Jan
19

Your Defenses Against Fraud

posted on January 19th 2017 in WorthPointe News with 0 Comments

Fraud is a reality we must constantly guard ourselves against. There are those who can be considered trusted advisors and there are those who will always be unscrupulous. We know and understand that. Yet, by nature, many of us want to trust and open up to the friendly and seemingly knowledgeable folks we meet. It’s […]

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Jan
16

The Interdependence of Your Assets

posted on January 16th 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 complimentary copy of Evidence-Based Investing here. Correlation is the interdependence of certain quantities. For […]

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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
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
24

Wishing You and Your Loved Ones a Joyous Holiday Season

posted on December 24th 2016 in WorthPointe News with 0 Comments

Happy Holidays from WorthPointe

“The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each other’s burdens, easing others’ loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays.” — W.C. Jones At this joyous time of the year, we at WorthPointe Wealth Management wish you and your family a wonderful holiday celebration filled […]

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Dec
14

Should My Financial Planner or Advisor Charge Me a Fee on Uninvested Cash?

posted on December 14th 2016 in Fort Worth CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

Financial Advisor Fee Structure, Should My Financial Planner or Advisor Charge Me a Fee on Uninvested Cash?

The answer to this question is not as simple as you might expect. Depending on the circumstances, the answer could be yes or no. I’ll help you understand those circumstances! What is the Difference Between Fee-Based, Commission-Based or Fee-Only? Critical to answering the question is an understanding of the difference between a fee-based advisor and […]

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Dec
12

10 Smart Year-End Planning Moves to Consider

posted on December 12th 2016 in Market Commentary with 0 Comments

The end of the year is fast approaching and now is the perfect time to review items you might want to consider as you get set to enter 2017. Many of the IRS publications referenced below reference tax year 2015. Changes are not anticipated when 2016 guides are published. Before we get started, let’s stress […]

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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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