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Learn How To Allocate Your Assets To Meet Goals (Ep.83)

Do you know what to do when the markets are saturated?

A good idea is to reallocate your assets to protect your investment portfolio.

This week, John and Michael Parise go back to basics with a conversation on asset classes. They categorize them while explaining what to do with them, what to expect from them, and how to protect them.

John and Michael discuss:

  • How CDs work
  • What are the pros and cons of bonds
  • Stock investing and when you should buy into the market
  • Real estate as a wealth-producing asset
  • The truth about investing in gold, silver, and commodities to balance out stresses in the market
  • And more!


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Looking into Future Economic Trends (Ep. 82)

Right now interest rates and inflation are higher than most of us have ever seen.

The market is changing and in the next 18 to 24 month it will look different than the slow rise that we have been used to seeing in the past 12 years.

In this episode of The Truth About Wealth, John and Michael are joined by Christian Hyldahl, a financial professional at Varium Investments who has been in the financial business for 30 years, to discuss what the economic trends will look like in the next short future.

John, Michael, and Christian discuss:

  • Christian’s thoughts on who is to blame for inflation
  • Advice for retirees facing an inflated market
  • The influence that the fed has had on the market
  • What might happen in response to the inflated market
  • And more

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60. The Generational Impact Of The SECURE Act — Part One

A recent provision to the SECURE Act could have major implications on how qualified plans, including your IRA, 401(k) and 403(b), are inherited by your children. It’s important that you understand the ramifications of this provision in order to protect your wealth.

In this episode, John and Michael Parise discuss these new provisions of the SECURE Act. They reveal the problems you could face if you don’t prepare properly and the importance of taking future generations into consideration when you’re developing your plan.

John and Michael discuss:

  • What the SECURE Act is and how new provisions may impact your plan
  • How to recognize when you may have a problem with your plans—and how to fix it
  • How your children could be taxed if you don’t take the SECURE Act into account
  • And more!

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59. The Plan For Succession in the Family Business

Do you have a succession plan in place for your family business? 

In this episode, Michael Parise shares his personal experience with succession planning as the second generation within his family business. He reveals the importance of communication between generations when developing your business succession plan, and how the expectations of each generation can shape the future of your business.

Michael discusses:

  • How you can create a sustainable succession plan that will keep your business intact through the generations
  • How the expectations of each generation impacts the succession planning process
  • Why you need to have open communication between generations in your planning
  • The benefit of working with outside sources and experts when creating a plan for your family business
  • And more

Discover what you need to create a sustainable succession plan with Michael Parise!


Copper Beech Financial Group: (856) 988-8300 | John Parise | Michael Parise | Investedge | Episode 57

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Episode 54 – Annuities as a Helpful Income Planning Tool – With Michael R. Harris, CFP®, ChFC

The Alliance For Lifetime Income’s Michael R. Harris is all about helping YOU address the risk of outliving your retirement income.

In this episode, John and Michael Parise speak with Mike Harris to discover everything Mike has to say about annuities, and how to creatively use them within your income planning. 

You will learn:

  • An investor-related definition of annuities
  • Why it is so important to plan for retirement-related income streams
  • The pros and cons of a traditional annuitization
  • What does the general public think of annuities: Research done by The Alliance For Lifetime Income 
  • How advisors and clients can approach annuity discussions, cost and value-wise 
  • And more!

No matter if it’s an investment or annuity – they all need planning.  Listen in to find out why!

Resources: Copper Beech Financial Group | (856) 988-8300 | Michael R. Harris, CFP, ChFC | The Alliance for Lifetime Income | Cited Source: Risky Business: Living Longer Without Income for Life | Cited Source: CBS News: How to estimate your lifetime retirement paycheck

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Episode 53 – A Discussion on Business And Family Leadership – With Guest Robert Brown

Strong leadership is crucial for generational wealth and business transfer.

In this episode, John and Michael Parise sit down with their first client guest, CEO and president of American Asphalt Company, Robert Brown. Robert draws from his own business experience and journey to discuss the importance of sharing leadership values and training with the next generation to continue achieving success once the business is passed down. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How and when leadership became a core and philosophical concept for Robert 
  • Lessons Robert learned while becoming a business leader 
  • Tips how to pick the next leader in the family
  • Trust, communication and professional leadership training: How to be a great coach to employees
  • How Copper Beech has helped Robert establish buy-sell agreements for his own firm 
  • And more!

Tune in today to discover how leadership can help you achieve personal and generational business success! 

Resources: Copper Beech Financial Group | (856) 988-8300 | American Asphalt Company | Robert Brown


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Episode 50 – How Future Generations Can Maintain Their Family’s 100-Year Vision – Part 2

Are you in your family’s second or third generation, and interested in learning how to carry on your family’s wealth?

In part two of this two part series, John and Michael Parise discuss different considerations second and third generations must have when handling their family’s wealth, highlighting the importance of effective communication and data organization. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The role of the second generation in passing down family wealth 
  • Legacy letters and mission statements as generational roadmaps 
  • How culture shift impacts generational wealth  
  • How having a “beginner’s mind” can help when building a family’s future 
  • Easy ways to involve later generations in the family’s wealth 
  • And more!

Listen today to find out the role of the second and third generations when handling and passing down family revenue!

Resources: Copper Beech Financial Group | (856) 988-8300 | John Parise | Michael Parise | Creating and Building a 100-Year Family Vision (Part One)


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Episode 49 – Creating and Building a 100-Year Family Vision – Part 1

There’s no greater satisfaction than knowing and seeing that the wealth you built is passing down through the generations correctly.

Would you agree?

In part one of this two-part mini-series, John and Michael Parise explain everything you need to know about correctly handling multigenerational wealth. They highlight the importance of being aligned on the family financial strategy, no matter what generation you are.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • John’s take on what the “shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations” proverb means
  • How generations one, two, and three have taken care of family wealth historically 
  • John and Michael’s insight on generational leadership
  • The importance of being responsible with your wealth
  • And more!

Tune in to find out how family values, adaptation, and communication can influence the establishment of a multigenerational wealth vision! 

Resources: Copper Beech Financial Group | (856) 988-8300 | John Parise | Michael Parise | Thomas J. Stanley’s The Millionaire Next Door | James Grubman’s Strangers In Paradise

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Episode 48 – A Trip Around Italy Examining Wine – With Guest Tim O’Rourke

On this leg of our Wine Adventure, we take a look at the Italian region! 

In this episode, John and Michael Parise sit down with Tim O’Rourke to identify the wines that come out of Italy, what sets these wines apart from the rest and how you can choose an Italian wine that pairs with your meal.  

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What wines come out of the different regions of Italy 
  • How you can find quality wines for quality prices 
  • Tools that you can use to find the wine you are looking for 
  • What you can do to find your wine preference  
  • What Italian wines pair with what meals
  • And more!

Tune in now to add some information to your knowledge on wine and how you can find one that suits you! 

Resources: Copper Beech Financial Group | (856) 988-8300 | John Parise | Michael Parise 

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Episode 47 – A Deep Dive into The French Wine Industry – With Guest Tim O’Rourke

France is one of the world’s largest producers of wine, and is the source of many grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, and Pinot noir. 

In this episode, John and Michael Parise sit down with wine investor Tim O’Rourke to examine what sets France apart as a producer of wine and how wine can be a multi-generational business, as well as tips for wine collecting and storage. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How and where Cabernet Sauvignon was initially created 
  • Why winemaking is a “freelance” creation that depends on the winemaker 
  • Tim’s take on what determines the cost of wine bottles 
  • Winemaking as a multi-generational business
  • The importance of being “temperature consistent” when storing wines 
  • And more!

From France to the rest of the world, tune in to find out everything you need to know about the evolution of French wine and champagne! 

Resources: Copper Beech Financial Group | (856) 988-8300 | John Parise | Michael Parise