Category Archives: Financial Planning

Arnerich Massena’s Senior Wealth Strategist Glen Goland, JD, CFP Speaking at Legacy Health’s Planning Giving Seminar

Legacy Health will be hosting an estate planning seminar on inheritance, presented by Legacy Health’s Office of Philanthropy, and Arnerich Massena’s senior wealth strategist Glen Goland, JD, CFP, is the featured speaker. The seminar will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Lorenzen Conference Center at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center (2801 N Gantenbein Avenue, Portland, Oregon). Mr. Goland will discuss topics such as including how to ensure assets stay with your family, what to do now to prepare for a future inheritance, and everything you should know about being the executor of an estate. Read more »

Arnerich Massena Announces New Service Offering: Philanthropic Services

Arnerich Massena is excited to announce the addition of philanthropic advising to our service model. Philanthropy is a fundamental component of the company’s corporate philosophy and vision, and the firm shares this passion with clients by providing guidance tailored to help them build and implement a unique philanthropic strategy. Read more »

Paul Allen’s Passing Reminds us of Key Estate Planning Preparations

The recent passing of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has brought the sporting public’s interest back to the realm of estate planning. The Seattle icon’s assets are estimated to be worth in excess of $26 billion, and they include the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers. There is some intrigue as to the succession plan for each franchise, and fans will watch closely as assets pass through a variety of legal hoops over the next few years (pardon the pun). Read more »

Why Charitable Trusts are a Great Idea

It is such a pleasure to work with extraordinary individuals doing amazing work. The Arnerich Massena financial planning team is lucky to interact daily with men and women who are helping to find cures for cancer, solve the world’s water needs, improve the lives of society’s most vulnerable, and make the world better in a thousand small ways by giving. Our financial planning team is honored to have been part of so many 2018 conversations that involved philanthropy, and much of it through the use of charitable trusts. Read more »

2018 Tax Planning

With the holiday season fast approaching and 2018 coming to a close, it may be time to review your tax picture and make any necessary changes before year end. 2018 is the first tax year reflecting laws enacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of December 2017, so taxpayers may want to consult their accountants to review their tax plan and make necessary changes before 2019. Before reaching out to your accountant, there are three steps you can take to start getting your tax picture in order: Read more »

How much is $10 million? Providing perspective for your children

A client* recently asked me for advice on how to frame the size of a potential inheritance for an upcoming conversation with her son. Her son, who is in his mid-twenties, will be inheriting $10 million. My client sought a frame of reference to help him grasp how much money he’d be receiving and asked me how I’d put it in perspective. I was reminded of a calculation I saw back in 1996, shortly after I graduated from college, which gave me a perspective on wealth that I never forgot, so I’ve updated things by a few decades. Here goes: Read more »

Rolling Your Retirement Plan into an IRA

A ten-year bull market in U.S. equities, low unemployment, and an increase in the savings rate have led to dramatic increases in 401(k) balances for many American families. There are a number of reasons why a retiree would roll their savings out of his or her company’s retirement plan (most of our clients do so in order to access an expanded universe of investment options). However, there are some planning factors that ought to be considered beforehand: Read more »