The Key to Giving Illiquid Stock

Donating illiquid stock and other assets is a great way to support your favorite charities and save taxes. But it’s more complicated than giving public securities. Wealth managers Helen A. Dietz and Cliff Loh explain why a team approach is the best way to go about it. more >
Insurance: Young Adults and Insurance

Making It On Your Own: Insurance

Even when you have it all figured out, life can through you a curveball. That’s why insurance is important to minimize the impact of the unexpected and help you get back on sound financial ground. Read about the basic coverages you need in the final chapter of our educational series for young adults. more >

Freeze Your Assets Before a Liquidity Event

Planning before acting often results in many benefits. This can be especially true when you’re facing a liquidity event like the sale of a business. Dawn Baca explains two strategies that can help reduce estate taxes. more >

Making It On Your Own: Investing

When you’re young, you’ve got amazing dynamics on your side to start investing for retirement or longer-term goals. Get empowered to invest by learning the basics in this chapter of our financial education series for young adults. more >

Avoid Liquidity Event Tax Traps

Frequently, new clients come to us asking for help managing their money after they’ve received a huge payout from a liquidity event at work. If they had come to us before the event, we could have helped them keep more of their hard earnings. more >

What’s a Better Gift Than a Grand Wedding?

With lavish weddings easily surpassing $100,000, you might wonder if paying for this single day is truly the best investment for your child’s future. Here are some other ways to give your child a meaningful gift to celebrate the next chapter in their life, while saving on gift taxes as well. more >

Making It On Your Own: Credit

Credit is a fact of life in America. It’s easy to get and easy to use. But how you use credit will impact your finances throughout your lifetime. Learn how to establish healthy credit habits in the latest chapter of our financial literacy series for young adults. more >

Estate Planning Checkup

Think you have a solid estate plan in place for your heirs? If it’s been a while since you established it, it’s probably time for a review. Melissa Punim details key estate planning considerations you should review each year. more >