Regal Financial Group
Craig Coughlin a financial professional at Regal Investment Advisors LLC, a $278M dollar RIA based in Kentwood, MI. Craig is also registered with American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc.. Craig has held an industry securities registration for 17 years and is subject to SEC and FINRA oversight.
You will find here some key numbers associated with estate planning, as well as the federal estate tax rate schedules for 2011 and 2012, and the tentative schedule for 2013.
You may be familiar with the rules for putting money into a 401(k) plan. But are you familiar with the rules for taking your money out? Federal law limits the withdrawal options that a 401(k) plan can offer. But a 401(k) plan may offer fewer withdrawal options than the law allows, and may even provide that you can't take any money out at all until you leave employment. However, many 401(k) plans are more flexible.
Without further legislation in the interim, the provisions of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 are scheduled to sunset, or expire, on January 1, 2013, at which time tax rates and exemption amounts return to their 2001 levels (subject to increases for inflation in some cases).
Understandably, many people put off planning for long-term care. But although it's hard to face the fact that health problems may someday result in a loss of independence, if you begin planning now, you'll have more options open to you in the future.
Losing a loved one can be a difficult experience. Yet, during this time, you must complete a variety of tasks and make important financial decisions. You may need to make final arrangements, notify various businesses and government agencies, settle the individual's estate, and provide for your own financial security. The following checklist may help guide you through the matters that must be attended to upon the death of a family member.
Charitable giving can play an important role in many estate plans. Philanthropy cannot only give you great personal satisfaction, it can also give you a current income tax deduction, let you avoid capital gains tax, and reduce the amount of taxes your estate may owe when you die.
When developing a succession plan for your business, you must make many decisions. Should you sell your business or give it away? Should you structure your plan to go into effect during your lifetime or at your death? Should you transfer your ownership interest to family members, co-owners, employees, or an outside party? The key is to pick the best plan for your circumstances and objectives, and to seek help from financial and legal advisors to carry out this plan.
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have become increasingly popular since they were introduced in the United States in the mid-1990s. Their tax efficiencies and relatively low investing costs have attracted investors who like the idea of combining the diversification of mutual funds with the trading flexibility of stocks. ETFs can fill a unique role in your portfolio, but you need to understand just how they work and the differences among the dizzying variety of ETFs now available.
The term "stretch IRA" has become a popular way to refer to an IRA (either traditional or Roth) with provisions that make it easier to "stretch out" the time that funds can stay in your IRA after your death, even over several generations. It's not a special IRA, and there's nothing dramatic about this "stretch" language. Any IRA can include stretch provisions, but not all do.
Before you put down the tools of your trade and pick up your first Social Security check, there are some factors you'll need to weigh before deciding whether to start collecting benefits early.
Positioning your portfolio
If you've lost your job, or are changing jobs, you may be wondering what to do with your 401(k) plan account. It's important to understand your options.
You've worked hard your whole life anticipating the day you could finally retire. Well, that day has arrived! But with it comes the realization that you'll need to carefully manage your assets so that your retirement savings will last.
There are five estate planning documents you may need, regardless of your age, health, or wealth.
|High Net Worth Individuals||20%|
|Pension and Profit Sharing Plans||10%|
|Corporations or Other Businesses||5%|
|Regal Investment Advisors LLC||2 years, 10 months||Jul 2010 - Present|
|American Portfolios Advisors||3 years, 2 months||Mar 2010 - Present|
|American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc.||3 years, 3 months||Feb 2010 - Present|
|Sagepoint Financial Inc||1 year, 1 month||Jan 2009 - Feb 2010|
|Regal Financial Group, LLC||6 years, 2 months||Mar 2007 - Present|
|Aig Financial Advisors, Inc.||1 year, 10 months||Mar 2007 - Jan 2009|
|Raymond James & Associates, Inc.||2 years, 7 months||Jun 2004 - Jan 2007|
|PFS Investments, Inc||10 years, 2 months||Apr 1994 - Jun 2004|
|Primerica Financial Services||10 years, 3 months||Mar 1994 - Jun 2004|
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|As of Date||
|Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination||Series 65||07/29/2004|
|General Securities Representative Examination||Series 7||07/23/2004|
|Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination||Series 63||06/02/1994|
|Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative Examination||Series 6||06/02/1994|