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How Goals-Based Financial Planning Can Help You Achieve What Matters Most

What do you want to accomplish with your wealth? This question lies at the heart of goals-based financial planning, a strategy that helps you develop your goals and direct your financial decisions toward achieving them. With this approach, your money works in service of what matters most to you.   Maybe you have short-term plans,…

How Do Elections Impact Your Wealth?

Another election cycle has begun, and you may feel a looming anxiety about how your wealth and investment portfolio will be affected. Recent surveys show how heavily the 2024 election outcome is weighing on investors. A retirement study by Nationwide showed that 45% of respondents believe it will significantly sway their portfolios—more so than financial markets.1 This bipartisan concern spans 68% of Republican and 57% of Democratic investors surveyed. To that end, 33% of pre-retirees have already started to manage their investments more conservatively due to election uncertainty.2 Each time an election cycle revs up, people start to get nervous about their finances. In 2016, for example, 47% of investors with at least $1 million in assets3 considered reducing their market exposure around the…

How To Teach Your Family About Generational Wealth

Statistics show 90% of families lose their wealth by the third generation. Let that sink in. By the time your grandkids are set to inherit the money you earned in your lifetime, it could be gone or close to gone—unless you can overcome difficult odds. You can take steps to reduce your taxes, put together…

How To Navigate the Rising Costs of Long-Term Care Insurance

If you own a standalone long-term care (LTC) insurance policy, you may have received troubling notices from your provider flagging drastic premium increases in the coming years—to the tune of 100% to 200%—unless you reduce your benefits. After purchasing a policy many years ago, diligently paying your premiums and building plans around a certain amount…

8 Types of Trusts for Owners of High-Net-Worth Estates

Think of trusts as the Swiss Army knife of financial and estate planning. With their adaptability and wide range of structures, trusts can cater to a variety of financial needs. Whether you want to avoid probate, reduce your tax liabilities, guard your assets from potential claims, set guardrails around large monetary gifts, or facilitate the…

How To Make Your Family Wealth Last Through the Generations

Many prestigious families throughout history lost their fortunes within just a few generations. Consider the Vanderbilts, whose fortune originated in the railroad industry. In the 19th century, their wealth amounted to a staggering $200 billion1 in today’s money. However, once the grandsons inherited that wealth, they squandered it on lavish Gilded Age mansions2 and expensive…

5 Key Financial Planning Strategies for High-Net-Worth Individuals

Less than 9% of Americans1 become millionaires, and even fewer can make that money last. Economic volatility has historically triggered “richcessions,” or periods when high-net-worth individuals experience greater economic losses compared to those lower on the wealth spectrum. When the dot-com bubble wiped out $6.2 trillion in household wealth2 in 2000, for example, we saw…

Retirement Plan Strategies for High-Income Earners

If you are a doctor, lawyer, thriving business owner, successful executive or another high-income earner, this thought has probably crossed your mind: How will I maintain my lifestyle once I retire—especially if I want to retire early? You’re not alone.   In this article, we’ll look at some retirement plan strategies for high earners that…

RWA’s Expertise: Financial Planning for Lawyers

As a successful attorney, you’ve dedicated yourself to serving the best interests of your clients. While you are an expert in your field, your time is limited and it’s natural for you, like most lawyers, to have far less expertise when it comes to managing your personal finances. That’s where an experienced wealth management team…

RWA’s Expertise: Financial Planning for Doctors

As a medical professional, you dedicate your time and knowledge to care for the health and well-being of your patients. While you are an expert in your field, it’s not uncommon for busy physicians like you to not have the same level of expertise when it comes to managing your personal finances in pursuit of…