October 20, 2020, GEM 24 — This year end is a little different than usual. Not only has 2020 been a year of uncertainty due to the global pandemic, which continues to linger, but we are now facing a presidential election as well. Depending on the outcome, you may need to make a few modifications to your estate and tax planning strategies. Director of Wealth Strategies Lisa Ligas provides some key strategies to help you optimize your plan for today and for the year ahead.
September 15, 2020, GEM 20—These days, with so much uncertainty due to the pandemic, it may help to focus on something you can control, like your estate plan. When most people hear “estate plan,” they think of their will. They don’t necessarily think about life insurance within the context of their overall estate plan. Learn the top five ways life insurance can play a role in estate planning, and maybe bring a bit more stability into an uncertain environment.
Stress testing is more important than ever as we enter another season of uncertainty.By stress testing your current portfolio you can see how it would likely have fared under different market shocks or stress scenarios and you can determine whether asset allocation shifts or goal adjustments need to be made.Stress testing balance sheets is equally important and can reveal liquidity gaps and cash flow continuity risks should a significant unexpected event take place.