Wealth Management Indianapolis IN

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.

Brent Perry
Piedmont Financial Advisors, LLC
(317) 287-0575
320 N. Meridian St., Suite 614
Indianapolis, IN
Expertises
Middle Income Client Needs, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Newlyweds & Novice Investors, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Philip Fox
Ronald Blue & Co., LLC
(317) 582-0700
9229 Delegates Row, Suite 450
Indianapolis, IN
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, High Net Worth Client Needs, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Financial Issues Between Generations, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CPA/PFS

John Miley
Ronald Blue & Co., LLC
(317) 582-0700
9229 Delegates Row, Suite 450
Indianapolis, IN
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CPA, PFS, MTX

Susan Steel
Deerfield Financial Advisors, Inc.
(317) 469-2455
8440 Woodfield Crossing Boulevard, Suite 360
Indianapolis, IN
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Financial Issues Between Generations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Ryan Thomas
Column Capital Advisors, LLC
(317) 663-6508
8888 Keystone Crossing, Suite 1675
Indianapolis, IN
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, High Net Worth Client Needs, Tax Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA

Elaine Bedel
Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc.
(317) 843-1358
3815 River Crossing Pkwy. Ste 120
Indianapolis, IN
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®, MBA

John Trott
Valeo Financial Advisors, LLC
(317) 218-6000
9450 N. Meridian Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN
Expertises
Advising Medical Professionals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, High Net Worth Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Alternative or Private Investments
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Richard Bellmer
Deerfield Financial Advisors, Inc.
(317) 469-2455
8440 Woodfield Crossing Boulevard, Suite 360
Indianapolis, IN
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®, CLU

William Howell
Howell Financial Advisors, Inc.
(317) 877-8000
3815 River Crossing Parkway
Indianapolis, IN
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, High Net Worth Client Needs, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, CPA

Brad Cougill
Deerfield Financial Advisors, Inc.
(317) 469-2455
8440 Woodfield Crossing Boulevard, Suite 360
Indianapolis, IN
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
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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