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Distinguishing Between Market Noise and Market Impact with Paul Dietrich, Part 2 (Ep. 77)



2021 was a year full of ups and downs. Will 2022 be the same? 

In the latest episode, John and Michael Parise welcome back guest Paul Dietrich for part two of a two part series where we review the events of 2021, their impacts on the economy, and what 2022 may have in store. 

John, Michael, and Paul discuss:

  • The real inflation rate in 2021 and 2022
  • Why unemployment numbers appear static
  • The key events that affected the economy in 2021
  • How our current education system needs to change for the economic future
  • And more

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About Our Guest: 

Paul Dietrich currently serves as Chief Investment Strategist with B. Riley Wealth Management, Inc., where he focuses on managing investments for private investors, retirement funds and private institutions throughout the United States. He previously served as CEO and Chief Investment Officer with Fairfax Global Markets, LLC, and as CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Foxhall Capital Management. He also worked as an international corporate attorney with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (now Squire Patton Boggs) and Jones Day. He is a frequent on-air commentator and regularly contributes his market analysis to business and financial media.


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Distinguishing Between Market Noise and Market Impact with Paul Dietrich (Ep. 76)



Have you been wondering what the rest of 2022 has in store for the stock market? Or how the pending Russian/Ukraine conflict, the Build Back Better Infrastructure Bill, or the ever-growing federal debt, might impact the market?

In the latest episode, John and Michael Parise welcome back guest Paul Dietrich to  discuss how you can separate noise in the market from events that may have tangible impact on the underlying economy. 

John, Michael, and Paul discuss:

  • Impact of Russia/Ukraine conflict on the stock market
  • The Build Back Better infrastructure bill
  • Tax raises and paying off the capital reserves 
  • Interest rates and inflation
  • And more

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About Our Guest: 

Paul Dietrich currently serves as Chief Investment Strategist with B. Riley Wealth Management, Inc., where he focuses on managing investments for private investors, retirement funds and private institutions throughout the United States. He previously served as CEO and Chief Investment Officer with Fairfax Global Markets, LLC, and as CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Foxhall Capital Management. He also worked as an international corporate attorney with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (now Squire Patton Boggs) and Jones Day. He is a frequent on-air commentator and regularly contributes his market analysis to business and financial media.


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How to Choose the Right Trustee with David Warren (Ep.75)



When estate planning, one of the most difficult decisions is choosing the right trustee for your family. But it doesn’t have to be. 

In this episode, John and Michael Parise speak with David Warren, J.D., co-founder, and chairman of Bridgeford Trust Company about the challenges of picking the right trustee and/or trust company, and highlights the things you can do to make a better decision for your family. 

John and Michael discuss:

  • Conflicts of interest in trust planning 
  • Top tier trust jurisdictions
  • Modern trust law
  • Asset protection and its benefits
  • And more

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About Our Guest: 

David Warren is the co-founder and chairman of the Board of Bridgeford Trust Company. With over 20 years of experience as an attorney in the financial services industry, David has a wealth of knowledge on working with ultra-high net worth families across the nation and around the world. As a leader at Bridgeford Trust Company he shapes the strategic growth and brand development. Outside of his roles at Bridgeford, David often speaks throughout the country and around the world on modern and progressive U.S. trust law, addressing several professional organizations and audiences each year. 

 


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74. How to Turn Your Life Insurance into Life Settlement with Aaron Giroux



Did you know that 87% of life insurance policies never pay a death claim? Are you aware of the options available to you within the settlement space?

Life settlements are one of the lesser known planning tools available to those with life insurance policies that they wish to sell. 

In this episode, John and Michael Parise speak with Aaron Giroux, co-founder and CEO of LifeRoc Capital, LLC about their role in the life settlement space. Aaron details how his company provides alternative planning options to those with life insurance policies in specific scenarios. 

John, Michael and Aaron discuss:

  • The difference between life insurance policies and a life settlement
  • Why one might opt for a life settlement and who qualifies
  • What the policy valuation process looks like
  • The average payout on a life settlement
  • And more

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About Our Guest: 

Aaron is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the life insurance and digital health industries. He is skilled in Operations Management, Sales, Marketing, Product Development, and Business Development. He is a strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) focused in Finance, General from University of San Diego.


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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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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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