Disabled Advisory Services

Wealth in the form of an injury settlement requires a unique and comprehensive management approach.  Compassion, education, understanding family dynamics and building a team around you who will serve for years to come are hallmarks of our Disabled Advisory Services.  We have established key strategic relationships with other service providers to facilitate any projects or initiatives you require to navigate the new complexities of your life.

Who Do You Rely On?

Recently I was completing a registration form to subscribe to an industry publication and a commonly asked question on the application struck me in a very peculiar way. It simply asked “Which best describes your primary business activity?”  I have seen this hundreds of times, yet this time it caused me to reflect differently. The first thought in my mind was the overwhelming array of service providers that are defined within our industry category (financial services) offering guidance and assistance to families of affluence, and secondly, how horrible it must be for the affluent to navigate our industry to make the right advisor decisions for their unique situation.READ MORE

Tax Implications after DOMA

On June 26, 2013, the US Supreme Court ruled Section 3 of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional as it violates the equal protection clause of the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution as applied to persons of the same sex who reside in states that recognize same-sex marriages.

This decision entitles same-sex married couples many federal tax related benefits.  These benefits will have an impact on their income tax filing status, estate and gift tax planning, employee benefits, and ability to inherit social security benefits, among others.READ MORE

2Q 2013 Market Commentary

“For the loser now will be later to win

For the times they are a-changin’”

– Bob Dylan

With a modest improvement in unemployment, a nascent housing recovery and continued accommodative Federal Reserve, the US markets continued to generate positive returns, albeit with considerable volatility in the second half of the quarter.  In the prior quarter’s Market Commentary in the Guardian, Randall Buck suggested that a short term pullback in the US market would not be surprising.  That forecast was prescient indeed, from late May to late June, the S&P 500® had a peak to trough correction of 7.5% then posted positive returns in the final days of the quarter. READ MORE

Who’s fastest growing among Eastside private companies?

Coldstream makes the list again!

Puget Sound Business Journal named its 2013 Eastside Fastest-Growing Private Companies.

Each of the 50 companies – located from Lake Washington east to the Cascade Mountains and from Bothell south to Renton – recorded growth in the double digits for the two-year period between 2010 and 2012.

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2013/06/2013-eastside-fastest-growing-private.html

 

 

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