Wealth Management Meridian ID

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.

Katherine Stearns
Arc Advisers, LLC
(208) 350-6557
P.O. Box 488
Boise, ID
Expertises
Socially Responsible Investments, Middle Income Client Needs, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, CFP®

Debbra Dillon
Dillon Financial Planning
(208) 336-7503
1159 E Iron Eagle Drive, Ste. 170-C
Eagle, ID
Expertises
Middle Income Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Newlyweds & Novice Investors
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Eric Rabbanian
Rabbanian Financial Planning, Inc.
(208) 495-3249
1818 E Spring Meadow Lane
Boise, ID
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Socially Responsible Investments, Divorce Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, JD, MBA

Allen Gamel, CFP®
(208) 884-5175
1710 S Wells Ave
Meridian, ID
Firm
Edward Jones Investments
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000



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Mr. Gregg S. Saunders, CFP®
(208) 938-3110
13945 W Wainwright Dr.
Boise, ID
Firm
Lpl Financial Corporation

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Michael Ling
Berkeley Inc.
(208) 853-6980
3778 Plantation River Drive, Suite 102
Boise, ID
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Carey McNeal
Buffington Mohr McNeal
(208) 338-5551
802 West Bannock Street, Suite 100
Boise, ID
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, High Net Worth Client Needs, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Advising Medical Professionals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor

Mr. Robert A. Hiestand, CFP®
(208) 888-5508
1394 S Wampum Way
Meridian, ID
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Asset Allocation, Banking, Budget Development, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

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Katherine E. Stearns, CFP®
(208) 350-6557
PO Box 488
Boise, ID
Firm
First Affirmative Financial Network
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Divorce Issues, Education Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, LGBT Individuals and Couples, Life Transitions
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

Average Income: $50,001 - $100,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. William D. Molitor, CFP®
(208) 345-2760
3704 N Mountain View Dr
Boise, ID
Firm
American Independent Securities Group, LLC
Areas of Specialization
General Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

Average Income: $50,001 - $100,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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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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