What is the State of your Estate Plan?

What is it about spring that always motivates us to get organized around the house? Getting your financial household in order is equally as important. It is a good time to create or update your estate plan. That includes such essentials as a will or trust, a living will, durable powers of attorney, a letter of intent and beneficiary forms. We know it is easy to put it off. It may not seem like an urgent need, but you never…
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Estate Planning Workshop – Virtual

Join us for this virtual estate planning workshop where Matthew M. Jensen, Estate Planning Attorney, will outline and discuss 10 common estate planning misconceptions, and how these misconceptions can impact you personally. *Raymond James is not affiliated with Matthew M. Jensen

Asset Protection in Estate Planning

You’re beginning to accumulate substantial wealth, but you worry about protecting it from future potential creditors. Whether your concern is for your personal assets or your business, various tools exist to keep your property safe from tax collectors, accident victims, health-care providers, credit card issuers, business creditors, and creditors of others. To insulate your property from such claims, you’ll have to evaluate each tool in terms of your own situation. You may decide that insurance and a Declaration of Homestead…
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How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?

Your life insurance needs change as your life changes. When you are young, you may not have a need for life insurance. However, as you take on more responsibility and your family grows, your life insurance needs increase. Your needs may then decrease after your children are grown. You should periodically review your needs to ensure that your life insurance coverage adequately reflects your life situation. Estimating your life insurance need There are a couple of simple methods that you…
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The Prosperwell Process

At Prosperwell, you matter to us. We believe everyone can experience financial happiness. And we want to help you get there while delivering a complete “WOW” experience. We start by discovering your passion and from that create your personalized analysis. During our complimentary initial consultation we discuss your dreams, goals, and desires. We then develop a personalized strategy and plan and put it in action. As part of our Prosperwell family you have continuous support from all members of our…
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Five Tips to Follow When Applying for a Mortgage

The housing market during the coronavirus pandemic has certainly been notable. Historically low interest rates resulted in record homebuying, even as housing prices escalated.1 Fortunately, the mortgage industry has been able to keep up with the pace of the real estate market by utilizing already existing technology. Homebuyers can search for lenders, compare interest rates, and apply for mortgages online. In addition, mortgage lenders are able to do alternative appraisals, perform safe home inspections, and conduct closings electronically. Even though…
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Changing Your State of Domicile

Whether relocating from a high-income tax state to a low-income tax state or moving to another state with increased asset protection, property owners, especially those of high net-worth, should consider certain factors for establishing domicile. Many residents of Minnesota love to move to Florida. They love the warm weather during the long winter, the ocean, the beaches and also the tax advantages. Minnesota is a high-income tax state. One of the highest. Florida as no state income taxes. Changing your…
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Seeking Sun or Savings? Explore a Retirement Move

Many people intend to retire in the place they call home, where they have established families and friendships. But for others, the endof a career brings the freedom to choose a new lifestyle in a different part of the country — or the opportunity to preserve more wealth and protect it from taxes. This big life decision is not all about money or the weather. Quality-of-life issues matter, too, such as proximity to family members and/or a convenient airport, access…
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Divorce Workshop – Virtual

Are you considering divorce, or in the midst of a divorce? As you contemplate your next steps and possibly plan your next chapter, it is important to have the tools needed to evaluate the impact divorce can have on your personal and financial life. This workshop will be run by Wealth Advisor, Nicole N. Middendorf, CDFA and Attorney, Samantha J. Graf and will touch on the legal, emotional and financial aspects of divorce. We will cover topics including how to…
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ProsperWine and Women

Social distancing is hard, especially when our business thrives on networking and meeting others. Grab a glass of wine and join us for this LIVE virtual networking session to meet other amazing women! Registration is required.