By Kathy Longo, CFP®, CAP®, CDFA
Wednesday, 21 December 2016
It is inevitable; we get older every day. The time to begin the planning for the next generation is now. The complexities of the family and the amount of money moving to the next generation can help determine how much time and effort will be required to ensure success for future generations. The creation of wealth brings a new set of responsibilities. If you would like the transfer of your wealth to benefit the next generation, then you need to consider involving your family early. Each person’s goals, values, and ambitions might not align, but this is a time to find common ground. For success, it will be important for each generation to understand each other’s perspectives.
Thursday, 11 August 2016
Jay Pluimer offers examples of what to look for while conducting a 401(k) plan review in Do You Have a "Gold Medal" 401(k) Plan? Shared by The BAM Alliance, August 11, 2016
My family is getting excited about the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio. I have a 10-year-old-daughter who is a year-round competitive swimmer and shares what's likely a common dream among young athletes to compete on the world stage. A wonderful thing about sports like swimming is that the time standards for Olympic qualification are clearly stated and communicated so every aspiring Olympian knows what it takes to swim for their home country.
Friday, 29 July 2016
Kathleen Longo shares steps you can take to ensure that the relationship with your advisor is fruitful and fulfilling in It Takes Three: Are You in the Right Relationship? Shared by The BAM Alliance, July 19, 2016
Studies show that 70 percent of women will leave their financial advisor after a major life change, such as the death of a spouse or divorce. Major life transitions bring enough stress and emotion without adding the need to find a new financial advisor or to master your finances. As women also generally outlive men, this longer life expectancy means you will at some point likely require financial counsel.
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Jay Pluimer explains the dangers and expense of selecting the free lunch plan as an employer and insight into the benefits of hiring a fiduciary to manage your 401(k) plan "No Free Lunch and No Free 401(k) Plan" shared by The BAM Alliance, June 16, 2016
Most of us understand that if somebody else picks up the check for lunch, there is probably a catch. The old adage about there being no such thing as a “free lunch” is true more often than not. Hopefully, though, the offset isn’t worth more than the cost of the meal. When it comes to 401(k)s, particularly for small- to mid-size companies with around 100 employees or less and plan assets under $10 million, many employers select the free lunch option when they launch their plan because they want to provide a benefit for their employees but don’t necessarily want to write another check. The “catch” for this free lunch includes many of the risks associated with being a fiduciary.