Charles P. Schulz

Surviving Your First Three Years as a Small Business Owner

Entrepreneurs and business owners have a great deal of my respect. There are obvious hurdles to starting your own business, and while some of these are easy – such as identifying your passions and dreaming of success – many are difficult. Finding the capital to start your business, choosing the right legal structure, convincing people to work with you (or…

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What You Need to Know in 2018 about Qualified Charitable Distributions

We at Krilogy work with clients through all phases of their retirement planning, investment strategies, and tax strategies related to executing their wealth management strategies. A key milestone in this journey occurs when a client reaches 70-1/2 years old, the age at which he or she must begin taking Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) from their retirement accounts. Yet in some…

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Why Year-End Planning in 2018 is More Important Than Ever

2018 has proven to be a year unlike many others as the United States experienced the biggest tax law overhaul in decades with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Much has been written about the implications for the average taxpayer, and we at Krilogy Financial® and Krilogy® Tax Services have been advising clients on issues such as charitable giving…

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In the Community, 2018 Volume Three

Krilogy’s values of Abundance, Dedication and Leadership extend far beyond the walls of Krilogy. These values drive the team to their commitment to community service, helping those in need and offering their time and talent to a number of organizations. Did you know that Krilogy team members serve on more than 60 boards and committees across the St. Louis region,…

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Kristin B. Poole

Impact Investing: Aligning Values with Investments

With the recent ad campaign that highlights Colin Kaepernick, we can see a continuing pattern of large corporations’ increasing involvement in social issues. In 2017 we saw Audi’s Super Bowl commercial in support of equal pay for women; in ’16, Target’s decision to offer transgender-inclusive bathroom access in all its stores; in ’15, Chick-fil-A’s stance against catering for a same-sex…

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Veterans: You May Be Eligible for a Tax Refund

If you’re one of the 130,000 combat-injured veterans whose disability severance pay was taxed between 1991 and 2016, a recent letter from the Department of Defense could be informing you that you may be eligible for a refund. This is the result of the Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016 which allows veterans the opportunity to file an amendment…

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Why All Advisors Are Not the Same

How would you characterize your relationship with your advisor? If you’re like many investors, you have the perception that whether you’re working with a financial advisor, broker, wealth manager, financial planner, or any of the other titles that occupy this industry, they all do the same thing. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are many differences between…

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Women, You’re Better at Investing than You Think

It still happens quite frequently. I meet with a man and woman to create or review their financial plan and find that the man is doing most of the talking while the woman remains silent. Perhaps it’s a married couple in which the husband has taken control of the family finances, or maybe it’s a single female professional who has…

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Matthew J. Haywood

The Top Five Questions to Ask Your Retirement Plan Advisor

An employer sponsored retirement plan provides a great benefit for every company, serving as an added perk for attracting and retaining good talent. It’s also an immense responsibility, and if not managed properly, can become a liability. That’s why it’s important to work with an advisor who has your best interest at heart and has the experience you need to…

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