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Arm Up Your 401K: The Executive Approach

Since their inception in the late 1970s, 401K plans have over-taken the traditional pension plan to become the cornerstone of most Americans’ retirement savings plans. In that time period, they have helped Americans save more than $4.7 trillion for retirement.[i]

However, in reality, many Americans can’t rely solely on their workplace 401K to generate decades of retirement income. The annual contribution limits on any single retirement savings vehicle are simply just too low to accommodate the anticipated retirement needs of high-income earners.

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Why Financial Planning for Corporate Executives is Just Plain Different

The corporate executive is a rare breed. As individuals, they are highly successful, detail-oriented, hold themselves to incredibly high standards, and are well compensated for their talents and tenacity. According to The Fidelity Millionaire Outlook Series, corporate executives represent the largest percentage of all millionaire households nationwide.

If you are a corporate executive, you understand the tight demands on your time, and how hard it is to stay as on top of your personal finances with the daily demands of your job. From a professional standpoint, your job structure and compensation package also presents unique challenges that other high-net worth individuals don’t encounter.

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Navigating Open Enrollment Options: Separating the Winners from the Losers

Fall is the time of year when many Americans are asked to make important decisions regarding their benefit plans for the upcoming year. Choosing a benefit plan is challenging from both a personal and financial perspective. On the one hand, it’s impossible to predict with any level of certainty which benefit plans you might need, but you also don’t want to shell out thousands of dollars for coverage that goes unused. Herein lies the challenge: weighing the risks and benefits of the options, then committing to the plan that fits best. Are you ready to select your family’s 2021 benefits? How will you even know what to look for? Here are some tips that may help you decide.  

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The Importance of Personal Umbrella Policies

In a blog that I wrote a few months ago regarding asset protection, I mentioned that a generally efficient and expedient way for many people to protect their assets is by having an appropriate umbrella liability policy in place. However, this is a part of a comprehensive financial plan and strategy that is often either overlooked or not kept current by many people, so I wanted to follow up with some more detail on the importance of umbrella liability insurance policies. Why do you need an umbrella insurance policy? How would you answer the following questions?

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Tax Season is Over! Now What do I do with All of this Paperwork?

It is always a relief to get your tax return filed and satisfy Uncle Sam for another year. But what about all of the tax documents and records you painstakingly pulled together to prepare the return? And what about all of the other “financial stuff” you have been keeping. Do you really need to keep all of that? The answer is “yes” and “no”… There are two things to consider when determining what to save and what can be discarded. The first is whether or not you will ever need that information in the future (and for how long). The second thing to consider is how to securely store what needs to be retained and dispose of what you can toss. A good organizational system will tackle the first issue (what to save and for how long) in a very systematic way. It may seem painful to set up this system initially, but once it is done and if maintained regularly, you can rest assured that whatever you need will be readily and easily accessible.

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