Author: Angela Robinson

Family Business

A Family Business is Still a Business

It doesn’t matter whether you own a Mom-and-Pop shop, a family farm or ranch, a Fortune 500 company or anything in between…When you have a family business, you often need a reality check to keep your business what it it—a business. I obviously work with family members every day. I often catch myself using a…
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February 14, 2023 0
Eggs

Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket…or Should You?

These words of wisdom are just that—words of wisdom. Did you know they can also be words of catastrophe! If we’re talking about money, diversification is very good thing. It doesn’t solve everything, but it certainly hedges a lot of risk. So…these words of wisdom more than often apply. As your wealth and success grow…the…
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February 8, 2023 0
Will

A Will is Not Enough

Have you ever been through the process of probating an estate? If so, you probably have a story or two you could share about it. If you haven’t, you may want to say a prayer that you won’t have to. We have always said that Texas is a friendly place to die. While this is…
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February 1, 2023 0
IRS

87,000 New IRS Agents – 10 Things You Need to Know

#10 The Truth: Part 1…The IRS is set to receive approximately $80 billion in increased funding in an effort to increase tax revenue by $203 billion. The claim by the GOP is that this will usher in an army of 87,000 new IRS agents. The truth is that there is not a set agenda to…
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January 18, 2023 0
RMD

RMDs – A New Year with New Rules

Let’s start with a reminder of what a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) is: A required minimum distribution (RMD) is the amount of money that must be withdrawn from an employer-sponsored retirement plan, traditional IRA, SEP, or SIMPLE individual retirement account (IRA) by owners and qualified retirement plan participants of retirement age.1 The main question here is…
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January 10, 2023 0
Learning

If You Only Knew…

It may sound a bit obvious, but I want to pose a question: How would that statement end if you were speaking to: …your children? …your grandchildren? …your successor? …your apprentice? …your co-workers? My bet is that those words come fairly quickly and easily for many, if not all, of those as you considered on…
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January 3, 2023 0
money-talk

The Must Have Money Talk

…with your adult kids. Should Inheritance Be a Retirement Strategy? That was actually the title of a Forbes article this year. And it’s really not a surprise when you consider just a few statistics: 63% of affluent 18-22 year old’s say that financial stability in retirement will depend on inheritance. 1 in 3 people are…
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December 19, 2022 0
Giving

A Giving Heart & A Skeptical Mind

A Giving Heart + Skeptical Mind = I Don’t Give It seems the more we are blessed with in life, the more we want to give back. But we have found that some people just don’t—not because they are “Scrooges” with a cold heart. If fact, some of them have the biggest hearts imaginable.  Their…
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December 14, 2022 0
Family Care

National Family Caregiver Month

Actually, that was in the month of November. We couldn’t quite squeeze it into the Life Planning 101 podcast schedule, but that doesn’t mean it is any less important. We have a pandemic in this nation and for once, I am not talking about COVID. This Pandemic is the escalating need for long-term healthcare and…
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December 6, 2022 0
Gratitude

Gratitude Isn’t Always Easy

‘Tis the time of year to be thankful, but let’s face it, that isn’t always easy. Our nation – and the entire world actually – has had a pretty rough go of things over the past few years. COVID uprooted and changed our lives almost overnight. Many of us lost loved ones, friends, and neighbors.…
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November 22, 2022 0

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