Springberg Wealth ManagementFOR OVER 40 YEARS
When Financial Expertise Matters
- Fully understanding your unique financial circumstances
- Working with you to define and understand your objectives and concerns
- Developing a plan which integrates investment risk, tax issues, liquidity needs, insurance strategy and estate planning specifically for you and your family
- Monitoring and discussing your plan on a regular basis
As a client of Springberg Wealth Management, you will have a specialist focused on achieving your goals and objectives. You will receive a high level of personal attention and be given access to comprehensive financial solutions in anticipation of your future.
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Discover Our Financial Services
- Individual Investment and Wealth Management
- Corporate Sponsored Retirement Plans
- Business Planning
- Estate Planning
Individual Investment and Wealth Management
There is a vast array of investment products and concepts available to people. After conducting a consultation to identify our client’s financial status and goals, we research which are best suited for them. They are then presented with a full explanation of our recommendations including how a product works, risks, expected returns, tax consequences, liquidity, and cost.
Once a strategy is implemented, we monitor our client’s progress and set up regular reviews as personal and economic circumstances may have changed.
As independent financial professionals, we are not beholden to any proprietary products and have access to a vast array of companies.
Corporate Sponsored Retirement Plans
It is essential that a consultation with the business owner takes place before deciding on what type of plan to implement. Once the plan is decided on, an employee presentation is given followed by one on one interviews to help each employee determine their appropriate level.
Nearly all retirement plans are considered; 401(k)s, Profit Sharing, Simple IRAs, Defined Benefit, SEPs, and IRAs. We work with the employer to evaluate the investment options that will be offered inside of the plan, as well as tax savings. ease of administration and controlling costs.
Springberg Wealth Management offers financial and insurance guidance for businesses in a number of areas. Our goal is to help business owners identify opportunities and risks associated with being an owner and then implement strategies to address these. Some examples of programs are listed below:
Key Man Plans: Many businesses have employees (sometimes even the owner!) that are essential to its success. It is often in the business’s interest to offer an extra incentive to that “Key” employee, yet because of discrimination laws they are unable to do so with a retirement plan. This is where a Key Man plan comes into play. They can be designed to offer a benefit if an employee works for a certain number of years or to pay a life insurance claim to the employer and/or the employee’s family if they should pass away. This offers the employee the incentive to work for the employer for reasons beyond just salary and gives the employer stability in their business. In addition, if death proceeds are payable to the employer, the monies can be used to stabilize the company while a replacement is sought. Legal advice from an attorney is prudent.
Buy/Sell Agreements: When there is a partnership or more than one owner of a closely held business, there is the concern of what would happen if one of them should pass away. How would the surviving partner(s) come up with the money to buy out the deceased partners spouse or other heir? A buy/sell agreement tries to cover all bases if a partnership or corporation should break up. We focus on early death or disability issues by implementing life and disability insurance solutions. Ownership or partners take out policies on each other so that there is an immediate cash infusion to solve this problem.
Example: Two partners own a business worth 1 million dollars. They each take out a life insurance policy on the other for $500,000. If one should pass away, the $500,000 death benefit is utilized to pay off the deceased partner’s spouse and the surviving partner now owns 100% of the company. Again, typically legal advice is sought to draw up the actual agreement.
We believe that thoughtful consideration should be given to our clients’ assets to facilitate their transfer whether to their spouse, children, other family members or charity of choice. This transfer should be done in a manner that reduces the tax liability as much as possible.
After determining a client’s net assets, we review the estate to determine what methods would most benefit their eventual ease of transfer and sensitivity to tax liability. If the estate is in excess of certain limits ($5,450,000 for 2016*), estate taxes may be owed. Often an attorney is brought into the process to determine if a trust(s) would be beneficial.
Every client is unique and the solutions we propose correspond to this. Typically, the methods outlined below are considered, although there are more sophisticated concepts available when required.
Trust(s)- These can be revocable, irrevocable, charitable or other variations.
Gifting- Estates can be reduced by completed gifts being made during one’s lifetime. These are currently limited to $14,000 per person per year to avoid any tax consequences. Gifts to certain charities are unlimited. Example: A husband and wife could give their child a total of $28,000.
Life Insurance: Life insurance creates an immediate pool of cash for survivors and is typically free from income tax. Further, if put inside of an irrevocable trust, in can be estate tax free.
*Currently the estate tax will apply to estates in excess of $5,450.000. See your tax professional regarding your situation if you believe this may be the case.
Investing involves risk, including the potential loss of principal. No investment strategy can guarantee a profit or protect against loss in periods of declining values. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Please note that individual situations can vary.
Insurance offered through Springberg McAndrew Financial Services which is not affiliated with SagePoint Financial.
This communication is strictly intended for individuals residing in the states of AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, ID, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SD, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY. No offers may be made or accepted from any residents outside of the specific states referenced.
Learn About Brian Springberg, Certified Financial Planner™
Brian Springberg originally moved to Lake Havasu City in 1973 and is currently a Certified Financial Planner and co-owner of Springberg McAndrew Financial Services. After graduating with a degree in Philosophy from the University of Arizona in 1991, Brian worked in the Washington D.C. area for several years before moving back to Lake Havasu in 1993 to pursue his career in financial planning. He has achieved the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table award twelve years in a row, including several years at top of the table, the top 2% of Life Insurance affiliated financial professionals in the world. Brian has been a weekly guest for seven years on Speak Out, a local talk radio program and writes a regular column for Havasu Living Magazine.
Since returning to Lake Havasu Brian has served as President of the Lake Havasu City Jaycees, Chairman of the Partnership for Economic Development, Chairman of Lake Havasu City Convention and Visitors Bureau, Chairman of the Lake Havasu Mainstreet Association, Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, Division Chair for United Way, Chairman of a School District Override effort and President of the Lake Havasu City Rotary Club.
Brian is an avid music fan and enjoys reading, boating, camping and being active with his children’s sports activities.
Brian has 4 grown children.
Investment Advisor Representative*, SagePoint Financial, Inc