Gary Allen on Business: Sunday, August 14, 2016 – Podcast Now Available

ABLE ACT529 ABLE Accounts Big Deal for Disabled People

Most people know about 529 College Savings Accounts but few are aware of the new exciting changes under code section 529A. Passed in 2014, the Stephen Beck Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 is the single biggest improvement for the financial future of disabled people in a very long time. 

Until the passage of the ABLE act most disabled individuals have been trapped in a life of government imposed poverty. Unfortunately, disabled people have been limited to financial assets of less than $2,000 or they would lose their government benefits. All of that is about to change with ABLE accounts.

Listen to the highlights of the exciting ABLE accounts program on this week’s program. The great news is disabled people will be allowed to have modest financial wealth and retain their government benefits. Wonderful news for the disabled community and their families.

Fiduciary ComparisonFiduciary Standard Versus Suitability Standard of Care

A recent interaction with an intern from a financial services firm on the east coast crystallizes the difference between being a fiduciary and a salesperson. This short segment is a great lesson in understanding the differences between a professional and a salesperson in the financial services industry. 

The All-Weather Portfolio and Goals-Based Investing

The final segment of the program introduces the concept of an all weather portfolio and focusing on your needs or goals. It is a change in thought process from the usual product driven/returns driven investment mindset.

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Contact Information – Gary Allen

If you have a question for Gary or would like to contact him, the best way is through email at gallen@prudentllc.com. You can also try his office at 916.436.8331 but he responds more quickly through email.

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