Is maxing out your 401(k) the right move? Explore the basics and weigh your goals, plans, and lifestyle for smarter financial decisions
Financial wellness should be a part of your daily life. Money is a tool. The goal is to understand the choices available and make the right ones for you.
To get maximum flexibility in retirement we need to avoid retirement risks. Read for clues on how to mitigate longevity, taxes, and inflation risks.
Achieving lasting wealth by understanding your goals, the trade-offs, and financial planning to protect and grow your wealth for generations to come.
Women across generations are taking charge of their financial journeys and redefining success on their terms. Take control of your financial future!
The Sandwich Generation faces tough decisions on retirement, college savings, caring for aging parents, and self protection. The key to success is balance.
Learn how to set your business strategy. Get tips on setting realistic goals and creating a sound financial stragegy to help your business succeed.
The Callan Table of Investment Returns for 2022 can't predict future returns but understanding the past can help us learn some key lessons
Investors may be feeling wary after a volatile year. Will we see a recovery in asset prices in 2023? Or will we be mired in a recession?
The nuts and bolts of managing your portfolio were less important in an ever increasing stock market. Tuning up your portfolio can help you ride out volatility.
As a financial planning professional, I would like to share with you how our family tackles our goals each year.
Getting laid off from a job upends almost every aspect of your world. The goal is to turn a loss into a successful transition to the next stage of your career.
Is it really a rally? Read about Mary Anne Bartels interpretation of Jerome Powell’s comments last week and the risks of a choppy trading market in December
A large amount of money is a happy event but can provoke uncomfortable feelings. These sensible steps can put you in a better position to make good decisions.
Learn how to take advantage of the silver lining of inflation by maximizing tax-advantaged savings, and undertaking proactive tax-planning strategies.
Trusts and good estate planning can ensure your privacy is maintained, your estate is protected, and your wishes are carried out to your specifications.
Personal umbrella insurance is designed to add extra liability coverage. Explore when you need one, how much coverage you need and how much it costs.
Credo Corner October 2022 - The way to navigate a bear market is to be patient – they don’t last forever!
Jim Lee's interview about his experience as an investor
By building the right list of colleges for your child and maximizing financial strategies you can find a way to keep family finances on track and debt low.
There are situations where you can withdraw funds before the minimum age without paying the penalty, such us disability, first home, college, or new baby.
Being strategic about handling asset value declines is also a tax strategy. Tax-loss harvesting can help you offset capital gain taxes from portfolio changes.
There's a moment in adulthood when you realize you need to care for your parents. Here's a short primer to help you get started and think through the issues.
Tax implications of working in a different state than your company's headquarters.
August Credo's CIO Corner addresses the current market environment and important things to do now
Courtney Jones interviews her leading portfolio managers in Winthrop Capital Management, Gregory Hahn, and Adam Coons.
Advice on how to navigate bear markets and how to stay in control when economists predict recession.
Take stock of your financial picture and make updates where necessary. Below are a few things you should consider to keep your plan in shape.
July CIO Corner commentary on how markets revealed the S&P 500's worst first half in more than 50 years and how there's opportunity for investors ahead.
May Chart Book shows last month's economic reporting against the Federal Reserve’s withdrawal of pandemic stimulus measures and Russian's invasion of Ukraine.
Employees or company founders with equity compensation can ask for the 83(b) election to reduce taxes on stock grants before they vest. Can this benefit you?
Our latest piece, June CIO Corner, addresses the volatility in May amid inflation and recession fears and opportunities for investors in June.
Gen-Xers are in peak earning years and prioritize creating a financial plan that reflects their values for investing, donating, and building a meaningful life.
High earners with unpredictable and complex compensation need a financial plan to simplify their wealth and life, to diversify investments and to manage taxes.
Our latest piece, May CIO Corner, addresses the challenging and volatile start of the year and highlights opportunities for investors in May.
Comprehensive estate plans for business owners often include a will, health directive, trusts, business succession document, buy-sell agreement, and insurance.
Creating a continuity plan to outline transition planning when a partner dies, becomes disabled, or leaves the company
Financial Commentary from Jeff Kilburg, our Chief Investment Officer - April 2022
Strategies to maximize social security benefits: claiming benefits early, late, or at full retirement age, taking advantage of spousal benefits & managing taxes
Most of us in a relationship want to share our finances with our spouse or partner in a way that we both feel protected but can also move ahead together. How ca
Financial Commentary from Jeff Killburg, our Chief Investment Officer - March 2022
Credo January 2020 Chart Book, with CIO Jeff Kilburn’s break down and comments on the current state of the market.
What to take into account when planning for college: how to reduce costs, when to use student loans, and deciding whether to save or invest.
Our planning guide with the latest information on tax brackets, retirement plan contribution limits, social security, gift, estate tax, and more.
Cash flow planning as the foundation of your financial plan, needs to be specific to the stage you are in, to help create a road map to achieve your goals.
If you’re an entrepreneur or thinking about starting that small business, what are the trade-offs, and how can you prepare?
Money resolutions may keep your finances in good shape throughout the year. Great time to think of budget, estate planning, taxes, debt, and risk management.
How to manage your money in uncertain times to increase your chance of being a successful investor.
Just like the estate plan for your Traditional Assets, the goal with Digital Assets is to protect your loved ones, and smooth the transition.
The Account Type Matters. Asset location is a retirement strategy that prioritizes investing in a combination of tax-free, tax-deferred, and taxable accounts.
Disability insurance can help replace income while you recover from an illness or injury that will prevent you from working
For couples where only one spouse earns income to fund an IRA, the Spousal IRA provides the non working spouse with a tax advantaged way to save for retirement.
A review of your year-end strategic planning, including Tax Advantaged Savings Optimization, Tax Loss Harvesting and Charitable Giving.
We’ve identified a few ways to manage stress, keep your budget in line, and experience the joy of giving in a tax-advantageous way.
ESPPs and what to consider before adding your company stock to your investment plan.
How stock options work and what to consider when deciding to exercise your Incentive Stock Options (ISOs) and Non-Qualified Stock Options (NQSOs)
Non Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans (NQDCs) can offer you the opportunity to save well above the limits on a 401(k) plan.
Strategic, proactive tax planning can save thousands of dollars throughout an investor’s retirement. Learn how.
Millennials and the positive trends that can help narrow the wealth gap with previous generations.
A new proposal before Congress plans to eliminate Backdoor and Mega Backdoor Roth Conversions
Backdoor Roth IRAs are a powerful tool that can provide tax advantages when used correctly.
Preparing for retirement: tactical moves that can lower your taxes.
Using charitable trusts to maintain investment income for yourself or your loved ones while benefiting the charity of your choice.
Relying solely on your business as your source of wealth can expose you to a lot more volatility than you think.
Converting your traditional retirement accounts to a Roth IRA can increase your long term returns. But the how and when to pay for it matters.
Teaching your kids sound financial knowledge can help them make smart financial decisions now, and in the future.
Most high- net-worth investors use trusts to pass down wealth to family, kids, and grandkids. We help you understand trust types and their benefits.
Over the years we have found that these are the most 10 common mistakes employees make with their company stock
Why top executives update their own planning in times of uncertainty
Getting laid off stings. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, you’re likely to face a long list of decisions.
We are excited to celebrate our First Anniversary at Credo Wealth Management, LLC.
We’ve worked with many of the largest corporations in the Bay Area. We know the ins and outs of their programs and we’re happy to give you an objective opinion.