“Gray Divorce,” or divorce among couples 50 or over, has risen dramatically over the last few decades, more than doubling since 1990 according to a Pew Research Center report. During this same time period, the divorce rate overall has fallen. So why are we seeing such a spike in the divorce rate for older Americans?
Atlanta Financial Press Releases
Julianne Andrews Honored in Forbes’ Top Women Wealth Advisors List for Second Consecutive Year
Co-Founder of Atlanta Financial Associates Recognized as a Top Female Advisor in the United States by Forbes
Atlanta, GA – June 26, 2018 – Atlanta Financial Associates, an award-winning, independent financial advisory firm, today announced that Julie Andrews, MBA, CFP®, AIF®, has been named to Forbes’ Top Women Wealth Advisors list for 2018. The list was published on Forbes.com.
Andrews co-founded Atlanta Financial Associates in 1992. She demonstrates her unparalleled commitment to her clients by developing sophisticated solutions that address the financial needs of highly successful physicians, professionals and individuals at or nearing retirement. Andrews consistently garners local, regional and national recognition, including the 2017 Forbes’ Best-in-State Wealth Advisors list, for her service and expertise. She was named to the Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors list in 2017 as well.
“It’s an incredible honor to be recognized on this list of top women wealth advisors in the nation by Forbes,” said Andrews. “This is a testament to the unwavering commitment to quality, service and independence at Atlanta Financial Associates and to be acknowledged with this accolade is greatly appreciated.”
The ranking of Forbes’ Top Women Wealth Advisors(1) is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative criteria, including a minimum of seven years of experience, a minimum of $1 million in production, and the weighing of factors including revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience, and best practices (gathered through telephone and in-person due-diligence interviews). SHOOK Research also employs an opinion-based weighting system that prioritizes its preferred “best practices,” which include business models, activities, processes, and structure. Overall, 7,435 advisors were considered, and 250 (3.3 percent of candidates) were recognized. For the full methodology(2) that Forbes developed in partnership with SHOOK Research, please visit https://bit.ly/2JSL5TQ.
(1)This recognition and the due-diligence process conducted are not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Your experience may vary. As your specific needs and circumstances may vary, you are encouraged to conduct your own due diligence.
(2)Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. SHOOK does not receive a fee in exchange for rankings.
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Since 1992, people have been turning to the advisors at Atlanta Financial Associates to help them build a wealth management plan that reflects their vision and can stand the test of time. Our ability not only to meet this expectation, but to exceed it, is based in large part on the commitment we make to every one of our relationships. We take the time to understand your full life picture—your values and perspectives, as well as where you are now and where you want to go. Adding to this is the fact that we have access to comprehensive resources, leading technology, and innovative tools. For more information about Atlanta Financial, please visit www.AtlantaFinancial.com.
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When Congress passed the recent $1.5 trillion tax bill (The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act or TCJA), it triggered the first comprehensive revamp of the U.S. tax code in more than three decades. As we prepare to file our 2018 tax returns, Americans will feel the effects of this legislation for the first time. For most, the effects will be positive. In fact, 80% of Americans will see their taxes drop. However, not all the news is good. There will be inevitable surprises as 2018 taxes are filed with one particularly nasty “gotcha” that will likely catch many taxpayers off guard.
I was recently asked by a cousin during a New Year’s Day lunch conversation, “If you had to name the one key to starting a good financial plan at my age, what would it be?” My reply came without hesitation – “Margin.”
To provide context as to how the question arose, he and his wife are in their late 20’s. They married fairly young, have already survived some incredibly difficult life events together, purchased their first home, adopted two dogs, and are now expecting their first child. He understands the value of a dollar, the meaning of hard work, and is, quite frankly, one of the most principled men I know. So, what he was really asking was simply this: If we are looking to REALLY start getting our act together financially, and begin to put ourselves on a path to build wealth, where should we start? By the look on his face, my cousin was expecting something quite different in response, but quickly caught on to what I meant as we continued to chat.
As your parents age, they will probably need more help from you. But it may be difficult to provide the help they need, especially if they’re experiencing financial trouble.
Money can be a sensitive subject to discuss, but you’ll need to talk to your parents about it in order to get to the root of their problems and come up with a solution. Before you start the conversation, consider the following four scenarios as signs that your parents might be experiencing financial challenges, and how you can make things easier for them.