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73. 10 Concerns On The Minds of Our Clients — Part 2



Who is going to take care of you into your old age? Do you have your estate planning dealings worked out?

In the first part of this two-parter miniseries, John and Michael introduced us to 10 concerns on the minds of their clients. In this episode, they continue the conversation focusing on long-term care planning, estate planning, taxes, and communication between generations.

John and Michael discuss:

  • Ways to address long-term care
  • How to ensure your estate planning is correct
  • Tax code changes to consider
  • Communication between generations in your family
  • And more!

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72. 10 Concerns On The Minds of Our Clients: Part 1



Have you ever wondered what happens if you outlive your money? Is concern about inflation on your mind? Others in your situation are likely thinking about the same thing.

In this multi-part series, John and Michael Parise cover 10 concerns on the minds of their clients. In this episode, John and Michael cover market volatility, jobs and education, inflation, and outliving your money. John shares how inflation has changed over time, and how you can deal with inflation. 

John and Michael discuss:

  • Market volatility
  • The effect of inflation on the market, and why it’s something you have to pay attention to
  • The problem with living too long
  • The hot topic of jobs and education
  • And more

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71. Opportunities Available For Gold and Silver Investments With Andy Schectman



Precious metals like silver and gold can be seen as an investment, but they could also be viewed as a means for wealth preservation.

In this episode, John and Michael Parise are once again joined by Andy Schectman, CEO of Miles Franklin Precious Metal Investments. Andy explains the opportunity of a generation that silver is, and how it is a pathway to gold. Plus, he shares his advice for people looking to allocate gold and silver as an assets class within their portfolio.

Andy discusses:

  • The extraordinary need for silver
  • Why Andy views gold and silver as wealth, not an investment
  • How people look at gold and silver as a way to grow their wealth
  • Why silver is currently the opportunity of a generation
  • And more

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About Our Guest: 

Prior to starting Miles Franklin, Ltd. in 1989, Andrew became a Licensed Financial Planner, specializing in Swiss Franc Investments and alternative investments. At Miles Franklin Ltd., a company that has eclipsed $5 billion in sales, Andrew has developed an operation that maintains trust, collaboration, and ethical behavior, superior customer service and satisfaction to better serve their clients. He is responsible for overseeing the firm’s operations and business functions; including strategy and planning, account management, finance, and new business.


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70. The State of Gold and Silver As An Asset Class With Andy Schectman



Precious metals are more of an obscure asset class, but there is huge value in owning these assets as part of your overall portfolio.

In this episode, John and Michael Parise are joined by Andy Schectman, CEO of Miles Franklin Precious Metal Investments. Andy lays out a brief history of the gold and silver industry, and it’s current state as an asset class before diving into three major events that happened throughout Andy’s career that will continue to shape the industry.

Andy discusses:

  • The background and state of the gold and silver industry
  • The six major mints in the world
  • Why gold and silver may be an important asset class to have in your portfolio
  • The three major events of Andy’s career that continue to shape the industry
  • And more

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About Our Guest: 

Prior to starting Miles Franklin, Ltd. in 1989, Andrew became a Licensed Financial Planner, specializing in Swiss Franc Investments and alternative investments. At Miles Franklin Ltd., a company that has eclipsed $5 billion in sales, Andrew has developed an operation that maintains trust, collaboration, and ethical behavior, superior customer service and satisfaction to better serve their clients. He is responsible for overseeing the firm’s operations and business functions; including strategy and planning, account management, finance, and new business.

 


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69. Estate Planning Law Proposals You Should Be Thinking About



There may be changes to estate planning rules in the near future. If you’re a family that looks for advanced planning, you should be preparing for these changes regardless of whether or not they come to pass.

In part two of this two-part series, John and Michael Parise look at potential estate planning changes that could have a massive impact on advanced estate planning.They first look at the potential change in acceleration of the reduction in the gift and estate exemption amount. Plus, Michael speaks on the possible changes to grantor trust rules.

John and Michael discuss:

  • Why you should be speaking with your advisor about these provisional changes
  • Potential changes to grantor trust rules
  • Potential changes to the acceleration of the reduction in estate exemption
  • Why adding a specialist advisor to your advisory is beneficial
  • And more

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  1. Income Tax Law Proposals You Should Be Thinking About

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68. Income Tax Law Proposals You Should Be Thinking About



There are currently tax law proposals being discussed in Congress that if passed, could have a major impact on taxes.

In this episode, John and Michael Parise discuss the most recent tax law proposal put forth by Congress, specifically covering income tax provisions. They emphasize that these are just provisional changes and that they may not come to pass. However, you should plan accordingly with your financial advisors so that nothing comes as a surprise. Also, John shares details about their annual conference they held with their families!

John and Michael discuss:

  • Their annual conference held with their families and guest speakers
  • Tax provisions that may come to fruition
  • Why business owners and high-income earners are moving to states without income tax
  • Why you should be thinking about these tax provisions with your financial advisor
  • And more

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67. Concerns That Are Keeping Everyone Up At Night



There are a number of questions and concerns that clients ask for clarification about, from inflation, to proposed tax changes, how those will impact their accounts, and more.

In this episode, John and Michael Parise have an open discussion about questions they regularly receive from their clients and aim to answer these frequently asked questions. They explain why you need to stay on top of your financial affairs and get them in order, plus, how businesses may have to approach employee retention in the near future.

John and Michael discuss:

  • How inflation is affecting everything in our lives
  • Potential tax code changes being proposed in Washington and how they may impact you
  • Why you need to be on top of your financial affairs
  • Why employee retention will become increasingly important in the near future
  • And more

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66. How To Pick The Right Trustee



One of the more difficult challenges of estate planning is choosing the right trustee.

In this episode, John and Michael Parise aim to help you gain a better understanding of the implications of choosing a trustee and what to consider when making this decision. They look at what makes choosing a trustee so difficult and what it means to leave someone in charge of managing your family’s assets.

John and Michael discuss:

  • The role of a trustee and why a trustee should act as a mentor
  • Their recommendation for what to look for in a trustee and how you can build a relationship and understanding with the trustee before they take control
  • If trustees can be compensated and whether they should
  • What it truly means to leave your family in the hands of a trustee (whether they’re another family member or not)
  • And more

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65. What’s Going On With The Markets And Where Are We Heading? With Peter Andersen



John and Michael are routinely asked about what’s going on with the markets, with the pandemic and what the expectations are with stocks and bonds and real estate. Today, they look to answer many of these questions. 

In this episode, John and Michael speak with Peter Andersen, CFA, of Anderson Capital Management. Peter provides some clarity surrounding the current markets and where the trends are pointing, as Peter shares his optimism for the future.

Peter discusses:

  • The current state of the market
  • How your anxieties and fears about the market are played on by the media
  • Whether he thinks the tax proposals in Washington will pass, and what that could mean for you
  • Why he’s so confident that we are going to come out of the post-COVID era stronger
  • And more

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About Our Guest: 

Peter C. Andersen, CFA, has managed money for a wide range of clients since 1993.  He has direct experience managing separate accounts & over 10 mutual funds throughout his career, including IPO’s for two NYSE-listed closed end funds. He has deep experience with stocks of all kinds, junk bonds, and world asset classes.

Peter Andersen earned an MPA degree from Harvard University, where he was designated a Seamans Fellow. He holds an MS in physics from Yale University, where he was named a JD Skinner Fellow. Mr. Andersen received a BS, summa cum laude, from Northeastern University where he graduated first in his major of physics. He is on the board of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where he is Chairman of the Annual Funds and a member of the Investment & Nominating Committees. Andersen is also an overseer of the Peabody Essex Museum.  He was on the investment committee of the Goldhirsh Foundation, several other non-profits, and elected to the executive committee of the Yale Graduate School Alumni Association.


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64. The World of Private Placement Life Insurance With Edward Gordon



The potential of tax rates rising understandably has people concerned about their tax planning situations.

In this episode, John and Michael are joined by Edward Gordon of Preservation Capital Partners. Ed runs a tax efficient program for private placement life insurance, and he’s here to explain everything about the program. Ed shares a real life case study to help better illustrate how the program works.

Edward discusses:

  • How the strategy of a private placement life insurance policy helps combat the negative effects of the SECURE Act
  • The cost of the program and what Ed believes will happen with cash value life insurance, and growing tax rates
  • A real life case study to help better understand how the program works
  • And more

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About Our Guest: 

Edward W. Gordon, founder and guiding principal, has over 20 years of experience in the field of business and estate planning. Mr. Gordon is a graduate of the State University of New York with a major in Business Economics and Finance.  He holds the Series 6, Series 63, Life & Health License, and is a Certified Estate Planner.

 Mr. Gordon is an active member of The Study Group, an organization devoted to the promotion of ethics, education, and technical advances in the financial services sector.  He is also an active member of the American Society of Certified Estate Planners.  In addition, Edward Gordon is an active member of STEP, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.  Mr. Gordon is a frequent panelist and speaker at industry events. He has authored several articles and a book covering estate planning and related topics.