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Getting Financially Organized — Part Six of Six Points of Financial Planning with Adam Holt (Ep. 33)



Very few people completely understand each of the assets that they hold, their value, and how they fit into their overall financial plan.

How can you and your advisor ensure that you are financially organized?

In this episode, David Pulcini speaks with Adam Holt, founder and CEO of Asset-Map about how his software helps advisors and their clients get financially organized. 

David and Adam discuss: 

  • How the Asset-Map software has simplified organization for your financial assets
  • The benefit of transparency with family members about your financial situation
  • Why you need to ensure that you have a plan for all of your assets, including investment real estate with non-family members
  • How asset maps can help to increase transparency with your financial team
  • How Asset-Map’s software can be used across various industries
  • And more

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About our Guest:

H. Adam Holt, Asset-Map’s Founder and CEO, was a financial planner frustrated by financial planning.

The long, research-packed reports he prepared for client meetings didn’t seem to engage clients or provide clarity. Adam realized that to better serve clients, he needed to help them focus on what matters most—making good financial decisions so they could reach their goals.

From that realization, Asset-Map was born. Created first as a tool used by Adam and his staff, his financial planning business became our software’s first success story as it grew by 300% revenue in three years and reached nearly $1 billion in assets in under a decade.

Today, Asset-Map is used by thousands of financial advisors across multiple currencies and languages to help families focus on what matters, make more engaged and confident decisions, and reach their financial goals.


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Estate Planning – Part Five of Six Points of Financial Planning with Neil Lyons, ESQ (Ep. 32)



Planning for the future can feel overwhelming, and knowing how to properly manage your estate in your later years can seem intimidating. 

But it doesn’t have to be a difficult process!

In this episode, David Pulcini talks to attorney Neil Lyons, ESQ, from Luhrsen Goldberg to remove the confusion and stress from estate planning. David and Neil explain why estate planning is often overlooked, but is such an important part of one’s financial wellbeing. 

David and Neil discuss: 

  • How relocation affects your estate plan
  • What can happen if you don’t address changes in your estate plan before you move states
  • Assisted living and estate planning
  • How much time it takes to make a accurate and actionable estate plan
  • What can happen when your beneficiaries don’t line up on all your documents 
  • And more

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About our Guest: Neil Lyons, ESQ, practices extensively in the realm of estate planning, elder law, and trust and probate administration. In this arena and since 2015, he has put his legal knowledge and desire to helping others to good end, contributing more than 500 hours of pro bono legal services to Sarasota and Manatee County residents.

Neil’s good deeds have been widely recognized, including by the Sarasota County Bar Association, which in 2018 awarded him with its Distinguished Community Service Award for “his dedication to helping the cause of the defenseless and oppressed through his countless hours of pro bono legal services.” More recently, in 2019, the Florida Bar recognized this with its President’s Pro Bono Service Award. 

Neil earned his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law in 2011. Neil earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in History from the University of South Florida in 2004. He then went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Education from the University of South Florida in 2008. 


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29. Risk Management – Part Two of Six Points of Financial Planning with Eric Eveland



You never know what is going to happen tomorrow. That is why it is so important to plan ahead for whatever life might throw your way. 

One of the best ways to do that is by having a well-thought-out risk management plan, and insurance coverage to protect your money through life’s toughest obstacles. 

In this episode, David Pulcini speaks to Eric Eveland, insurance specialist and broker manager at KAFL Inc. about different forms of risk management and why it can be different for different people. David and Eric discuss how age, occupation and overall financial goals impact an individual’s risk management.

David and Eric discuss: 

  • The different stages of insurance planning 
  • The importance of disability insurance throughout your life
  • Employee coverage vs. private coverage 
  • Term insurance for temporary needs
  • Different options for long-term care and how much they might cost  
  • And more

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About our Guest: Eric came to KAFL in September 2012, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge in the insurance industry. Once he had completed his Bachelors Degree in Financial Planning, he began his profession in a local career agency where he learned the necessary tools which built the framework of the business he does today. Deciding that he would like to take a more consultative approach to his career; he began working as a Broker Manager at KAFL, supporting advisors and agents with designing, marketing and implementing wealth transfer strategies.

His desire for knowledge and his passion for growth has made him an innovative team member and a valuable asset to KAFL. 

 


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27. Understanding Your Retirement From a Public School View with Marshal Scheidt



Navigating through pension options, IRAs, 403(b)s, and insurance plans can be overwhelming, and for many, the hardest part of retiring– especially for those working in the public school system. 

In this episode, David Pulcini speaks with Marshal Scheidt, partner at Six Point Financial Partners, to talk about retirement for public school employees, with lessons and mistakes that can be applied for both public school employees and everyone else planning for retirement.  

David and Marshal discuss: 

  • Retirement planning for public school employees 
  • Common mistakes clients make with their pensions 
  • Understanding how to make your 403(b) work for you
  • Why retirement incentives might be costing you thousands if you’re not ready to retire
  • A look into how your tax bracket can affect your retirement 
  • And more

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About our Guest: Marshal Scheidt takes a tremendous amount of pride in helping his clients envision and accomplish their goals. Whether these goals pertain to their financial lives or are personal objectives, he takes a stake in helping his clients grow and improve on many levels. 

Graduated in 2015 from SUNY Brockport where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, as well as Business Administration with a concentration in Management.

Marshal’s business practice is focused on providing comprehensive financial planning, risk management and retirement income strategies to help individuals find success and peace of mind.

 


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24. 6 Things We Tell People in Their 70’s with Joe Prestigiacomo



Financial planning in your 70s may look different from the planning process earlier in life. Clients may have different goals and priorities, and it’s important to make sure that those are being addressed.

But does your financial plan match up with these new priorities? 

In this episode, David Pulcini sits down with Joe Prestigiacomo, CFP®, partner at SixPoint Financial Partners, to discuss six pieces of financial advice they give to clients who are in their 70s. 

David and Joe discuss: 

  • How recent changes to your RMDs could affect how much money you receive in retirement 
  • How to use Roth conversions to your advantage 
  • How to handle financial risk in your 70s 
  • The importance of consolidating investment accounts
  • Why you need to sit down and review your important documents
  • Why you should book a meeting between your beneficiaries and your advisor 
  • And more

Resources:

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About our Guest: Joe Prestigiacomo began his career in the financial services industry in 2012, and today he provides comprehensive financial guidance to many clients. He graduated from St. John Fisher College – Rochester, NY where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He holds Series 7, 24, 66 and NYS Life, Health & Disability Insurance Licenses, and is a Certified Financial Planner™. Joe focuses on developing retirement income strategies as well as personalized risk management assessments and solutions.

Along with Joe’s knowledge and experience, his commitment to an outstanding level of client service is an integral part of his practice that he prides himself on. By developing a deep understanding of Joe’s clients’ individual situations, he is able to help them make well informed financial decisions with confidence.


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21. 6 Things We Tell People in their 40’s



Planning for retirement in your forties can be incredibly stressful and overwhelming, which is why many people put off planning for their retirement until they no longer can. This can have financially damaging effects on the future. 

In this episode, David Pulcini covers six major points of financial planning that anyone in their forties needs to hear. These six points will help you to shape a retirement plan today that works for your future tomorrow. 

David discusses: 

  • How to determine how much you will need after retirement
  • How to take full advantage of tax breaks you might not be aware of 
  • How to know if you have the right insurance to take care of you and your family if tragedy strikes 
  • And more

Resources:

  1. “The Importance of Estate Planning — With Attorney Jerry Antetomaso”

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19. Everything You Need to Know About Medicare with Catherine Glenning



Medicare can be there to help you pay for unexpected medical costs in the future, but oftentimes the process can be confusing, and it can be easily mixed up with other healthcare plans. 

In this episode, David Pulcini speaks with Medicare specialist Catherine Glenning to tell you everything you need to know about Medicare planning. Catherine and David set you up with the information you need to know to understand and make the most of this complex program. 

David and Catherine discuss: 

  • The different parts of Medicare
  • Different government plans that affect your Medicare eligibility and your level of coverage 
  • How you can fill the gaps in Medicare coverage
  • When you should start looking into Medicare planning
  • And more

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About our Guest:

Catherine Glenning has received her Medicare Certification and NYS Healthcare License to assist her clients navigate the complex Medicare rules. 

Catherine received her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Lawrence University with a double major in Economics and History. After working on Wall Street for several years, she moved to the Czech Republic with her husband Steve and helped with the privatization after the fall of Communism. She moved back to Rochester and worked for an Investment Management firm in Client Servicing and Portfolio Administration for over 10 years.

She lives in Pittsford, NY with her husband and three children. She has been very active in several volunteer organizations, especially the Pittsford PTSA and was recognized for her commitment with a PTSA Lifetime Achievement Award. She works diligently to ensure her clients have the best medical coverage based on their needs.


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18. Medicaid Planning 301, Part 3 of Medicaid with Ken Kraus



Do you know the four factors you should be aware of when applying for Medicaid? They are your age, health considerations, personal finances and your own personal motivation behind applying in the first place.

In part three of this mini-series, David Pulcini and Ken Kraus look into a lot of the most common questions they are asked by people setting up their Medicaid, and help you to start planning for the future today.  

David and Ken discuss: 

  • The four factors that affect your eligibility for Medicaid in the future 
  • How giving money to your kids might affect how much you could be eligible for 
  • Why annuities can make this whole process harder than it already is
  • The three types of gifting that could affect your Medicaid 
  • And more

Resources:

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About our Guest: Kenneth R. Kraus is a partner of the firm Evans Fox, and a graduate of the SUNY at Buffalo Law School and a graduate of Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Ken is an active member of the Trust and Estates and Elder Law Sections of the New York State and Monroe County Bar Associations, the Estate Planning Council of Rochester, NY, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. 

Ken works with families to help them understand the complexities of long-term care financing, including Medicare, Medicaid, home care and nursing home planning. Ken helps individuals and families prepare their estate plan, including Wills, asset protection Trusts, Supplemental Needs Trusts (SNTs), Powers of Attorney and Health Care Proxies. He also assists with the probate process including the preparation of income, fiduciary, gift and estate tax returns and the sale of real estate.


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17. The Importance of Proper Medicaid Planning With Ken Kraus — Part 2



As we get older, the realities of what it takes to plan for long-term care sets in. But as people start to realize how complicated the process can be, they wait too long and run out of time. This leads to difficulties trying to secure the funding they need for their loved ones or themselves.

In part two of this mini-series, David Pulcini and attorney Ken Kraus continue their discussion about Medicaid and long-term care planning. David and Ken take a closer look at exactly what you should be doing to proactively protect your assets and ensure your loved ones get the care they need.

David and Ken discuss: 

  • Understanding the often complicated eligibility rules when applying for Medicaid and long-term care
  • The initial three steps you might not know about when it comes to Medicaid planning 
  • The difference between your exposed and exempt assets, and how that is key to finding out what exactly is protected 
  • A quick look into what the Medicaid application process looks like
  • And more

Resources:

Connect with David Pulcini: 

About our Guest: Kenneth R. Kraus is a partner of the firm Evans Fox, and a graduate of the SUNY at Buffalo Law School and a graduate of Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Ken is an active member of the Trust and Estates and Elder Law Sections of the New York State and Monroe County Bar Associations, the Estate Planning Council of Rochester, NY, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. 

Ken works with families to help them understand the complexities of long-term care financing, including Medicare, Medicaid, home care and nursing home planning. Ken helps individuals and families prepare their estate plan, including Wills, asset protection Trusts, Supplemental Needs Trusts (SNTs), Powers of Attorney and Health Care Proxies. He also assists with the probate process including the preparation of income, fiduciary, gift and estate tax returns and the sale of real estate.


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Episode 14: The Importance of Estate Planning — With Attorney Jerry Antetomaso



Why is estate planning such an important part of your overall financial plan?

In this episode, David Pulcini speaks with Jerry Antetomaso, partner and attorney at Evans Fox LLP, about the value of estate planning. Jerry shares what estate planning really entails, and describes a couple horror stories you won’t be able to forget.

You’ll learn:

  • Why it’s so important that you have estate plan in place
  • The details of a couple of estate planning horror stories and lessons 
  • What the estate planning process looks like with attorney Jerry Antetomaso
  • And more!

Tune in today to learn about the importance of estate planning as a part of your overall financial plan!

Resources: Connect with David on Linkedin | SixPoint Financial Partners | Evans Fox LLP: (585) 787-7000 | Connect With Jerry Antetomaso on Linkedin | Email Jerry | Episode 8: Think You Don’t Need a Financial Advisor? Here’s Why You Better Think Again

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