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Leaving a Legacy – Plan by Default or Plan by Design?

Everyone has a plan. Whether you know it or not, everyone has a plan when it comes to leaving your hard earned wealth to the next generation – the government’s plan. They’ve made a host of default decisions for you. What taxes you’ll pay, how your assets will be divided and who’s in charge of… Read More »

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The ABCs of RSUs, ESPPs, ISOs – Get to Know Your Stock Incentive Programs

In our tech-heavy Pacific Northwest, many companies grant stock or stock options as part of an overall compensation package. These equity incentive programs can seem like a windfall but, as with any source of income, they must be carefully managed so they don’t disrupt your financial plan or create a major tax headache.

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Estate Plan or Legacy Plan – Which Do You Have?

Every family wants to create a sound legacy for their children for the future, but too many skip the critical steps in the present to achieve those goals. And, it’s no simple matter. Business owners have a lot to think about when deciding when and how to transfer their assets to the next generation. What happens… Read More »

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The SECURE Act – 6 Changes You Should Know About

A summary of changes to long-standing retirement account rules.

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