Category Archives: Retirement Distribution Planning

Non-spousal Inherited IRA Traps

When people ask me what I do for living, I tell them that I am a wealth preservation counsel. Then they usually say, “oh, you are an estate planner.” No, a wealth preservation counsel. Wealth preservation is more than just … Continue reading

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Wealth Preservation and Those Pesky 401(k)/403(b)/IRA Beneficiary Forms

Everybody hates paperwork. So when employees and investors are asked to fill out all the paperwork associated with 401(k) plans and individual retirement plans (IRAs), most people just enter something without giving it  much thought. When I was a compliance … Continue reading

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Pimento Cheese Sandwiches and Investor Protection

Yesterday I was in North Georgia in connection with a possible case. I took the opportunity to have lunch with a high school classmate who now lives in the area. Both the company and the food were excellent, but both … Continue reading

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Financial Planning vs. Financial Plans

Many financial planners charge $5,000 or more to develop a retirement plan, or a five-year plan, for you and your family. You will receive a nice, thick brochure with numbers in it. Separate each page carefully. You now have a … Continue reading

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“Humble Arithmetic,” Prudence, and Successful Investing

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. – Aldous Huxley In 2005, John Bogle, of Vanguard fame, spoke at the 60th anniversary conference of the Financial Analysts Journal. Mr. Bogle’s presentation, entitled “The Relentless Rules of Humble … Continue reading

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Wealth Preservation Saboteurs

“Get what you can and keep what you have; that’s the way to get rich.” Scottish Proverb In a series of earlier posts, I discussed the three planning areas that I believe constitute real wealth management – wealth accumulation, wealth … Continue reading

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REAL Wealth Management – Wealth Distributions and Transfers

This week, we address what I consider to be the third aspect of a genuine wealth management program -distributions and transfers of one’s assets.  Distribution encompasses both transfers made while one is living, inter vivos transfers, and transfers made after … Continue reading

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