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WealthStone 101: Savings and Investment Planning

WealthStone 101: Savings and Investment Planning

Having an emergency fund is often the first step in savings. You then can follow that up with directed savings for the things that are important to you. If it is important to pay for your child’s education, it makes sense to save for that. If family vacations are important, save for that. For the goals that are longer term in nature, investing in the market with a targeted risk budget could improve chances of reaching your goals. There are no hard and fast rules that guarantee success, only steps to increase the probability of you reaching your goals.

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WealthStone 101 – Tax Planning

WealthStone 101 – Tax Planning

The tax code is constantly changing and evolving. While the tax code changes at the end of 2017 were highly publicized, many people don’t realize that the tax code changes every single year… The most basic Tax Planning could involve gifting strategies, making sure that the appropriate withholdings are selected, and ensuring that all appropriate deductions are selected and reported. As net worth and complexity increases, Tax Planning begins to affect other areas of a person’s financial life like debt strategy, insurance planning and estate planning. The consequences of a misstep in planning can mean serious financial pain.

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WealthStone 101: Building Blocks

WealthStone 101: Building Blocks

The simple formula is People at Work + Money at Work = Gross Income. From this key element, decisions begin to flow. Charitable Giving can be done from the income received. Tax Planning, Cash Flow Management, Savings and Investment Planning, Asset Protection/Insurance and Estate Planning decisions are all heavily influenced by your income; if you don’t have a complete understanding of the people at work and money at work, it is less likely that you will be making the most-informed decisions in your best interest.

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College Savings – Where do I start?

Bringing home a new baby is an exciting time in life. Terrifying but exciting, as life gets flipped upside down. Date nights are traded (for a time at least) for precious minutes of sleep. Suddenly...

You Are More

Your story, what has happened to you and what you have done, is unique and important. But it is not the same as your identity or who you are. As a company, our identity is much deeper than what we have accomplished or can accomplish. Identity goes to the core of what makes you who you are, to the values that define you. And if we utilize Blake’s wisdom, we should strive to have gratefulness at our core and seek to serve others. It is there that we will find true value.

Sailing with the tide

Not everyone’s journey is the same. Neither is everyone’s destination. We take different routes to different places, and we meet a range of challenges and opportunities along the way. But for all of us, it’s critical that we are prepared for our journeys in the right vessel, keep our destinations in mind, stick with the plans, and have a trusted navigator to chart our courses and keep us on target.

WealthStone 101: Building Blocks

The simple formula is People at Work + Money at Work = Gross Income. From this key element, decisions begin to flow. Charitable Giving can be done from the income received. Tax Planning, Cash Flow Management, Savings and Investment Planning, Asset Protection/Insurance and Estate Planning decisions are all heavily influenced by your income; if you don’t have a complete understanding of the people at work and money at work, it is less likely that you will be making the most-informed decisions in your best interest.

WealthStone 101 – Estate Planning

Estate Planning is oft-ignored and commonly put off because it is rarely an easy exercise. Perhaps people mistake it as “only for the rich” but when the reality of losing a loved one is upon us, the importance of having a good estate plan hits home, no matter the net worth of the individual.

WealthStone 101: Savings and Investment Planning

Having an emergency fund is often the first step in savings. You then can follow that up with directed savings for the things that are important to you. If it is important to pay for your child’s education, it makes sense to save for that. If family vacations are important, save for that. For the goals that are longer term in nature, investing in the market with a targeted risk budget could improve chances of reaching your goals. There are no hard and fast rules that guarantee success, only steps to increase the probability of you reaching your goals.

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