Wondering what to do with excess 529 savings?

If you’ve saved diligently for a family-member’s education—and he or she does not need help funding education expenses—the 529 Plan savings can still be used without tax penalties. You could transfer funds for another child, niece/nephew or grandchild. Or see if room, board and textbook costs can be covered. You might even be able to pay for college credits for a qualifying gap year program. Contact us to discuss your education savings options in more detail.


Lessons in legacy with the Cousteau family: The importance of planning

Jacques Cousteau was a visionary of his time. Today, his grandchildren preserve the family’s values through their work as environmental advocates and storytellers.

SECURE Act: Possible changes to your retirement planning strategy

The Setting Every Community up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act changes may affect your plans for retirement. The primary goals of the SECURE Act are to expand retirement savings, preserve retirement income, simplify existing rules and improve qualified retirement plan administration. Contact us if you have questions about your plans for retirement and the SECURE Act changes.

The Financial Impact of Dementia

A diagnosis of dementia in you or a loved one can have a devastating impact on you—physically, emotionally and financially. View the video below to hear from children’s author Nancy Carlson on her family’s experiences and download The Financial Impact of Dementia today.

Estimating retirement costs

Estimating cost of living in retirement can be tricky. The old rule of thumb was to plan on needing 80% of your pre-retirement living expenses. In my experience, that is rarely accurate. Instead, here's how I do it. Read more.