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Five Common Pitfalls of Sudden Wealth

Sudden wealth can take many forms, including selling a business, executing stock options or reaching a legal settlement. Most often, however, sudden wealth is the result of an inheritance.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Business Owners

Owning a business has become increasingly complex. Regulation changes often, causing business owners to worry about how they treat their customers, employees and themselves. And because it’s their business, it’s usually the owners who spend the most time dealing with these evolving requirements.

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What’s So Hard About Passing Hard Assets to the Next Generation?

As the baby boomer generation approaches one of the largest transfers of wealth in U.S. history, individuals are focusing on how to facilitate the flow of their assets to their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Passing along more liquid assets – like stocks, bonds and cash – is somewhat straightforward. 

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