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Is a Charitable Lead Trust Right for You?

By Robert Pagliarini on November 12, 2015

Are you concerned about the inheritance taxes your heirs may have to pay? Then you may want to consider creating a charitable lead trust. A charitable lead trust is the inverse of a charitable remainder trust. While a CRT is structured to provide income to the trust beneficiaries and an eventual charitable donation, a CLT…

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What You Need To Know About Inherited IRAs

By Robert Pagliarini on October 22, 2015

Be sure you understand your options. When the owner of an IRA passes away, his or her heirs must be aware of the rules and regulations affecting Inherited IRAs. Ignorance can lead straight toward a tax disaster. Please note that this is simply an overview. Rather than use this article as a guide, use it…

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Sudden Wealth Mental Accounting

By Robert Pagliarini on September 2, 2015

Regardless of the source of the money, logically, we know the value is the same, but somehow, a dollar we earn is “worth” more than the dollar we find. Research shows that those who won money in a radio contest were more likely to spend the money than those who earned it by working overtime…

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The Billionaire’s Conundrum: Achieving Happiness

By Robert Pagliarini on September 1, 2015

Perhaps money can’t buy happiness after all. Minecraft creator and billionaire Markus “Notch” Persson revealed over the weekend that he is extremely depressed and dissatisified with his life. This may come as a surprise to anyone who’s ever struggled to make ends meet. In September 2014, Persson sold Minecraft for $2.5 billion.With his newly acquired sudden…

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Best Practices When Passing Family Wealth to Children

By Robert Pagliarini on August 9, 2015

Some millionaires are reluctant to talk to their kids about family wealth. Perhaps they are afraid what their heirs may do with it. In a 2015 CNBC Millionaire Survey, 44% of families having at least $1 million in investable assets said that they had not yet told their children about their future inheritance. Another 27%…

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Should You Write Your Own Will?

By Robert Pagliarini on June 8, 2015

Maybe you have seen those will-in-a-box kits. Maybe you have even considered picking one up. Think twice about that. While you can draft a will on your own, there are plenty of reasons why you may not want to go that route. Most people do it to save money, but they may overlook or forget…

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Protecting Your Elderly Parents from Financial Fraud

By Robert Pagliarini on May 6, 2015

Elders are financially defrauded daily in this country. Just a tiny percentage of these crimes are made public. In fact, the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) estimates that only 1 in 44 cases of elder financial abuse are reported. A recent NAPSA study found that 11% of seniors had been financially “abused, neglected or…

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Turning Sudden Wealth Into Lasting Wealth

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Many are the stories of family wealth lost. In the late 19th century, industrial tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt amassed the equivalent of $100 billion in today’s dollars – but when 120 of his descendants met at a family gathering in 1973, there were no millionaires among them. His fortune eroded within two generations of his passing.…

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Are Your Kids Financially Literate?

By Robert Pagliarini on February 28, 2015

How bad is financial illiteracy today? So bad that your children may be at risk of making some serious financial mistakes. Some are finding that talking to children about finances has become less about the nuts and bolts of money and more about putting money’s importance to our daily lives in the correct context. Women…

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Robert Pagliarini Chosen As CFP Ambassador

By Robert Pagliarini on December 18, 2014

NEWS RELEASE  Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Expands Ambassador Program with Appointment of Robert Pagliarini as CFP Board Ambassador for Orange County He Will Serve as a Local Resource for Personal Finance Issues   ORANGE COUNTY, CA, December 15, 2014 – Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. has expanded its CFP Board Ambassador…

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