At Essential Planning, LLC we believe that as markets, investments, tax laws, estate laws and life itself grow more complex – and as our clients are increasingly inundated with data and facts instead of wisdom – what they need most is twofold:
First, a comprehensive financial and estate plan.
Second, a competent and caring team of empathetic professionals to serve as the steward and advisor of that plan to keep everybody and everything moving in the right direction.
At Essential Planning, LLC you have found such a steward.
“Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which best pays the treasury. There is not even a patriotic duty to increase one’s taxes.”
~ The Honorable Learned Hand - Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals
Tax Deductions You Won't Believe
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
When Do You Need a Will?
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
Red Flags for Tax Auditors
Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.
Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.
Five phases to changing unhealthy behaviors.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Tips on insuring your teen driver.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
Here’s a crash course on saving for college.
The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.