Disability Insurance for Professionals

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.

New Year’s Resolutions that Save You Money

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.

The Living Will

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.

Income and Stock Options

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.

You, The Ten Year Rule and an Ugly Market

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.