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 - January 9, 2017

• Service Sector Growth Slows - Growth in non-manufacturing economic activity continued to fall in December, after dropping more than expected in November.

• GoPro Cutting 20% of Staff - GoPro is shutting down its drone business and cutting 20% of its staff after “weak demand” for its products.

• S&P, Dow Trade Lower on Monday - The S&P 500 and the Dow were trading lower on Monday, as losses in healthcare and financial stocks hindered Wall Street’s strongest start to a year in a decade.

Financial and Economic Brief - January 3, 2017

• Small Business Hiring Slows - The Small Business Jobs Index closed 2017 at 99.70 after falling 0.16% in December and 0.78% for the year.

• Oil above $60 a Barrel - U.S. crude oil prices rose 1% Friday to more than $60 a barrel, the highest close since June of 2015.

• First Trading Day, Indexes Higher - Wall Street’s main indexes were higher today, the first trading day of the year, lifted by gains in technology and consumer discretionary stocks.

Financial and Economic Brief - December 19, 2017

• Industrial Production Rises - U.S. industrial production rose 0.2% in November due to a rebound in extracting oil and natural gas after a stoppage during hurricane season.

• Campbell Acquires Snyder’s - Campbell Soups is set to acquire Snyder’s-Lance in a $4.9 billion deal. The deal will almost double Campbell Soup's baked-snacks revenue.

• U.S. Stock Indexes Hit Record Highs - The major U.S. stock indexes hit record highs on Monday, as the tax bill looked set to be passed into law with its $11 billion in corporate deal making. The tax bill, aims to lower corporate taxes to 21% from 35%.

Financial and Economic Brief - December 12, 2017

• Powell’s Early Policy Views - Jerome Powell appears set to let the tax cut “run its course” through the economy as weak growth in wages and inflation promote his view that the economy remains “underpowered”.

• November Jobs Report Strong - According to the November jobs report released on Friday, employers added 228,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate remained at 4.1%.

• Launch of Bitcoin Futures - Derivatives exchange Cboe Global Markets launched its bitcoin futures late yesterday, marking the first time investors could get access to the market via a mainstream regulated exchange.

Financial and Economic Brief - December 5, 2017

• Mixed Numbers for Automakers - Major automakers posted mixed U.S. November new vehicle sales on Friday and predicted a competitive December as they rushed to sell vehicles and lift their 2017 numbers.

• CVS to Buy Aetna - CVS Health is buying Aetna for $69 billion in cash and stock in a deal that “reflects a rapidly shifting health care landscape”.

• Upcoming Fed Rate Hikes - The U.S. Federal Reserve is “almost certain” to raise interest rates later in December, a majority of whom also now expect three more rate rises in 2018.

Financial and Economic Brief - November 28, 2017

• Consumer Sentiment Rose More Than Expected - U.S. consumer sentiment saw “slight” gains in November compared to the mid-month reading, though the index remained below the decade high reached in October.

• Publisher of Time Agrees to Be Sold - The publisher of Time, People and Sports Illustrated agreed yesterday to be sold to another big magazine publisher, Meredith.

• New Home Sales at 10-Year High - Sales of new U.S. single-family homes unexpectedly rose 6.2% in October, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 685,000 units, amid strong demand across the country.