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ERISA qualified retirement plans (i.e. Profit Sharing/401(k)/Cash Balance-Defined Benefit) are really the only "IRS Blessed" tax shelters still available to the common person. The Alternative Minimum Tax has taken away most deductions except for mortgage interest, real estate taxes, and charitable deductions. MORE >A business owner, law partner, or medical professional can "shelter" an extraordinary amount of taxable income by funding an ERISA approved plan for their business entity. Of course, if one has employees, they must receive a certain level of contribution. Thus, it is always a questions of does the benefit to the owner(s) outweigh the costs to the "rank and file."
With 40 years of experience, Kline explains how Illinois residents should plan their estates to minimize taxes, avoid probate and dispose of assets.
Learn what a Will can and can’t do for you and your estate plan. What is a Living Trust and why do you need one? What are the differences between a Will and a Trust and what does that mean for your estate plan?
Audience members will receive education on reaching retirement goals and how to protect retirement accounts from a downside market. Abednego Wealth Management, Inc. does not charge for services nor does it ever hold clients’ funds. “We simply educate you on reaching your retirement goals.”
As reverse mortgages grow in popularity, so have the misconceptions or myths about these unique loans. This presentation will review these myths, discuss the facts and go over the benefits a Reverse can have in keeping people financially secure through retirement.
In the secretive world of ERISA (Employees Retirement Income Security Act of 1974), the Federal government allows employers to "Massage" profit sharing/401(k) plans to focus the company tax-deductible contributions for the benefit of a few or many. Depending on demographics, available cash flow, and desire to reward certain employees/owners; these Qualified Retirement Plans can be used as a "Tax Shelter" or additional employee benefit. MORE >The design of the plan is paramount and the vast majority of plan sponsors are "Clueless" in their ability to target certain individuals for different annual company contributions. In this presentation, we talk about how you do it, what it will cost, and how you communicate to your employees.
Financial Strategies for Women Today: Every woman, single or married, widowed or divorced — needs to plan ahead for personal and financial security. Women today have careers, start businesses, run households, raise children, and help aging parents. The workshop is designed to help you strengthen your financial future. I’ll have specific information for women who face divorce or widowhood, as well as many other concerns that could directly affect your family’s finances. The presentation offers sound, practical strategies that you can use immediately.
We will focus on six key action items designed to help you:
• Get your financial house in order - Prepare for the unexpected
• Put your money to work by investing
• Build a healthy nest egg for retirement
• Face financial hardship
• Understand your Social Security options
• Address estate and legacy issues
Workbook that contains a wealth of information, including exercises that are designed to help you assess your current situation. MORE >
There's a full court press on how one should invest their hard earned money. Active vs. Passive. Mutual Funds vs. ETFs. Stock, bonds and alternatives too. Is one approach superior to the next? Do they fit together? What's the appropriate blend and where does one begin? These are just some of questions we'll cover in a fast based, ambitious environment covering the strategies and considerations needed for any type of market. MORE >
Is it possible to build a reliable investment portfolio in today's market environment? This talk discusses what a reliable portfolio is, and how one might change their thought process when it comes to saving and investing.