Financial Planning Articles

Illuminating the Next Chapter

By |2024-02-09T12:24:57-08:00February 9th, 2024|

In honor of our team member Ariana Alisjahbana welcoming her first child this week, we are rerunning an article from June 2022 that highlights financial considerations to keep in mind as you celebrate this next phase of life. Congratulations to Ariana and her growing family!  

Planning for College with 529s

By |2024-01-26T13:35:57-08:00January 19th, 2024|

Even while tuition bills seem far off in the future, 529 plans can be a powerful tool which can help parents establish the habit of saving early and ease some of the financial and psychological stress that can arise as college enrollment approaches.

Powered By the Sun

By |2024-01-26T13:40:29-08:00November 17th, 2023|

Taking steps to develop independence from the power grid saves energy and money and can also bring you peace of mind. Whether you are ready to make the change to solar energy or just beginning to explore your options, we can help you understand your financial landscape and provide support as you engage with experts to assess your personal situation.

Getting Ahead of Year-End Planning

By |2023-10-27T14:11:52-07:00October 27th, 2023|

As the holiday season shifts into full swing, now is a good time to begin looking at your upcoming expenses ahead of end-of-year financial planning, along with fine-tuning your annual budget as you prepare for the coming new year.

Charitable Gifting in a Volatile World

By |2023-11-10T15:56:24-08:00October 13th, 2023|

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are powerful tools for charitable giving and legacy planning. They help with organizing a giving strategy, allow for potential asset growth, benefit yearly tax planning, and help mitigate gains from appreciated stock.

Runway to Retirement

By |2023-11-10T15:59:11-08:00September 15th, 2023|

For many, the years leading up to retirement are a time of transition from the world of work to one of leisure and personal fulfillment. Carefully preparing can give you peace of mind, freeing your headspace for life’s more meaningful moments.

Engaging with Aging, Part I

By |2023-06-09T13:21:38-07:00June 2nd, 2023|

Gradual changes in our physical and mental abilities, coupled with changes to our social landscape, bring many to consider a more dramatic change: – should they move to a residential community that provides built-in care services and new social opportunities Or should they stay in their home?

Leaving a Personalized Legacy

By |2023-05-12T15:46:12-07:00May 5th, 2023|

To personalize your legacy, take a step forward with your estate planning, adopting an attitude of contemplation as you mentally meander through what you want and what you don’t want.

The Right Amount of Liquidity

By |2023-04-14T13:55:57-07:00March 24th, 2023|

Many things can affect the “right” amount of cash to have on hand. In our conversations with clients, we compare it to financial decisions involving a trade-off between security, risk, and return.

Moving House

By |2023-03-17T14:39:15-07:00March 3rd, 2023|

There will always be unknowns when embarking on a big move to a new state or country, but it will be smoother – and more exciting – when you take the time to plan in advance.

Back to the Future: Electric Vehicles

By |2023-02-17T13:54:34-08:00January 27th, 2023|

If you enjoy having the latest technology and you’re willing to pay a slight premium for that experience, or you hate paying for gas and like the idea of fighting against climate change, then the new landscape of EVs provides some enticing options.

Finding Inflation’s Silver Lining

By |2023-01-13T13:06:10-08:00December 16th, 2022|

As inflation emerges from a long hibernation, the impact on consumers is acute. It's important to acknowledge that inflation has been a normal and recurring part of economic growth throughout history - and can have some silver linings.

Moving From Innovation to Trust

By |2022-12-16T13:46:38-08:00December 2nd, 2022|

The stakeholder-centric lens is an important innovation to the capitalist structure. It is also an important counterpoint to the shareholder-centric profit concerns that dominate the early development stages of the technical innovations that drive economic growth.