IRA Rollovers: In Your Best Interest? financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for retirement financial planning for young professionals Jul 19, 2021

By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

Increasing Regulatory Scrutiny

An area of increasing regulatory scrutiny is retirement plan rollovers to IRAs. This is a common transaction, and done every day, but it just might not be in your best interests.  Why?  Several factors:

Reasons Why NOT to...

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Stock Options and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for young professionals Jul 14, 2021

By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

What might an employer do to incentivize the workforce?  Make his employees owners.  Gives them an entirely new perspective on the job.  What employee-owned businesses do you know?  Does Southwest Airlines come to mind?  The flight...

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Am I My Brother’s Keeper? financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for retirement financial planning for young professionals Jun 16, 2021

 By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

You may have noticed in all CameronDowning email signatures this text:

                                      Where 5% of all revenue is donated

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Fair is Where You Go to Ride Rides financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for retirement financial planning for young professionals Jun 09, 2021

By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

Child:  But Daddy – that’s not fair! 

Daddy:  Well, son, life’s not fair.  Whoever said it is lied to you.  Fair is where you go to ride rides. 

Anyone who’s ever been in one of my CFP® classes has...

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Selling Your House? financial planning for retirement May 06, 2021

We have a hot real estate market in Miami!

I see it from acquaintances who are looking for houses:  sellers receive multiple offers, often over ask, and properties are sold before they even get a chance to swing by for a look!

I loved living in New York City (years ago) and I love living in...

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Cash is Still King! (Part Two) financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for young professionals Apr 19, 2021

Ah, greenbacks, lettuce, clams, or Benjamins – no matter what we call it,  cash is still king!  There are few places in the world that will not take the American dollar as payment.  I fact, I can only think of two:  inflight on American Airlines, and Uber.   

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Cash is Still King! (Part One) financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for young professionals Apr 19, 2021

Here’s a question for you, ladies.  You’re out on a first date at a restaurant with someone new.  You’re interested . . . not sure, but interested.  It’s just a date . . . let’s see how the evening goes, you think to yourself.  When it comes time...

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10 Places to Get Your Hands on Some Quick Cash financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for young professionals Mar 24, 2021

by Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

Everyone at some time or another needs some cash - and quickly!  The question is, have you anticipated this need and saved into it?  Or do you need to scramble?  What follows is a list of ten helpful suggestions.  

Here are 10 places to...

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The Wisdom of the Cheshire Cat financial planning for attorneys financial planning for retirement Mar 24, 2021

 By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

What follows is one of my all-time favorite quotations, from Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland.  The background is that Alice has come to a fork in the road and wonders out loud which way to turn.  The Cheshire Cat materializes, and the...

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You Know - You Don’t Have to Quit Working. financial planning for retirement Mar 02, 2021

 By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

My industry – financial planning and investment management – unwittingly puts a lot of pressure on people to retire.  We all have retirement accounts and look forward to the day when we no longer set the alarm clock.  Planning for...

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No One Uses Cash Anymore! financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for young professionals Feb 15, 2021

 By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

I can now pay for a Tesla with Bitcoin.  And the Mayor of Miami wants to pay City employees in Bitcoin and allow tax payments in the same cryptocurrency.  Honestly, until I can go into Bloomingdale's and buy a shirt with Bitcoin, it doesn't much...

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When Does a Refi Make Sense? financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for retirement Jan 27, 2021

by Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

With mortgage rates so low, we’ve been looking at mortgage refinancing for a few of our clients lately, to see if it might be in their best interests.  Here’s what we know: 

  • For those with strong credit, 30-year rates are just below 3%,...
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