Sep
08

Hurricane Harvey Retirement Plan Loan Relief

posted on September 8th 2017 in Austin CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

The IRS has just announced some relief for certain verification procedures for those needing to take hardship loans and distributions from their qualified retirement plans due to Hurricane Harvey. In IRS Announcement 2017-11, the IRS lays out the rationale and stipulations of the relief. There are specific restraints on what can normally be deemed a […]

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Jul
05

Do Robo-Advisors Dream of Electric Clients?

posted on July 5th 2017 in Market Commentary with 0 Comments

Austin Financial Planners: Do Robo-advisors dream of electric clients?

A Book Review: “Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can’t afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, cats, sheep. They’ve even built robot (“robo”) financial advisors. Immigrants to Mars receive robo advisors so sophisticated they are indistinguishable from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial […]

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Feb
01

Scott O’Brien Named Five Star Wealth Manager Again for 2016

posted on February 1st 2016 in Austin CFP Team Posts & WorthPointe News with 0 Comments

Austin Financial Planner and Partner Scott O’Brien, CFP® has once again been named a Five Star Wealth Manager by Five Star Professional. Five Star Professional conducts research to help consumers with the important decision of selecting a service professional. The Five Star award is presented to wealth managers and other professionals in 45 markets in […]

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