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Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

Cybersecurity has never been more important for individuals, families, businesses, organizations and governments. As information technology (IT) grows, threats to networks and the costs to defend these networks have increased. Cyber threats range from the work of spiteful single hackers to coordinated security and economic espionage from foreign nations. PricewaterhouseCoopers estimated that $60 billion was [...]

By | 2017-06-02T17:58:54+00:00 April 8th, 2015|Financial Planning|

Elements of Financial Planning: Part 1

A customized, well- designed financial plan is discussed at the inception of most relationships at Callan Capital.  A financial plan encompasses all areas important to a significant estate including investment management, debt management, tax minimization, trust and estate planning, risk mitigation, philanthropic planning, education and financial independence.  The primary role of the financial plan is [...]

By | 2017-06-02T17:58:54+00:00 February 27th, 2015|Financial Planning|

10b5-1 Planning for Corporate Executives

Along with running a successful company and answering to shareholders, corporate executives of public companies have something else to worry about – their significant equity positions in their own companies. Used properly, a 10b5-1 plan is a tool that can help executives strategically plan and execute concentrated equity position sales. Rule 10b5-1 was established by [...]

By | 2017-06-02T17:58:54+00:00 January 13th, 2015|Financial Planning|

Year End Planning: Part 3, Tax Bracket Arbitrage

IRAs and other tax-advantaged accounts are generally considered great vehicles for saving money before and during the early years of retirement. Until you’re 59½, you’re penalized (with few exceptions) for withdrawing money [1] and at age 70½the IRS requires distributions to start over your remaining life expectancy[2]. Additionally, not withdrawing funds is often [...]

By | 2017-06-02T17:58:54+00:00 December 16th, 2014|Financial Planning|

Year End Planning: Part 2, Asset Location Basics

Most people have been told “asset allocation” – the mix of different asset classes, such as stocks, bonds, and cash – is one of the most important tenets of portfolio management. In our opinion, this is true. But many people are not as familiar with the concept of “asset location” – where these different types [...]

By | 2017-06-02T17:58:54+00:00 November 25th, 2014|Financial Planning|

Year End Planning: Part 1, Tax Tips

Taxes may be one of the largest expenses an individual or family faces throughout the year. But with some planning, you can potentially owe less to the IRS and increase your overall financial health. As always, please consult a tax advisor for more information. 1. Consider annual gifting for estates exceeding or expected to exceed [...]

By | 2017-06-02T17:58:54+00:00 November 18th, 2014|Financial Planning|