Wealth Management Fort Lauderdale FL

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.

Benjamin Tobias
Tobias Financial Advisors
(954) 424-1660
1000 S. Pine Island Road, #250
Plantation, FL
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Advising Medical Professionals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CIMA, CPA/PFS

Elizabeth Barrett
Sterling Wealth Advisors
(954) 771-1313
8201 Peters Road, Suite 1000
Plantation, FL
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning, High Net Worth Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, CFP®, MA

Joel Bruckenstein
Global Financial Advisors, Inc.
(954) 885-1900
PO Box 277930
Miramar, FL
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CFS, CMFC

Christopher Cannon
FirsTrust, LLC
(561) 477-3232
2385 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA

Elayne Pisarik
FirsTrust, LLC
(561) 477-3232
2385 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, ChFc, CLU

Barry Katz
Caratel Financial Services, Inc.
(954) 916-2622
8201 Peters Road, Ste 1000
Plantation, FL
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Real Estate Investments, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, MBA

Charles Dolci
CWD Consulting, Inc.
(954) 581-8785
861 SW 58th Avenue
Plantation, FL
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BBA, CMFC, CPA/PFS

John Carrig
Gold Coast Financial Planning
(561) 750-6759
555 S. Federal Highway, Suite 210
Boca Raton, FL
Expertises
Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®

Daniel Brownsberger
FirsTrust, LLC
(561) 477-3232
2385 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Financial Issues Between Generations, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CIMA

Michael Koenig
FirsTrust, LLC
(561) 477-3232
2385 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Financial Issues Between Generations
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....

Click here to read the rest of this article at Zacks.com