value of A Business

posted on October 20th 2016 in Austin CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

Scott O’Brien, WorthPointe Partner and financial planner, is passionate about serving business owners and helping them coordinate their financial lives. As a result, he often networks and connects with others who support business owners. Scott recently connected with John Fincher, Certified Business Intermediary and Board Certified Broker with Corporate Investment in Austin, TX, who put […]

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Oct
18

Morgan Smith Speaks at IIB Annual Investment Bankers Meeting

posted on October 18th 2016 in Austin CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

Morgan Smith, WorthPointe Partner, was one of the featured speakers at the Independent Investment Bankers (IIB) Annual Investment Bankers Meeting, held at the UT Golf Club in Austin. Morgan spoke to approximately fifty investment bankers at the morning session on October 11 on the key financial issues for business owners planning to sell their business, […]

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