Areas of Focus

Business Owner Strategies

Family owned businesses – even successful ones – don’t often survive into future generations. Two obvious reasons for this are family conflict and federal estate taxes. But a third reason is perhaps even more influential: failure to design a proper succession plan.

Business owners are typically so busy with day-to- day challenges that they often have little time to think about who will take over the business once they’re gone. But the consequences of having no plan in place could be catastrophic to the family, employees and others who depend upon the business.

Economic Concepts

Taxes. Living expenses. Inflation. Death. That’s about as much as most people can predict about their future. But what if you could get a realistic perspective on the ability of your income and assets to meet your long- term needs and objectives? What if you could analyze a variety of ‘what-if’ scenarios to prepare for all the contingencies the future might hold?

Estate / Asset Protection Strategies

Your net worth doesn’t grow overnight. It involves hard work, focus and persistence. Unfortunately, unless you apply the same skills to preserving your estate, you can lose a good portion to estate taxes after you die. The problem: Transferring assets – even to your own family – can be a taxable event. That’s why you need to find creative, effective ways to build and preserve your estate.

However, there is no need to rush to your estate planning attorney immediately after Congress changes the tax code. However, it’s more imperative to review your estate plan after major life events—for example, the birth of a child, an illness or a divorce. You may also want to review your estate plan if you switch jobs or experience a sudden change in your family’s finances.

Retirement Planning

Just as the 76 million Baby Boomers once transformed American culture, so too are they redefining retirement. No longer is retirement a time to sit back and wait for the rest of your life to unfold. Instead, today’s retirees have busy, active lifestyles with the freedom to chase new opportunities, revive old passions and realize long-held dreams.

Investment Planning

Our approach to investment planning relies on core principles developed and tested since the inception of our firm. These principles are:

  • Asset allocation provides the foundation to managing portfolio risk and return potential;
  • Tax efficiency and asset location are critical;
  • Portfolio expenses must be scrutinized;
  • No single money management firm can be all things to all people; and
  • Our most important role is to be an objective advocate. Our goal is to control costs, be tax efficient and manage risk. This provides an effective way of helping achieve your financial goals.

Education Funding

Paying for a child’s college education is an expensive proposition – but not an impossible one. With an appropriate strategy, you can go a long way to meeting this challenge whether your child is still in preschool or already in high school.

Insurance

Say the words “life insurance” to some people, and you’re likely to get a less than enthusiastic response. But, more and more frequently, people are discovering that life insurance can be a helpful financial planning tool. Life insurance offers a way for you to help provide for your family, protect your business, and make charitable gifts without reducing your estate.

Our Office Location

Hueners Hall Romo Prosise LLC

4241 B. Street
Suite 305
Anchorage, AK 99503
ph: 907.561.3187
fax: 907.561.5028
toll free: in AK 1-800-478-8327

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Latest News

Financial and Economic Brief - October 17, 2017

• Bright Outlook for Economy - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she had a bright outlook for the U.S. economy and for inflation forecasts in the coming months.

• Tesla Model 3 Production Slows - According to reports, Tesla dismissed several hundred workers because the company is off to a slow start in manufacturing its Model 3 electric car.

• Indexes Hit Records - Wall Street indexes hit records at the open on Monday on gains in financial and technology stocks even as investors awaited earnings reports this week.

Financial and Economic Brief - October 10, 2017

• New “Bubbles” to Emerge? - According to German Finance Minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, volatile loans and mounting global debt could lead the world into another economic crisis.

• Walmart Announces Buyback - Walmart announced a $20 billion share repurchase program to replace its existing plan and shares were up more than 2% in premarket trade on the news.

• Spanish Separation Affects European Stocks - World shares achieved a record high on Tuesday, although European shares traded “cautiously” as markets waited to see whether Spain’s Catalonia region would push for independence.

Financial and Economic Brief - October 3, 2017

• Consumer Spending Flat in August - According to the U.S. Commerce Department, consumer spending only rose 0.1% in August as Hurricane Harvey “weighed on” auto sales and unseasonably mild temperature reduced demand for utilities.

• Dow Soars for 8 Quarters - The Dow climbed 5% during the third quarter, which stretched its streak to eight winning quarters.

• Construction Spending Increased in August - U.S. construction spending increased in Aug. by 0.5% after two months of declines, helped by strength in home building, nonresidential construction & state and local government construction.

Financial and Economic Brief - September 19, 2017

• August Retail Sales Fell More Than Expected - According to The Commerce Department, U.S. retail sales fell 0.2% in August, more than forecasted, suggesting “moderation” in consumer spending in Q3.

• Gas Prices Coming Down… Slowly - Prices jumped 32 cents a gallon in two weeks as refineries in the Houston area were closed.

• Northrop Grumman to Buy Orbital - U.S. defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp said on Monday it would buy missile and rocket maker Orbital for $7.8 billion in cash.

Financial and Economic Brief - September 12, 2017

• Gas Prices Rise after Harvey - After Hurricane Harvey the average price of gasoline rose, prompted by oil refinery closures..

• ARAMCO IPO Still on Track - Saudi Arabia is still on track to sell part of its oil company ARAMCO on the stock market in 2018 despite changes to its economic revival plan.

• BP Files for IPO - British energy company BP filed for an initial public offering of its pipeline assets in the U.S.