Statistics show that an individual is much more likely to become disabled in their earning years rather than suffer death; however, many professionals are still surprised to learn that disability insurance is more important than life insurance. For more information on disability insurance for professionals, types of policies, and to learn which policy may prove to work best for your needs, read this Insurance Know-How.
The decisions a company faces after one or more of its owners pass away are hard, especially when several parties are involved. One way to preempt confusion regarding the shares of a company left behind by the deceased party is to consider a buy-sell agreement. For more information about buy-sell agreements and the two types that are available, read this Insurance Know-How.
New Year’s Resolutions not only give you goals to aim for throughout the year, but they can also save you money in the process. By spending more time with family and friends, living a healthier life and helping others, your chances of living a more enjoyable life are increased. For more information about some of the most common New Year’s Resolutions and a little financial insight regarding them, read this C.P.A Insight.
When dealing with the validity of a Last Will and Testament, cases such as these go to the Probate Court. Assets involved can be divided into probate and non-probate assets. For more information on the probate process and to determine which type of property you may be dealing with, read this Financial Strategy.
There are several benefits involved when dealing with tax-loss selling, which is selling a stock that has lost value in order to realize a taxable loss. Losses can be used to eliminate both long-term and short-term gains. For more on tax-loss selling and an example of its benefits, read this C.P.A. Insight
Backing up vital information and data from your personal computer is important in the event your computer is stolen or destroyed. One way to back up personal data, such as pictures and files, is to store it on a removable hard drive. For more information and tips on backing up personal data and protecting your PC, read this Financial Strategy.
A Living Will is a document that expresses a person’s desires and preferences about medical treatment in case he or she becomes unable to make their own decisions. The difference between a Living Will and a Will is that a Will takes effect upon a person’s death, while a Living Will is used to protect assets that could be drained for medical expenses. For more on Living Wills, their benefits and the rules regarding their use, read this Financial Strategy.
Stock options have become a very popular way of compensating or providing added benefits to employees. Two types of stock options are Nonqualified Stock Options and Incentive Stock Options. Both options require proper planning and timing to minimize the tax consequences. For more information about income and stock options and to learn more about what each one entails, read this C.P.A. Insight.
Supply and demand tend to be the deciding factors to stock price fluctuations. However, the driving factor behind many investors’ decisions is conventional wisdom, or certain ideas or explanations that are generally accepted as true by the public. For more information on today’s market versus the idea of conventional wisdom, read this Investment Whys.
We define an investor as someone who invests for the long run–not someone who chases the market through excessive trading and market timing. At Henssler Financial, we follow a strategy called the Ten Year Rule; money needed within 10 years should be invested in fixed-income investments, while money not needed should be invested in growth investments. For more on the Ten Year Rule and how to plan for any kind of market, read this Investment Whys.