Most of us think about the lifestyle we want when we retire, even if it’s still a long way off. We make all kinds of plans—to spend more time with the grandkids, learn to paint, get more involved in charity work, or travel the world. The list is endless! But have you thought about whether or not your finances will be able to support your plans and what you need to do now to make your retirement goals a reality? If you’re not sure, you’re not alone. Whether it’s a year, 10 years, or more away, it’s never too early or too late to start planning! The following steps will help you get started.
Do you own waterfront property in Palm Beach or do you vacation at Grandma’s house every year? Whether you have a Lamborghini collection that spans every color of the rainbow or you drive an old beater, you should pay attention. Contrary to popular belief, people with all levels of wealth need an estate plan. Although the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed at the end of 2017 eliminated the federal gift and estate tax for the majority of people, there are several reasons why everyone should consider putting an estate plan in place.
JonPaul McBride, Senior Client Services Associate at Daintree Advisors, was chosen to attend the 2018 Center for Financial Planning Diversity Summit. He was one of 300 thought leaders in financial planning who gathered in New York City to discuss building a more diverse financial planning profession, and to address the serious underrepresentation of blacks and Latinos (less than 3.5 percent of all CFP® practitioners) and of women (23% of all CFP® practitioners) in the profession.
Daintree Advisors is pleased to announce that Barbara Attardo, Darlene Dahl, Lauren Desforge, Alex Gross, Mary Shahian and William Speciale have been named recipients of the 2019 Five Star Wealth Manager award as featured in Boston Magazine. To receive the award, wealth managers must meet 10 objective criteria evaluated via surveys of Boston area households and financial services professionals, as well as independent research. Five Star Professional, which sponsors the nationwide award program, publishes its list in the February 2019 edition of Boston Magazine. Wealth Managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of the 2019 Five Star Wealth Managers. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance.
A Health Savings Account (HSA) is like a Swiss Army knife of savings plans and can be a key retirement building block. It has many benefits and is super charged when used to cover the high cost of health care expenses.
Stephen Oliver and William Speciale presented to the Boston Probate and Estate Planning Forum on January 9, 2019 at the Union Club of Boston. The topic was Tax-Advantaged Investing: Achieving and Maximizing Tax Alpha.
The Boston Probate and Estate Planning Forum is an association of experienced and senior-level trusts and estates attorneys in Massachusetts. The Forum meets monthly to discuss current topics in the fields of probate, estate planning, tax, and trust administration. Guest speakers are attorneys, academics, government officials, and professionals in related fields with substantial expertise in their respective disciplines.
Diversification: The Only “Free Lunch” Doesn’t Feel So Free Right Now
The best performing strategy year-to-date has been to own the few high-flying stocks that are responsible for the majority of U.S. stock market returns. Against this backdrop, we feel it is an appropriate time to review Daintree’s investment strategy and why we think it has a higher probability of long-term success.
Many people wish to have a portion of their retirement income guaranteed. For example, a man who knows that statistically he is likely to die before his wife may want to assure that a portion of her income will not fluctuate with their investment portfolio.