Outdated CRT

Outdated CRT

We have recently found that donors who established Charitable Remainder Trusts years ago are in much different personal financial situations today than when they established the trusts. As a result, a revisit of the current operation of the trust to determine if it...
Recasting Donor Gifts

Recasting Donor Gifts

Several years ago a friend came to see me about his pending retirement. He had been the top sales person in his firm and the company was being sold. As he had no equity in the business, he would have to rely on the company provided retirement plan as well as his...
Need Some Volunteers?

Need Some Volunteers?

I suggest that you look in your donor data base. See if you can identify those seniors who have been consistent donors and have now reduced their annual giving. I have encountered donors in this situation, who concerned with their late in life financial situation, are...
A Post Pandemic Christmas

A Post Pandemic Christmas

I have some personal observations regarding the current state of affairs that surround me that might be helpful to you as you plan for 2022. Daily traffic, restaurants, travel, in person meetings, business interactions, personal savings, stock prices, and inflation...
Time Well Spent

Time Well Spent

One of the benefits of working in wealth management for 50 years has been the impact clients have made on the causes and organizations that they care about. Most have shared time, talents, and treasure resulting in improving the state of the world in various ways....
Social Capital

Social Capital

Social Capital is a term that may have different meanings for different people. A common definition is that it is a set of shared values that allows individuals to work together to effectively achieve a common purpose. In the context of financial planning, it has...