Wealth Management El Monte CA

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.

William Duff
Duff Financial Advisory Services
(626) 301-9266
106 W. Lime Avenue, Suite 200B
Monrovia, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®, MBA

Gregory Welborn
First Financial Consulting
(626) 844-4630
380 South Lake Avenue, Suite 112
Pasadena, CA
Expertises
Middle Income Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Tax Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, MBA

Heena Shah
Lighthouse Financial Services, Inc.
(714) 572-8900
3000 East Birch, Suite 107
Brea, CA
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Tax Planning, Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Carl Camp
Eclectic Associates, Inc.
(714) 738-0220
1021 W. Bastanchury Road, Suite 120
Fullerton, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, College/Education Planning, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Tax Planning, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Sandra Field
Asset Planning Inc.
(714) 827-5794
10833 Valley View St., Suite 470
Cypress, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Mark Seiler
Seiler & Associates
(626) 432-1600
3452 East Foothill Blvd., Suite 400
Pasadena, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Tax Planning, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CPA/PFS

Louis Barajas
Louis Barajas, Wealth Planning
(562) 347-0070
10330 Pioneer Blvd., Suite 250
Santa Fe Springs, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Advising Entrepreneurs, Advising Medical Professionals, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, EA, MBA

David Little
Eclectic Associates, Inc.
(714) 738-0220
1021 W. Bastanchury Road, Suite 120
Fullerton, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, College/Education Planning, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Tax Planning, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFA, CFP®

Mark Gleason
WESCAP Group
(818) 563-5170
303 N. Glenoaks Boulevard, Suite 905
Burbank, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, College/Education Planning, High Net Worth Client Needs, Tax Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, MBA

Todd Butler
WESCAP Group
(818) 563-5170
303 N. Glenoaks Boulevard, Suite 905
Burbank, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Tax Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

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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