The old saying “No one plans to fail, but many fail to plan” has special applicability to business owners. From the very outset, business owners need to be aware that even the most basic business model entails considerable financial strategies.
Protecting your business is as important to us as it is to you. We will review with you various avenues for protecting income, expenses and succession planning, to works towards your business and family financial stability.
Let’s consider how business owners can take these strategies to another level through:
Business Succession Planning
Key Person Insurance
Funding Buy Sell Agreements
Executive Bonus Plans
Business Overhead Coverage
While Estate Planning is often associated with the wealthy, in reality, anyone who wants to pass on assets to their heirs needs to think about their estate plan. In addition, estate planning takes into account the guardianship of minor children, the Succession Plan for a business and a variety of other related issues. Like any aspect of financial planning, an estate plan should be reviewed and, if needed, updated periodically.
Not checking beneficiary
Leaving survivors to search for your assets and accounts
Assuming that estate planning is a one-time event.
Overlooking the need to update Wills, Healthcare Proxy and Power of Attorney’s
Establishing a trust and failing to retitle assets to the trust.
Understanding the complexities that an Executor/Executrix are faced with
Estate tax calculations and profitable assets
Correct titling for ease to Executor/Executrix
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Estate Planning 101
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Lifelaw, Harry M. Scarmella Esq. and Turning Tides Financial are not registered broker/dealers and are not affiliated with LPL Financial.