Sudden Wealth Management in Portland, Oregon

Interactive Wealth Advisors can help with transition planning in major life events by providing guidance on best preserving and growing your wealth during these times. Professional advice on estate planning, retirement planning, and other financial matters.
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It is important to have a plan for all aspects of your life in today’s fast-paced world. By working with an Interactive Wealth Advisors, you can have peace of mind knowing that you are taking the necessary steps to protect and grow your wealth. We can help you create a comprehensive financial plan to help you reach your long-term financial goals.

When you’re faced with a major decision, don’t let your finances suffer. At Interactive Wealth Advisors, we understand how important it is to step back and properly evaluate your situation. Action should only be taken after you’ve had time to reflect and consider your alternatives. We’ll work with you to establish an environment of calm deliberation during:

  • Sudden changes in wealth (for better or worse)
  • Marriage or divorce
  • Birth or loss of a loved one
  • Career changes (whether welcomed or unexpected)
  • Other times of personal, professional or financial upheaval

Our Process

When a person transitions into a new phase of their life, such as retirement, selling a business, or a large inheritance, they may face various financial challenges. Our advisors can help mitigate these challenges by providing expert advice and guidance during this time.

We work with our clients to create a personalized financial plan that considers the specific circumstances of the transition. This may include preparing for taxes, managing money flow during a down market, and creating an estate plan. In addition, we can help to identify and pursue opportunities for growth and diversification. This can help to ensure that our client’s money continues to provide them with security and stability in times of change.

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Why People Hire Us

Retirement Planning
Our well-designed process and experience will leave nothing to chance when it comes to your successful retirement.
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Investment management
Once we’ve helped you define your goals and objectives, our investment management will be the engine that drives your plan.
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Business Owner Planning
With Interactive Wealth Advisors’ help, you can simplify the process by integrating your business and personal planning— in an attempt to find synergies that may help to provide tax and retirement planning opportunities.
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How Can We Help?

Managing your finances
Transitioning to a new financial life can be a daunting task, but with the help of a professional like Interactive Wealth, it can be a much smoother process. A financial planner can help you navigate planning for and managing your finances during a significant life event, such as an inheritance, business sale, retirement, or a job change.
Personalized plan
We will work with you to develop a personalized plan that takes into account your individual needs and goals. Our advisors will also provide guidance and support throughout the process, including during the negotiation and execution of the plan.
Planning what’s best for you
If you are considering planning for a significant life event, it is crucial to start by speaking with a financial planner to get an idea of what is available and best for you. We are experts in this field and can help you make the best decisions for your unique situation.

Who is this for?

Retirees and business owners considering retirement or selling their businesses should consider getting help with transition planning. This is because not everyone is familiar with the nuances of these transitions and can become overwhelmed. A professional consultant can help you with all of the details, from organizing your finances to creating a plan for selling your business. They can also guide how to make the transition as smooth as possible for you and your loved ones.

This will help you get through the process more quickly, but it may also save you time and money in the long run. By having a plan in place, you can avoid making costly mistakes and enjoy a seamless transition without any stress.

Why Choose Us?

Years of experience
First and foremost, we have over two decades of experience in the wealth management industry. We understand what it takes to help families build secure futures and achieve their financial goals.
We help you build your financial future
Second, we are a full-service firm, which means that we provide all the tools and services you need to achieve success. We have everything you need to build your financial future the right way, from investment planning to estate planning.
Competitive prices and highly experienced professionals
Third, our professionals are highly experienced and well-trained in the wealth management field. We will work diligently to help you reach your financial goals and protect your assets. Finally, we offer various services at competitive prices, so you can be sure that you are getting the best possible value for your money.

Sudden Wealth Planning

What would you do with an extra $10,000?  Maybe pay down some debt like college loans or just take a much-needed vacation.  What if that $10,000 was actually a million dollars or even $10 million?  A windfall of that size requires a completely different approach.

Evaluate It

Just how wealthy are you now?  You’ll want to figure that out before you make any major life decisions like retirement.  Your first impulse may be to go out and buy a car or house, but that probably isn’t the smartest thing to do.  Even if you’re used to handling your own finances, now’s the time to watch your spending and craft a new plan.  Sudden wealth can turn a frugal shopper into an impulse buyer overnight.  You want your new wealth to last, so you’ll need to consider how to transition from your current situation to your future goals.

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Start with the following questions to evaluate your short- and long-term needs and goals:

  • Do you have outstanding debt that you’d like to pay off?
  • Do you need more current income?
  • Do you plan to pay for your children’s education?
  • Do you plan to stay in Portland, Oregon?
  • Do you need to bolster your retirement savings?
  • Are you planning to buy a first or second home?
  • Are you considering giving to loved ones or a favorite charity?
  • Are there ways to minimize any upcoming income and estate taxes?

If you don’t already have a financial advisor, now is probably a good time to hire one.  A fee-only financial advisor who is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNING™ professional is a great place to start.  Be wary of salespeople pretending to be advisors looking to sell you something.  You’ll want an advisor and their employer to be fiduciaries.  That way you’ll know they won’t have any conflicts of interest and take an oath to look out for their clients’ best interest.  Contact Interactive Wealth for details on our fiduciary approach. 

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Invest It

What will you do with your new assets?  Consider these questions:

  • Do you have enough money to pay your bills and your taxes?
  • How might investing increase or decrease your taxes?
  • Do you have assets that you could quickly sell if you needed cash in an emergency?
  • Are your investments growing quickly enough to keep up with or beat inflation?
  • Will you have enough money to meet your retirement needs and other long-term goals?
  • How much risk can you tolerate when investing?
  • How diversified are your investments?

 

The answers to these questions will help you formulate a new investment plan.  Remember not to rush your decision making.  You can always park your funds in an accessible interest-bearing account such as a savings account, money market account, or short-term certificate of deposit.  This will give you time to plan and think things through.  Once you’ve taken care of these basics, set aside some money to treat yourself to something you wouldn’t have bought or done before–it’s OK to have fun with some of your new money!

Insure It

It’s sad to say, but having money makes you more vulnerable to lawsuits.  Even if you now have the cash to pay for an unforeseen accident, it’s much smarter to re-evaluate your current risks and see if a change in your insurance coverage could help.  If you plan on buying expensive items such as jewelry or artwork, you may need more property/casualty insurance to cover these items in case of loss or theft.  Finally, it may be the right time to re-examine your life insurance needs.  More life insurance may be necessary to cover your estate tax bill so your beneficiaries receive more of your estate after taxes.

Plan It

Now that your wealth has increased, it’s time to re-evaluate your estate plan.  Estate planning involves conserving your money and putting it to work so that it best fulfills your goals.  It also means minimizing your taxes and creating financial security for your family.

Is your will up to date?  A will is the document that determines how your worldly possessions will be distributed after your death.  You’ll want to make sure that your current will accurately reflects your wishes.  If your newfound wealth is significant, you should meet with your attorney as soon as possible.  You may want to make a new will and destroy the old one instead of simply making changes by adding a codicil.

Carefully consider whether the beneficiaries of your estate are capable of managing the inheritance on their own.  For instance, if you have minor children, you should consider setting up a trust to protect their interests and control the age at which they receive their funds.  It’s probably also a good idea to consult a tax attorney or financial professional to look into the amount of federal estate tax and state death taxes that your estate may have to pay upon your death; if necessary, discuss ways to minimize them.

Act on It

Is gift giving part of your overall plan?  You may want to give gifts of cash or property to your loved ones or to your favorite charities.  It’s a good idea to wait until you’ve come up with a financial plan before giving or lending money to anyone, even family members.  If you decide to give or lend any money, put everything in writing.  This will protect your rights and avoid hurt feelings down the road.  In particular, keep in mind that:

  • If you forgive a debt owed by a family member, you may owe gift tax on the transaction
  • You can make individual gifts of up to $14,000 (2018 limit) each calendar year without incurring any gift tax liability ($28,000 for 2018 if you are married, and you and your spouse can split the gift)
  • If you pay the school directly, you can give an unlimited amount to pay for someone’s education without having to pay gift tax (you can do the same with medical bills)
  • If you make a gift to charity during your lifetime, you may be able to deduct the amount of the gift on your income tax return, within certain limits, based on your adjusted gross income

Enjoy It

Finally, don’t for get to enjoy your good fortune.  You shouldn’t feel guilty that you’ve been blessed.  You now have an opportunity to make a difference in a new way to your friends, family and favorite charities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is sudden wealth management?

Sudden wealth management is a specialized form of financial planning that is designed to help individuals who have experienced a financial windfall, such as an inheritance, receive the most benefit from their money in the shortest amount of time possible.

This is accomplished by working with a professional wealth manager who can help you identify and invest in assets that will provide the best return on your investment.

In addition to providing investment advice, a wealth manager can also offer guidance on estate planning and tax planning. This is important as sudden wealth can often lead to changes in your tax status that may require the advice of a professional. Sudden wealth can also increase expenses, and a wealth manager can help you navigate these changes and find ways to save money.

Why is it important to properly plan transition wealth management?

Sudden wealth planning can be a very overwhelming experience. It can be challenging to know where to start and what to do with all the money. Proper planning is critical to ensure that you can handle the influx of money in the best way possible.

Some of the most important things to do when suddenly becoming wealthy include setting up an emergency fund, investing the money wisely, and making sure you have a solid estate plan. A sudden wealth consultant can help with all of those things, plus others.

It is also important to invest the money wisely so that you can grow the money over time. This can be done by investing in stocks, bonds, real estate, or other investments.

Finally, make sure to have a solid estate plan in place. This will help ensure that you and your loved ones can enjoy your wealth for many years to come.

Is it worth hiring a sudden wealth financial advisor?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as whether or not to hire a sudden wealth financial advisor depends on many factors, including your income, net worth, and investment goals. However, if you feel uncertain about your financial future and would like some guidance, it may be a good idea to speak with a financial advisor.

Advisors can help you assess your current situation and provide advice on the best way to move forward. They can also help you create a financial plan and make informed investment decisions.

The benefits of hiring a financial advisor are many, including the fact that you will have someone who is dedicated to your success and will always be there to help you navigate the waters of finance.

How can Interactive Wealth Advisors help?

Interactive Wealth Advisors can help you with your sudden family wealth transition solutions by providing expert advice and guidance. Our experienced financial advisors will work with you to create a personalized plan that meets your unique needs and goals. We will help you understand your options and make the best decisions for your future.

We will help you understand the tax consequences of your wealth transition and the different types of trusts and estate planning options available to you. We will also help you create a will and create a family legacy that will be remembered long after you are gone.

We understand that a sudden family wealth transition can be overwhelming, and we are here to help you through it.

How much does it cost?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the cost of sudden wealth protection and investment management will vary depending on the portfolio’s size and complexity, the advisor’s experience, and the services provided. However, a ballpark estimate would be around 1% of assets under management.
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