Wealth Management Elizabeth NJ

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.

Stanley Ehrlich
S.F. Ehrlich Associates, Inc.
(908) 789-1100
PO Box 2278
Westfield, NJ
Expertises
Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Middle Income Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, MA, MPA

Jeffrey Waters
OFC Financial Planning, LLC
(973) 258-1007
35 Canoe Brook Road
Short Hills, NJ
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, College/Education Planning, High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Roman Franklin
Franklin Financial Planning, Inc.
(866) 653-9907
48 Wall Street (Financial District)
New York, NY
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Real Estate Investments, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, RFC

Diahann Lassus
Lassus Wherley
(908) 464-0102
1 Academy Street
New Providence, NJ
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, CPA/PFS, MBA

Stacy Francis
Francis Financial
(212) 374-9008
111 John Street, Suite 240
New York, NY
Expertises
Financial Issues Between Generations, Ongoing Investment Management, Socially Responsible Investments, Divorce Planning, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CDFA, CFP®

Anthony DeVito
ADV Investment Management & Financial Planning
(800) 732-5031
151 Overlook Avenue
Staten Island, NY
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Advising Medical Professionals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, PhD

Bradley Rudman
Rudman Cannon Financial Advisors
(212) 461-2292
44 Wall Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY
Expertises
Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Advising Medical Professionals, Tax Planning, Real Estate Investments, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

James Kearney
Quadrant Capital Management, LLC
(973) 783-8032
7 North Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CTFA

Katharina Gschwend
Creative Financial & Divorce Planning, LLC
(908) 665-0022
112 Sherwood Drive
New Providence, NJ
Expertises
Middle Income Client Needs, Divorce Planning, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CDFA, CFP®, PhD

Eve Kaplan
Kaplan Financial Advisors, LLC
(908) 898-0549
52 Plymouth Drive
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Planning Issues for Business Owners, High Net Worth Client Needs, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MA

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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