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Wealth Transfer

A&I Financial Services

Many people struggle with the desire to keep their wealth private and prepare their children and grandchildren to receive the money. So, we want to have our cake and eat it too! Let’s walk through a few good ideas. With proper planning, and an experienced guide to help you do just that. One of the...
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Estate planning is not merely a financial task; it’s a heartfelt endeavor to ensure your hard-earned wealth benefits are passed on to your loved ones for generations to come. In the Centennial State of Colorado, understanding the nuances of estate planning is crucial to navigate the state’s laws and regulations effectively. In this comprehensive guide,...
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A Good Inheritor of Wealth Nathan Merrill and Karl Frank, CFP discuss how to prepare an inheritor of wealth. Building off previous podcasts, we discuss some practical and fun actions we can take to help the next generations become the best versions of themselves they can be.Like training your kids to be good at golf,...
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What is a Family of Affinity? Karl Frank, CFP and Nathan Merrill go back to first principles and discuss something that means the most to most of us: family. How do you transfer significant money to people who may or may not be part of your biological family?Learn how a “relational family” and a “family...
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Many people ask, Should I Name My Trust as Beneficiary of my IRA? The answer is, it depends. First we look at the features of IRAs and trusts. Then, we answer some frequently asked questions. IRA stands for individual retirement account. An IRA provides tax advantaged retirement savings. While the money is inside an IRA,...
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Facilitating Important Family Conversations Part 2 Karl Frank, CFP, Jeff Krommendyk and Nathan Merrill continue to interview Shawn Barberis, JD, who is an expert on facilitating important family conversations about legacy. Legacy is often discussed but rarely acted upon. Shawn shares some of the history of legacy conversations:How Shawn got into the business, and created...
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At the end of 2022, Congress passed over 90 changes to the tax code. On February 2nd, we held a Zoominar where I summarized the bigger changes that affect most people. Here are some of the tax laws and limits not discussed in the Zoominar: Gift Tax Exclusion Rises to $17,000 One of the most popular...
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Special guest Leia Ursery joins Karl Frank, CFP, and Nathan Merrill and provides useful and informative insights into something most of us fear: probate. If you have not had the opportunity to take an estate through probate, you likely dread the process like you might dread the Department of Motor Vehicles. But Leia Ursery will...
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