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As your family grows and encounters many of life’s exciting and sometimes challenging complexities, IEM is here to help achieve the needs of today while reaching goals of the future. We guide multi-generational families through major life events and financial challenges by engaging as your family financial guide.

We understand family financial conversations can be tough. So let us focus on managing and preserving your wealth and building your legacy so you are free to focus on the most important things in your life: the people in it.

IEM is here to help you decide what makes your life worth it from a financial standpoint. Through Our Process, we can help you with things such as:

  • Major life events (marriage, divorce, death, retirement, etc.)
  • 529/College Saving Strategies
  • Gifting Strategies in both legacy and charitable planning
  • Estate Planning
  • And More

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Meet Amy & Steve

Amy is in her late 50s and came to IEM at the beginning of a life-altering tragedy when her husband, Steve, was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Even in the wake of tragedy, it was important for us to make sure the remaining family members were taken care of and could put their focus on what was most important at that time.

With three kids between their late teens and early twenties, Amy and Steve worked with the IEM to prioritize what was most important to them during Steve’s last phase of life and then into the first years of his passing. The IEM advisor team developed a holistic plan around these goals that would last through the husband’s final phase of life, and a coordinated estate and financial plan that would begin at her husband’s passing.

The plan coordinated asset ownership, beneficiaries, tax and cash flow planning, to ensure each child and their mother were taken care of after his passing. A disclaimer trust was also put in place so that everything not given to the children at the time of death would pass to Amy except for what she disclaimed to minimize estate taxes over her lifetime. Therefore, any income created on the trust is given to Amy during her lifetime and after her passing would be distributed amongst the three children without estate taxes. IEM helped ensure her accounts were properly allocated based upon her estate planning documents.

*The above is a hypothetical case study and is for illustrative purposes only. Actual performance and results will vary. These studies do not represent actual clients but a hypothetical composite of various client experiences and issues. These case studies do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed, and a financial advisor should be consulted.


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