The death of a partner or major stockholder in a business can have devastating effects on both the business and the deceased partner’s surviving family. The business is concerned with gaining control of the deceased partner’s interest at a fair price so that it can continue operations without interference from the surviving family members.
If given the choice, most people would choose financial freedom over financial servitude. Who doesn’t want to be financially independent, having your money work for you, as opposed to you working for your money?
The current economic environment has caused many to reconsider their personal finances; resulting in lots of people having to drastically change their spending and savings habits. Out of this economic malaise may arise an opportunity to instill the right financial habits in your teens, and they can carry these habits with them into adulthood.
A recent survey shows that advisors are increasing the share of client portfolios allocated to alternatives and are increasing the percentage of clients with exposure to alternatives. This trend is most pronounced at RIAs (like Tradition) – where the advisor has a fiduciary responsibility to act in the best interests of their clients.
As our lives become more intertwined with the Internet it may be only a matter of time before all of our important data is stored in this vast “cloud” of bits and bytes. Most people are well on their way with online banking and bill paying, e-tax filing, email, document storage vaults, Social Security information, and soon we will be making payments using our smart phones.&nbs
Watching the roller coaster ride of the stock market can make many investors queasy. Even though the stock market has, historically, always trended up, investors can’t help but feel uneasy as they watch the values of their portfolios rise and fall with the market.