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Secure Act 2.0: Transforming the Landscape of Financial Planning

Introduction There have been several legislative changes this year that have provided changes that will affect the finances of clients. The Secure Act 2.0, a proposed expansion of the original Secure Act, promises significant shifts in retirement planning, tax strategies, and estate management. In this article, we will delve into the key provisions of the […]

Assist Clients to “Give It Twice” with a T-CRUT with Dr. Kathleen M. Rehl , Ph.D., CFP®, CeFT® (01/18/2022)

Dr. Chien interviewed Dr. Kathleen M. Rehl, Ph.D., CFP®, CeFT®, on January 18, 2022, at 2 PM PST on Assist Clients to “Give It Twice” with a T-CRUT. There are several options to help secure your family’s future while living off your retirement. Is it possible to protect future inheritance money while making a gift […]

Year-End Investment Updates with Jeremy D Witbeck, MBA, CFA, CFP® (12/14/2021)

Dr. Chia-Li Chien, CFP, PMP, CPBC interviewed Jeremy D Witbeck, MBA, CFA, CFP® on “Year-End Investment Updates” on Dec. 14, 2021, at 02:00 PM PDT. We are not quite finished with 2021 yet!  What steps could you take for your year-end investment before we cross over to 2022? In this session, we will discuss the following topics: Tax Code […]

Biden Tax Updates with Colleen Carcone J.D., CFP® (12/07/2021)

Colleen Carcone J.D., CFP®, presented “Biden Tax Updates” on Dec. 07, 2021, at 05:00 PM PDT. There are a lot of priorities from the Biden-Harris Administration Immediate Priorities, American Rescue Plan, and the American Jobs Plan, just to name a few. Attorney Carcone will help us to break down what changes are expected in the next few years. Guest: Colleen Carcone […]

2020 Year-End Tax Planning Opportunities

About the speakers: Hratch J Karakachian, CPA, ESQ, is a senior adjunct faculty member at California Lutheran University School of Management.  He has been teaching in the MBA in Financial Planning Program since 2013.  He has taught Principles of Estate Planning, Income Tax and Strategy, Managerial Accounting, and Foundations of Accounting and Finance courses. Hratch […]

Year-End Investment Planning (12/09/20)

Dr. Chien interviewed Jeremy D Witbeck, MBA, CFA, CFP®  on “Year-End Investment Planning” on Dec 9, 2020, at 1:00pm PST. We could all agree that 2020 is an outlier year compared to the historical cycle. The new normal shapes our life going forward.  In this session, we will discuss the following questions: Tax Code Refresher […]

Why Should Business Owners Consider Section 1202

Why Should Business Owners Consider Section 1202  What is Section 1202? The Qualified Small Business Stock (“QSBS”) gains exclusion is known as Internal Revenue Code Section 1202. Section 1202 allows a portion or 100% eligible capital gains from QSBS to be excluded from federal income tax. The exclusion applies only to QSBS held for more […]

A Niche with COIs

September 05, 2019 Ever since Kathryn Courain was 6 years old she has loved horseriding. Growing up in Santa Barbara County, north of Los Angeles, she spent her childhood surrounding herself with horses. From a young age, she was taught the importance of discipline, structure, and initiated a competitive drive within herself.  Courain earned her […]

Planning in a Pandemic: What Your Clients Should Do Now?

Discussion topics will include strategies that enable clients to take advantage of the current depressed asset values and low rates, the value of growth of assets outside of the federal and state (if applicable) estate tax, the benefit of paying taxes on behalf of a grantor trust and implementation considerations when making the gift. Key […]

Federal Income Tax returns & Business Stimulus Package

Join Hratch J Karakachian, CPA, ESQ  and  Chia-Li Chien, Ph.D., CFP®, PMP®  to discuss the recent Stimulus Package. First, we’ll discuss the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced special Federal income tax return filing and payment relief in response to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency. Then Dr. Chien will talk about […]

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