Wealth Management Colorado Springs CO

High net worth individuals and organizations can opt to employ a wealth manager to handle their financial issues, including things like estate planning, taxes, investment management and more. Wealth management services are provided by corporations, financial advisors and multi-licensed portfolio managers. They use wealth management strategies to help their clients grow their wealth and assets as well as to navigate tax law. Wealth managers oversee all the financial affairs of their clients, which can be extremely helpful for those with numerous and diverse financial holdings.

Mary Brooks
Brooks Financial Planning
(719) 492-1833
34 South Sierra Madre Street
Colorado Springs, CO
Expertises
Financial Issues Between Generations, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Ongoing Investment Management, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, M.Ed.

Deborah Hoskins
Pikes Peak Financial Planning LLC
(719) 578-3309
102 S. Tejon Street Suite 1100
Colorado Springs, CO
Expertises
Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Tax Planning, Special Needs Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, JD, MS

Steven King
King Financial Planning & Management, LLC
(719) 302-1088
2 N. Cascade Avenue, Suite 1100
Colorado Springs, CO
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Advising Medical Professionals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Linda Leitz
Pinnacle Financial Concepts, Inc.
(719) 260-9800 Ext: 4
7025 Tall Oak Drive, Suite 210
Colorado Springs, CO
Expertises
Divorce Planning, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CDP, CFP®, EA

Jane Young
Pinnacle Financial Concepts, Inc.
(719) 260-9800 Ext: 4
7025 Tall Oak Drive, Suite 210
Colorado Springs, CO
Expertises
Advising Medical Professionals, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Divorce Planning, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, EA, MBA

David Forbes
Petra Financial Advisors, Inc.
(719) 636-9000
2 North Cascade, Suite 720
Colorado Springs, CO
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Advising Medical Professionals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFA, CFP®

Connie Hancock
Petra Financial Advisors, Inc.
(719) 636-9000
2 North Cascade, Suite 720
Colorado Springs, CO
Expertises
Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Tax Planning, Advising Medical Professionals, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Professional Athletes or Entertainers
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Craig Carnick
Carnick & Company
(719) 579-8000
675 Southpointe Court, Suite 102
Colorado Springs, CO
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Susan Strasbaugh
Strasbaugh Financial Advisory, Inc.
(719) 265-4600
8580 Scarborough Drive, Suite 145
Colorado Springs, CO
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Advising Medical Professionals, Ongoing Investment Management, Tax Planning, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, EA

Deborah Hoskins
Pikes Peak Financial Planning LLC
(719) 332-4856
2545 Lake Meadow Drive
Monument, CO
Expertises
Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Tax Planning, Special Needs Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, JD, MS

Wealth Management

By: Jonas Zamora
Jonas Zamora is a Certified Financial PlannerTM professional. You may contact him at jzamora@zacks.com

Benefits of Estate Planning

Have you ever been advised that you should have an estate plan? You hear the advice and, like most folks, don’t have a clear idea of why you should have one. I read an article by financial planner Elaine Floyd, which outlines the reasons why you should have an estate plan.

Let’s start with the benefits. An estate plan allows you to:

1. Direct the distribution of your wealth at death. An estate plan allows you to name the people, or charities, that will receive your assets. Otherwise, the courts will decide for you based on the laws of succession in your state.
2. Save on estate taxes. The estate tax still exists at least until 2009. In 2010 it will be repealed but may come back in 2011. This year, assets that total up to $2 million are exempt from federal estate taxes. The top tax rate on assets above that amount is 45%. Keep in mind that state inheritance tax has not been abolished either.
3. Save money on probate fees and keep your privacy. Probate fees can run up to about 10% of your estate’s value. Keep in mind that probate is time consuming and a matter of public record.
4. Protects assets while you are alive. Estate planning strategies can help protect you in case of lawsuits and divorce.
5. Prepare for incapacity. What happens if you are unable to handle making the payments for the care you receive while incapacitated? Who will manage your care and finances? An estate plan can help assure your well being if you become unable to make your own decisions....

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