The Future Isn’t Here Yet, but It’s Closer

We are excited to share page 2 of the NEW Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct from the CFP Board – Effective October 1, 2019. Being a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ holds us to these high standards of Ethics and Conduct. Here at LFA, we have always held ourselves to...

Understanding Solo 401k Plans

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 imposed significant changes to the 2018 tax code especially for self-employed people but one area it did not change is the benefit of Solo 401(k) or individual 401(k) plans. These retirement plans are designed for companies with one...

Only 4 Things You Can Do With Your Money

During my years at Lighthouse Financial Advisors, I’ve learned (and from only the BEST), that there are actually only “4 Things You Can Do With Your Money”: Taxes – not a choice, we MUST pay our taxes! Tax planning is critical throughout the year with our clients....

Children’s Impact Under Tax Reform

Children’s Impact Under Tax Reform With the recent overhaul of the US tax system, it comes as no surprise that many are still trying to decipher how they are impacted by the changes. While media pundits have been quick to highlight the most dramatic changes (i.e....

Valid Until December 31st

As I’m sure you’re well aware, major tax reform is due to pass soon. In preparation for this we’ve been busy diving deep into the new tax code to try and take advantage of any opportunities for taxes savings that we can. Depending on your tax status (i.e. whether or...

All 529s Are Not Created Equal

At Lighthouse Financial Advisors, we strive to educate our clients that the location of their assets is often just as important as the funds they invest in – this rule is no exception when it comes to utilizing 529 plans. While most investment companies have faced an...

“Power of Attorney for College Students”

The time preparing for and the first few weeks of your son or daughter heading offing to college are usually filled with excitement, planning, paperwork, shopping, and adjustments.  One often overlooked important task is asking him or her to sign a durable power of...

Mortgage Dilemma: Should I Pay Down Principal?

How many have found themselves in this situation? You have a mortgage, you’re looking at your savings account, you see a sizeable sum. From working with a fiduciary financial advisor you already have an emergency fund comprised of high-yield savings accounts, bonds...