Chief Wealth Strategist Alvina Lo shares her insights in a conversation with the Trusted Counsel on the intricacies of selling a business. She shares how many entrepreneurs and business leaders tend to put off thinking about selling their businesses, and what will happen to their assets without them, until it’s too late. The results of not planning are often felt by families as well as business partners.
The role of renewables continues to grow in the new decade.The power sector, especially renewables, continues to dominate North American infrastructure.Additional research into environmental impact has put a temporary halt on many offshore wind projects.Corporates are directly entering into power purchase agreements (PPAs) with renewable energy providers because they find that it is cheaper than buying through a utility.
The SECURE Act contains many changes for individuals with retirement plans as well as small businesses with retirement plans.The elimination of the “stretch” provisions for most non-spouse beneficiaries of IRAs and defined contribution plans (like a 401(k)) is perhaps the most significant and publicized change that is brought about by the SECURE Act.The Act provides for a later starting date for required minimum distributions (RMDs) from retirement accounts, up to 72 from 70½.