trust funds

How Do Trust Funds Pay Out?

by Sophia Bera February 21, 2019

Whether you’re the recipient of a trust fund or you’re setting one up for the benefit of someone else, it’s important to understand the basics of how trusts work. Trusts can be complicated, but they’re also helpful estate planning tools that allow people to pass their wealth down, while in many cases bypassing the expensive […]

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FIRE movement

The FIRE Movement: A Financial Planner’s Perspective

by Sophia Bera January 23, 2019

More and more, I work with clients who are interested in the FIRE movement (which, if you haven’t heard of it, stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early). Countless blogs, websites, and podcasts are dedicated to FIRE, sharing the stories of how people penny-pinched their way to freedom from The Man. My friend Paula Pant interviewed […]

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dealing with money

Ways People Put Off Actually Dealing With Their Money

by Sophia Bera December 20, 2018

I regularly assign my clients money-related homework assignments, and I’ll be the first to tell you that it’s hard to deal with your money. I struggle, too! (That’s why I hire a financial planner myself.) I also try to help my clients knock out a few tasks during their meetings so they feel accomplished after […]

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How to Make a Plan for Your Charitable Giving

by Sophia Bera November 21, 2018

Holiday donation drives are in full force, and you may be considering how to allocate any spare amount of money you can give toward causes you care about. I often discuss charitable giving with clients, because believe it or not, it’s an important part of an overall financial plan. If you want to read more […]

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Small group coaching

NEW Financial Planner Small Group Coaching Program!

by Sophia Bera October 31, 2018

“You and your team rock. I am still trying to find my own path towards success and feel that modeling after you and your guests have pushed me in the right direction. I also feel that I have a class mates that I can reach out to in addition to Gen Y Planning. This support group […]

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restricted stock units

The Gen Y Planning Guide to Company Stock: What Are Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)?

by Sophia Bera October 10, 2018

This is the fourth post in a series on employer stock programs. Check out the previous posts on Incentive Stock Options, Non-Qualified Stock Options, and Employee Stock Purchase Plans. Like other forms of company stock, Restricted Stock Units, or RSUs, are granted to employees to attract, reward, and retain them. This can be when you’re […]

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