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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 the acceptance of 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…

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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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Your Financial Advisor Should Be Collaborating with Your Accountant and Estate Attorney

By Cary Stamp | July 18, 2019

If you have somebody who understands the big picture and is bringing your financial/accounting/legal advisors together, you will achieve far better outcomes for your family’s financial and estate planning. TRANSCRIPT: Today’s subject is the concept of collaboration. I firmly believe that as a financial advisor and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER that I should be in contact…

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Cary’s Mid-Year Report & Outlook

By Cary Stamp | July 13, 2019

My mission is to help successful families live lives of abundance, possibility, and adventure.   The first half of 2019 has been fantastic for CS&C, my family, and the clients we serve. I was fortunate to begin the year with an overdue trip to Machu Picchu with my father. In May, Sharon and I spent…

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What is Sustainable/ESG Investing, and How It Differs from “Socially Responsible Investing” of the Past

By Josh Weller | July 12, 2019

“Sustainable Investing aims to identify companies that offer potential for strong financial returns while also demonstrating a commitment to sustainable business practices and positive impact. Sustainability is typically evaluated through analysis of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies, practices, and performance.” * Excerpt, Putnam Investments, “What is sustainable investing?”  Decades ago, I lived in a…

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