Legal Professional, Dog Lover. Judy began working with a new client that provided her with a significant increase in work, resulting in a large increase in revenue. For years, she used a SEP IRA to fund her retirement goal, but with the new level of income, an opportunity presented itself for the attorney to rework her business’s retirement plan.
With our team, Judy created a custom designed retirement plan that would allow her to contribute much more than the $54,000 pre-tax deferrals available with a SEP IRA. The result created a significant decrease to her future effective tax rate, and an ongoing ability to continue to contribute a large portion of her income to fund her desired retirement income goal. She never anticipated saving an excess of six figures annually, but a high attention to her long-term goals and current business proved advantageous.
Prior to opening her own practice, Judy started working with WealthEngage for her transition from working with a large firm to going independent. She worked closely with the team to move her 401(k).
After opening her practice’s doors, the WealthConserve process helped our team design Judy’s benefits package with health, life and disability insurance, an appropriate retirement plan, and updated estate planning documents.
Judy expressed her wish to leave a legacy for her family and foundation, so we worked with her estate attorney to develop a plan to meet these objectives, while also mitigating the effect of taxes and confirming proper titling of her accounts, assets and beneficiary designations. We also evaluated Judy’s insurance policies in collaboration with her insurance professional, to potentially mitigate her exposure to estate taxes.
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