The holiday season and year’s end motivate many people to give charitably, whether by donating money to a specific cause, volunteering at a local food bank, or providing gifts to families in need, as examples. However, teaching your children the meaning behind giving, and instilling philanthropy as a family value can be done throughout the year. We offer suggestions on how to go about teaching charitable giving to your youngsters and teens.

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Washingtonian Top Wealth Advisor 2019 (Nov 25, 2019)

We are honored to announce that Jennifer Myers was recently recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as a Top Wealth Advisor for 2019. This is the fifth time Jennifer has been recognized by the Washingtonian for her wealth management initiatives.

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2019 Year-End Tax Planning Tips (Nov 18, 2019)

SageVest Wealth Management works proactively throughout the year to advise clients how taxes may impact your wealth strategies and broader financial considerations. As the year draws to a close, we focus our attention on year-end tax planning, with a reminder that some tax strategies have recently changed as a result of tax reforms.

Please contact us before December 10 to discuss any of the opportunities below. This allows adequate time for planning and implementation of appropriate tax-planning strategies.

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What You Need To Know About Family Gifts And Loans (Nov 11, 2019)

Have you ever contemplated helping out a family member or someone you love financially with a gift or loan? While it’s wonderful to be able to help a loved one, especially if they’re in need, it’s important to ensure that you’re financially able to do so. Furthermore, the gift or loan must be appropriately structured for tax and family reasons. Here’s what you need to know about family gifts and loans.

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A Volatile Third Quarter (Oct 8, 2019)

– The third quarter was volatile with new highs reached, extreme sell offs and recoveries.

– 30-year Treasury yields hit record lows, pushing bond prices higher.

– An impeachment inquiry against President Trump has begun.

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Medicare Open Enrollment And Your Medicare Coverage (Oct 7, 2019)

The Medicare open enrollment period runs from October 15 through December 7 every year. This is the best time to review your Medicare coverage, relative to your health and your wealth. It’s especially important if you’ve recently received a major health diagnosis, your medications have changed, you’ve moved interstate, or your financial situation is different. Here’s what to think about when evaluating your Medicare coverage during this year’s Medicare open enrollment period.

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Back-To-School Kids’ Financial Literacy Checklist (Sep 17, 2019)

Teaching your kids about finances is an important parenting responsibility. A healthy approach to wealth increases the odds that your kids will enjoy greater life opportunities, more financial freedom, and less stress as adults. Our sister site, SageVest Kids, is dedicated to helping you teach your kids about money. If you don’t know when or how to begin, there’s no time like the present. Use our back-to-school kid’s financial literacy checklist to kick off their financial education with the start of the new school year.

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Your Annual Insurance Check-up (Sep 9, 2019)

As an independent financial advisor, SageVest Wealth Management offers unbiased advice that extends to all aspects of your wealth management, including insurance considerations. Appropriate insurance levels protect your assets and safeguard you, your loved ones, and your lifestyle. An annual insurance check-up can help save you money through comparison shopping. Most importantly, it ensures that your coverage remains aligned with your current lifestyle. Here’s a checklist of what to think about.

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NoVA Top Financial Professional Award (2019) (Aug 27, 2019)

Did you know that, of the highest-income counties in the US, five of the top 25 are located right here in Northern Virginia? They are: Loudon, Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William, and Stafford counties. Maryland also boasts an additional five high-income counties [1].

SageVest Wealth Management is proud to serve each of our clients throughout the NoVA, MD and DC area, as well as nationwide. SageVest is headed by Jennifer Myers, recent recipient of a NoVA Top Financial Professional Award.

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Understanding Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) (Aug 22, 2019)

First established in the 1930s, Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) have become increasingly popular in recent years. By 2017, there were 463,622 individual Donor Advised Funds in the US, holding more than $110 billion in assets [1]. Giving from DAFs now accounts for around 8.3% of all individual gifting in America today [2].

For clients intent on sharing wealth through a planned giving strategy, or for those seeking to optimize charitable deductions following tax reform, a Donor Advised Fund can be a useful tool. SageVest Wealth Management discusses the basics of Donor Advised Funds (DAFs). 

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