Hello and Welcome to our August 2018 Financial Planning and Capital Market Update!
If you are too busy to read, feel free to listen as we describe our post and thoughts in friendly podcast format as well as Video too!
Newbies – we like to articulate our thoughts and review on a Monthly basis our Financial Planning Tips, Capital Markets and current events!
Break In – We finally upgraded our Laptop, which means a new recording system of Audio and Video — five year old laptop technology was long in the tooth – Hope you Enjoy!
Financial Planning Tip (s) –
The PLUP – Personal Liability Umbrella Policy
In our post here, a shortened version of an article in the coming Newsletter, we review the PLUP or Personal Liability Umbrella Policy- You likely need one!
In a world of sometimes seemingly ever higher costs, the PLUP is very affordable. Experiences have shown annually, cost of usually between $200 – $500 for $1 Million – $2 Million in coverage.
Insures your base Coverage are correct
Another neat and settling feature of the PLUP is that it mandates that your standard or base coverage are correct.
What you are protecting Coverage
The most obvious assets at risk are after tax dollars such as checking, savings and investments including Revocable Trusts.
Estate Planning Part 1 – Wills and the Basics
In a reappearance due to constant usage, we also brought back our Estate Planning Series here, Part 1.
- Power of Attorney
- Healthcare Power of Attorney
- HIPPA – Release of health information
- DNR- Cease and Decease – Do not Resuscitate
Estate Planning Part 2 – Trusts
In Part 2, a second repeat article, here, we discuss Trusts of all sorts and their usage.
- Revocable Trust
- Testamentary Trust
- Irrevocable Trust
- QTIP- Qualified Terminal Interest Trust
- Credit Shelter A/B Trust
- Generation Skipping Trust
- Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust
Capital Market Comments
Small Business Optimism Hits All Time High –
With earnings booming it is not surprising to see Small Business Optimism reaching all time highs — It is always nice to recall that while there are fast moving machines, making trades in nanoseconds and huge amount of data is being deciphered electronically to get and edge – BUT and it is a big BUT – There is ultimately a human behind the machine!
She/he is pretty happy!
Have a Great Day – Talk to you at the end of September!
John A. Kvale CFA, CFP
Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth