Is your current financial plan costing you money?
THE top five financial planning mistakes wealthy people make:
Paying too much for insurance, not having an umbrella policy and having too little disability coverage
Not updating critical issues in your estate plan; i.e. Powers of Attorney and beneficiary designations
Overlooking important tax planning: Reducing capital gains, using retirement plans to reduce taxable income and gifts to children
Failing to take advantage of double tax savings for charitable giving (Don’t give cash!)
Costing yourself a fortune in social security by claiming benefits before you understand how they work
DBR & Co. Financial Advisors are CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS™ (CFP®). We’ll be happy to show you more details and share additional ideas on how to stay on course to meet your long-term needs.
The CFP® certification is a financial planning credential awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (the “CFP Board”) to individuals who meet its education, examination, experience and ethics requirements. Eligible candidates are generally required to have three years of financial planning related experience and possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university. Certificants are further required to complete a CFP Board-Registered Education Program (or possess a qualifying professional credential), clear a personal and professional background check, and pass the CFP® Certification Examination, a ten-hour multiple choice exam divided into three separate sessions. In order to maintain the certification, CFP® designees must also complete at least 30 hours of continuing education every two years on an ongoing basis.
Registration as an investment advisor does not imply a certain level of skill or training.
The AIF Designation certifies that the recipient has specialized knowledge of fiduciary standards of care and their application to the investment management process. To receive the AIF Designation, the individual must meet prerequisite criteria based on a combination of education, relevant industry experience, and/or ongoing professional development, complete a training program, successfully pass a comprehensive, closed-book final examination under the supervision of a proctor and agree to abide by the Code of Ethics and Conduct Standards. In order to maintain the AIF Designation, the individual must annually attest to the Code of Ethics and Conduct Standards, and accrue and report a minimum of six hours of continuing education. The Designation is administered by the Center for Fiduciary Studies, the standards-setting body of fi360.
The CFA® charter is a credential awarded by the CFA Institute to individuals who meet its education, examination, sponsorship, experience and ethics requirements. To earn a CFA® charter, eligible candidates must have four years of qualified investment work experience, become a member of the CFA Institute, adhere to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct on an ongoing basis, and complete the CFA® program, which requires the passage of three separate six-hour examinations. Topics tested by the CFA Institute include ethical standards, quantitative methods, economics, financial reporting, corporate finance, equities, fixed income, derivatives, alternative investments, and portfolio management.