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Insurance Options When US Insurance Providers Can’t Cover Your Needs with Sean McNiff (Ep. 96)



If your traditional insurance provider won’t cover specific risks for you or your business, you have additional options to protect yourself, your business, and your family.

In this episode, John and Michael Parise interview Sean McNiff from Exceptional Risk Advisors about some alternative insurance the firm provides. Sean shares a variety of case studies, from examples of when his work made a significant impact on his clients to some interesting insurance stories. He also talks about the creativity and customization that goes into protecting businesses and families.

Sean discusses:

  • What do Exceptional Risk Advisors and other cover holders for Lloyd’s of London do, who they insure, and what they cover
  • A variety of insurance case examples of when his work seemed to make a huge difference for his client base
  • Why it’s so important for business owners to regularly update their net worth valuations for insurance
  • The creativity and customization that goes into protecting families and businesses 
  • And more!

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About Our Guest: 

Sean McNiff is the Vice President of Business Development & Marketing at Exceptional Risk Advisors. He is passionate about developing new business relationships and educating the marketplace. Sean has been with Exceptional Risk Advisors from the day it was founded. His focus lies in working with sophisticated life, executive benefit, and disability insurance advisors whose clients can benefit from partnering with Exceptional Risk Advisors.

Sean received a BA in Communications and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Rhode Island. When he’s not advising clients, he’s outside playing tennis, hiking, skiing, and spending time with his wife and their two children.


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Mitigating The Stress In The Financial Marketplace (Ep. 86)



The past two years have caused multiple stressors in the financial marketplace. 

Inflation, oil prices, the uncertainty of the dollar, global issues, the war between Russia and Ukraine, and others have made decision-making around our financial future a more daunting task.  

But don’t worry. John and Michael Parise from Copper Beech Financial Group are here to help you so that you help your clients!

This week, this father-son duo unveils the tips and tricks advisors need to support their clients and their financial decisions in this fast-changing marketplace. John and Michael also unpack important conversations you must address with your clients. 

John and Michael discuss:

  • Ways the economy has shifted since 2020 
  • The value of asking and answering the “tough questions”
  • Estate tax changes and ways it impacts those taking risks
  • The importance of conducting market research
  • Some industry shortcomings 
  • And more!

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Looking To Sell Your Business? Here Are Your Options (Ep. 84)



So you’re looking to sell your business.

Remember, you can’t spell succession without success.

In this episode of The Truth About Wealth, John and Michael Parise cover all the options you have when selling your business. John and Michael detail how to determine the right time, the timelines you should follow, and the pros and cons you should consider when looking to sell a family business. 

John and Michael discuss:

  • The importance of having a succession plan for your business
  • The value of leadership and generational family conversations when you’re looking to sell your business
  • How to determine if it’s viable to keep your family business
  • The truth about selling your company to a strategic purchaser or a competitor
  • What are the benefits of selling your business to your management team
  • What you should know about employee stock ownership plans (ESOP) and how they can help your succession
  • And more!

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How to Pay for Estate Taxes (Ep. 81)



If you are set to have an estate tax, how might that tax get paid? Can we get that tax to zero? 

In this episode, John and Michael discuss their approach to estate taxes. In their approach, taxes are voluntary and planning is essential to ensure your loved ones have a plan and the means to pay for estate taxes when the time comes. 

John and Michael discuss:

  • The best and worst ways to pay your estate taxes
  • Section 6166 for business exclusions on estate taxes
  • Gregan loans and how they can reduce your estate tax
  • The importance of starting early when it comes to planning
  • 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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61. The Generational Impact Of The SECURE Act Part Two



A new provision in the SECURE Act requires children that inherit an IRA or a qualified plan to essentially withdraw those funds no later than 10 years after the date of death. How can you ensure that your child gains the most from their inheritance after you are gone?

In part two of this series, John and Michael Parise discuss possible solutions for this new provision to the SECURE Act. They reveal the various types of accounts you can utilize and share the importance of keeping future generations in mind.

You will learn:

  • How you can prepare for your children’s inheritance with the new provisions to the SECURE Act
  • What type of accounts and investments may be the best fit for you
  • The importance of taking future generations into account when creating your plan
  • And more!

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