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The Competitive Performance of Sustainable ESG Investing

Debunking the Big Myth About Sustainable/ESG Investing

By Josh Weller | November 19, 2019

Today, we dispel the decades-old myth that performance must be sacrificed when investing responsibly in Sustainable/ESG assets. This myth rises again and again like Freddy Krueger in a horror movie, and, like Freddy, the myth should be laid to rest. ESG Performance Evidence is mounting, with global money flows into Sustainable/ESG assets soaring, that highly-rated…

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Advantages of Donor Advised Funds

Launch a Legacy of Tax-Efficient Giving with a Donor Advised Fund

By Josh Weller | November 14, 2019

Considering charitable giving on a larger scale? A Donor Advised Fund is your simplest, least expensive, and most tax-efficient option. In brief, a Donor Advised Fund serves as your own tax-advantaged, donor-controlled philanthropic fund. The fund can be established easily through a broker-dealer, your financial advisor, or if you have a specific charity in mind,…

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MEET THE TEAM:
Liz Bradley
Executive Assistant

By Julie Weinberg | November 4, 2019

Calendars, Antiques, and Loved Ones Anyone who’s trying to get in touch with Cary Stamp knows all roads go through Liz Bradley. Liz has been Cary’s executive assistant for more than two years and is charged with managing his schedule. “His calendar is demanding,” she said, noting the challenge of “dealing with different time zones”…

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Take Advantage of Underutilized Employee Benefits during Open Enrollment

By Andrew Trammell | October 28, 2019

While most people look forward to Thanksgiving during November, it’s important not to gloss over the importance of your Open Enrollment and Employee Benefits packets. For most employees, Open Enrollment occurs every November and means attending a few review workshops and making selections. Reviewing your employee benefits is a crucial step that sets the stage…

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MEET THE TEAM:
Patrick Thompson
Chief Operating Officer

By Josh Weller | October 16, 2019

Duty, Faith, and Family “In my teenage years, as I was heading out of the house for the evening, my Dad would say ‘Patrick, don’t forget you’re representing our family. Act accordingly.’ It was an upbringing steeped in faith and responsibility, and I’m glad it was. It seems to have turned out well.” Born in…

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State-of-Florida-Drop-Retirement-Plan

State of Florida Employees:
A “DROP” to Benefit From!

By Andrew Trammell | October 15, 2019

An Overview of the Florida Retirement System (FRS) Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) If you’re a member of the Florida Pension Plan you have access to a unique retirement benefit that can kick-start your retirement in a positive direction: The Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP). First things first: check with the FRS to make sure…

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The Little Known Tax Implications of Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) in 401(k) Accounts

By Andrew Trammell | October 1, 2019

The Importance of Using Roth IRA Conversions to Reduce Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)  On April 1st of the year following attainment of age 70 ½, you are required to start taking distributions from most traditional retirement accounts. You can always withdraw more, however you cannot remove less then the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). The IRS…

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Using 529 Plans to Maximize Education Savings and Minimize Taxes

By Brian Sirota | September 27, 2019

The cost of college tuition continues to increase every year with most college planning experts projecting a 6% annual increase each year. One might ask, “How do I save for my child’s college education if I cannot even afford the costs now, let alone in the future when my child enters college?” In previous generations,…

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Must Read if You Own Company Stock in a 401(k) or other Corporate Retirement Plan

By Robert Taylor | September 12, 2019

The Net Unrealized Appreciation (NUA) Tax Strategy: If you work for a corporation that offers company stock inside a 401(k), ESOP, or profit sharing plan, the Net Unrealized Appreciation tax planning strategy (described below) can produce substantial tax savings. This is especially true for long-time employees possessing stock that has appreciated significantly. Net Unrealized Appreciation…

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Charitable Giving and Philanthropy Through Donor Advised Funds

By Cary Stamp | August 28, 2019

   TRANSCRIPT of Charitable Giving and Philanthropy: I’m Cary Stamp and this is a Principled Wealth Moment. Most of the families that we work with are charitably-inclined. One of the things that a lot of people don’t realize is, with the new tax laws, there are some ways that you should be making your…

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