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
The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
A Decision Not Made Is Still a Decision
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable
Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.
Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
Not only can D&O insurance provide financial protection, but it can help improve an organization’s decision-making.
Five creative (and inexpensive) ideas for motivating your employees.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.