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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 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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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Sustainable ESG Investing

Answers to FAQs About Sustainable/ESG Investing

By Josh Weller | August 26, 2019

Does Sustainable Investing require accepting lower returns? This is a myth. Performance tracking against benchmarks suggests that investors who are in alignment with their values and beliefs are now achieving competitive or better returns than traditional (depending on the specific investment). Keep in mind that ESG data is now available on every large cap stock…

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Buy-Sell Agreements: What Every Business Owner Should Know

By Contributing Staff | August 15, 2019

As a business owner, your focus is on daily operations and growing the business. Consequently it can be difficult to carve out time to consider long-term issues and contingency planning such as ensuring the continuity of the business should anything happen to you or a partner. For most business owners, such planning requires establishing a…

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Protect Your Business with Key Man Life Insurance and Deferred Compensation Plans

By Cary Stamp | August 14, 2019

  TRANSCRIPT: I’d like to discuss how providing for your employees can be great for your company. I like to talk with our business owner clients about what would happen to your business if for some reason one of your key employees died or became disabled. And unfortunately, this touches all too close to home.…

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Financial Advisor Rob Taylor

Rob Taylor, CFP® CLU® Accepted into Leadership Palm Beach County Engage Program

By Josh Weller | July 20, 2019

Taylor one of 56 professionals selected for esteemed program *** OFFICIAL RELEASE *** (WEST PALM BEACH, FL) July 20, 2019 – Financial advisor Rob Taylor, CFP®, CLU®, of Cary Stamp & Co. has been accepted into the 2019-20 Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) Engage program. The Leadership Engage program is a highly competitive 10-month program which…

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