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Estate Planning Guide

One of the most important things you can do for them is to ensure that when you pass away, your estate is protected.


Estate Planning Article

Financial Checklist After the Death of a Spouse

A lot can get put on the surviving spouse's plate when their spouse dies. We're hoping that our death of a spouse checklist can help.

Estate Planning Article

6 Habits of Self-Made Millionaires and Their Expectations

Were you a big fan of the game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, with the late Regis Philbin? Of course, everyone wants to be a millionaire, but unless you were a rare winner of the popular game show, becoming a millionaire isn’t as easy as answering 15 trivia questions. Let’s review some habits of self-made millionaires and how their expectations compare to aspiring millionaires.

Estate Planning Article

What Is a Living Trust and Do I Need One?

How could a living trust be utilized as a key part of your personal estate planning strategy? That’s something that’s important to think about as you’re figuring out how to manage your assets—both while you’re living and after you die. We’re going to review the components of a living trust to help determine if you need one as a part of your estate plan. 

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Estate Planning Podcast

A Successor Trustee Checklist with Matt Kasper, CFP®, AIF®

Episode 108 | Matt Kasper, CFP®, AIF® | Modern Wealth Management Executive Advisor
Estate planning can be a complicated issue. It can run smoothly or there can be a lot of pitfalls that you don't foresee. As Matt Kasper, CFP®, AIF® makes his third appearance on The Guided Retirement Show, he and Dean Barber will go over some key items for successor trustees while discussing the importance of having a solid estate plan and being transparent about your wishes with the next generation.

Estate Planning Podcast

Family Financial Planning with Matt Kasper

Episode 81 | Matt Kasper | Modern Wealth Management CFP® Professional
Leaving a legacy is very important to a lot of people. Dean Barber and Matt Kasper discuss how to go about family financial planning.




Rules on Gifting Money to Family

How do wealth transfer and gifting affect your taxes? What are some strategies that you can use to transfer wealth to the next generation as tax efficiently as possible? Director of Tax Corey Hulstein answers those questions and review rules on gifting money to family on the Modern Wealth Management Educational Series.


What Is Tax Diversification?

Tax Diversification may not sound like a very exciting topic, but if done correctly over your lifetime, you can pay substantially less in taxes. Our Director of Tax, Corey Hulstein, joins Dean Barber on the Barber Educational Series to explain what tax diversification is and why it’s so important to achieve a successful retirement.


Dr. Alan Molk Presents “Saving Lives, Saving Dignity”

In this webinar, Dr. Alan Molk tells the story of why he wrote his book, Saving Lives, Saving Dignity. He presents his background as an emergency room physician of 40 years, and why he believes having advanced health care directives is imperative for you and your family.