The SECURE Act’s Impact On Estate and Retirement Planning—Part 1


On January 1, 2020, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) went into effect, and it represents the most significant retirement-planning legislation in decades.

Indeed, the changes ushered in by the SECURE Act have dramatic implications for both your retirement and estate planning strategies—and not all of them are positive. While the law includes a number of taxpayer-friendly measures to boost your ability to save for retirement, it also...

5 Best Tips For Starting Your Own Business 


People start their own businesses for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes it’s a lifelong dream. Sometimes it’s a desire to have more control over one’s time and money. Sometimes it’s just old-fashioned necessity, like if you’ve been laid off from your job and are having trouble finding a new one in your field.


But if you’re highly skilled in an area that isn’t business management, you might get overwhelmed by all of the moving parts, responsibilities, and legalities of owning your own...

Kobe Bryant’s Untimely Death Highlights the Vital Need for Estate Planning at All Ages


As you no doubt already know, on January 26, 2020, basketball legend Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash on a wooded hillside 30 miles north of Los Angeles. Also killed in the tragic accident was his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven other passengers, who were friends and colleagues of Kobe and his family.


The 41-year-old former Los Angeles Laker was flying to Mamba Sports Academy, a youth sports center Kobe founded in Thousand Oaks, where...