Elaine Bedel answers financial questions for caregivers regarding planning and long term care insurance. Listen Now
Schwab IMPACT is national, invitation-only professional conference attended by independent advisors to learn about key issues in the financial and investment industry as well as to discuss best-practices to better serve their clients. In 2014, Elaine had the honor of introducing the event at the opening ceremony.
On October 7th, we welcomed Dr. Mary Austrom, the Wesley P. Martin Professor of Alzheimer Disease Education for the IU School of Medicine, and Jack Broyles as the featured speakers of our Bedel Financial Forum, focused on understanding and preparing for the financial and emotional impact of Alzheimer’s Disease. Speaking on both the clinical aspects of the disease, as well as the more personal aspects of having a loved one that has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, both speakers provided insight into the impact of the disease on the patient, as well as on his or her family or caregivers, both emotionally and financially.
While establishing an appropriate investment strategy with new clients, we take the time to consider every option, while ensuring the chosen plan does not have any negative unforeseen surprises. For example, if a client has several long-held stocks in their portfolio with very low cost basis, our first concern is the possible high tax consequence should they want to sell these holdings. By taking the time to think “outside the box”, we may be able to accomplish another goal of the clients, such as gifting to family and charitable causes close the client. By choosing to gift the zero-basis appreciated stock instead of cash to children or charities, the client is able to avoid having to pay long-term capital gains tax and the children and/or charity can benefit from this generosity, a win-win all around!