Special Retirement Edition
Greg Valliere, Chief Political Strategist for the Potomac Research Group, was the featured speaker at October 15th’s Bedel Financial Forum. Speaking on a wide range of topics, including the recent government shutdown, the debt ceiling and the upcoming elections, Greg provided insight into the inner workings of Washington and how those day-to-day activities affect us as investors.
This student-led project provides transformed pianos throughout Indianapolis for anyone to play!
This Junior Achievement of Central Indiana video was created to highlight the career and achievements of Elaine Bedel for her induction into their Business Hall of Fame in February of 2013.
What You Need to Know to Save For College
and Save On College
The cost of attending college continues to rise and there is little we can do to alter this trend. If you are planning to assist with education costs for your children, you'll not only have to start saving earlier but you'll have to save smarter as well. “Education Funding” covers the pros and cons of the most popular savings vehicles. It also provides information on funding sources and gives you some financial strategies that can help your education funds go further.
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!