This month the Parkside blog comes in the form of a podcast. In this recent episode of Founders and Friends, Scott Orn of Kruze Consulting interviews Parkside’s Audrey Grubman and Christina Kramlich on relevant financial topics for startup employees, founders, and investors. As many of our clients know, Audrey has worked with startup employees since establishing the firm in the mid-90s. The podcast reviews various forms of equity compensation and discusses the reasons to understand the details of one’s compensation very early on and make a plan. There are also some common pitfalls that founders and startup execs should keepRead More
Many of our clients ask for suggestions about the best financial approach when acquiring a new car. Here's how we break it down for them.
When we sit down with new clients to review their recent federal and state tax returns, we often find opportunities for tax reduction.
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are fairly new, but the recent value surge of bitcoins has led to increased media attention. Still, should you invest?
If you’re anxious about the status of your retirement planning, we have some tactical advice to put your mind at ease.
When is the best time to get serious about retirement planning? Audrey Grubman breaks down the retirement planning timeline.
Dillon McGill, CFP® breaks down the most common retirement spending strategies — and the one we favor for our clients.
Health savings accounts (HSAs) are one way to mitigate the effects of the ever-increasing costs of healthcare in the U.S.
How much money will you need to retire? Answering this question is a cornerstone of the financial planning profession.
Many employer plans now contain both a regular 401(k) plan and a Roth 401(k) option. The regular 401(k) allows an employee to defer up to $18,000 of compensation in 2017 ($24,000 for folks age 50 or older) before taxes. The benefit of regular contributions is that you reduce your taxes at the time of contribution, allow the earnings in the plan to compound over time, and defer taxes until you withdraw funds during retirement, when you will possibly be taxed at a lower rate. Contributions to a Roth 401(k) are made after-tax, i.e., contributions do not reduce your taxable income/taxesRead More