Financial Planning & Investments

Post-Exit Planning Video 8-Building a Family Legacy

Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq. for this 8th of eight videos of Episode 6: Post-Exit Planning, which focuses on building a family legacy. Continue reading

Post-Exit Planning Video 7-Volunteering, Living Healthier

Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq. for this 7th of eight videos of Episode 6: Post-Exit Planning, which focuses on the new post-retirement paradigm, including volunteerism and living healthier. Continue reading

Post-Exit Planning Video 5-Managing Post-Retirement Risks (cont’d)

Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq. for this 5th of eight videos of Episode 6: Post-Exit Planning, which concludes discussion of managing post-retirement risks, with extensive consideration of avoiding the effects of bad advice and fraud. Continue reading

Post-Exit Planning Video 4-Managing Post-Retirement Risks (cont’d)

Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq. for this 4th of eight videos of Episode 6: Post-Exit Planning, which focuses on managing post-retirement risks, including loss of ability to live independently, change in housing needs, death or divorce of spouse and unforeseen needs. Continue reading

Post-Exit Planning Video 3-Managing Post-Retirement Risks (cont’d.)

Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq. for this 3rd of eight videos of Episode 6: Post-Exit Planning, which focuses on managing post-retirement risks, including business continuity, employment, public policy (i.e., tax, Medicare, Medicaid) and other risks. Continue reading

Post-Exit Planning Video 1-Overview

Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq. for this 1st of eight videos of Episode 6: Post-Exit Planning, which provides an overview of the opportunities and challenges following a successful exit.. Continue reading

Tax Bill – More Observations on Individual Changes

In the few days remaining to manipulate your 2017 income tax liability, keep in mind the following additional points raised in the tax bill that was just signed by the President (please review my blogs over the past five days to refresh your memory on the other changes): Continue reading

Tax Bill – More Individual Planning

The tax bill (TCJA) repeals the deduction for personal exemptions. It increases the standard deductions for single filers to $12,000 and for married joint filers to $24,000. These changes sunset after 2025 (i.e., personal exemptions would be restored).  The deductions for state and local income, sales and property taxes (SALT) are capped at $10,000 in total. The deduction for mortgage interest is limited to be allowable only on up to $750,000 of acquisition indebtedness. Mortgages incurred on or before December 15, 2017 are grandfathered under the $1 million limit of acquisition indebtedness. The home equity interest deduction is repealed.  There is also a temporary change to the medical expense deduction, allowing clients to deduct medical expenses that exceed 7.5% of adjusted gross income (instead of 10%) in 2017 and 2018. TCJA increases the charitable contribution limit to 60% of adjusted gross income for cash contributions (also sunsets after 2025). NOTE: Contributions of appreciated property are still subject to a 30% of adjusted gross income limitation. The five-year carryover for unused charitable deductions remains. Given these changes, what should I do now?

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Wayne Zell discusses the implications of using a robo advisor to develop an investment plan

Please check out this article in Financial Advisor IQ, where Wayne Zell is quoted on the challenges and opportunities facing consumers and financial advisers when using robo advisers.

New Blueprint for Wealth Podcast Interview of Private Access Founders

Please join Wayne M. Zell in his latest podcast interview of Randy Domolky and Scott Schedler, Co-Founders of Private Access Network (PAN), a new accessible early stage investment alternative for accredited investors.