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Saltmarsh Hosts "Investments & Taxes" Panel Throughout Florida

2/13/2020 - By Nancy Patton

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We started the year off on the road with a series of tax and investment-focused educational events across the state of Florida. The events featured an impressive panel of financial planning, tax, estate and investment professionals from Saltmarsh Financial AdvisorsSaltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund, and Dimensional Fund Advisors to shed light on how a ‘one team’ approach to planning for the future provides peace of mind and benefits your bottom line. 

The series kicked off in Pensacola with Saltmarsh shareholder and managing director of Saltmarsh Financial Advisors, Christina Doss, AAMS, leading the panel. She was joined by Chad Burns, CIMA, Regional Director of Dimensional’s Independent Advisor Group, as our guest investment analyst for each stop along the way. Additionally, our panel featured, Brett Snyder, JD, LLM, as the go-to panelist for all things estate, trust, and gift tax-related. Accompanying the duo was tax shareholder, David Uslan, CPA, who has over 25 years of experience working with domestic and state tax compliance. Later that evening in Destin, our guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres with our team before diving into the discussion led by Justin Tate, one of the Panhandle team’s lead advisors. 

Our third stop in the series was held in Tallahassee and included senior manager, Bob Slaby, CPA, CVA, who offered more insight into the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and how it’s important to work with your financial professionals to stay informed on laws when they change with little warning. The series concluded in Tampa with lead market advisor Chris Stennett, CFP, as the moderator and Saltmarsh tax director, Victor Kliossis, weighing in on aspects that often impact financial advisory and tax planning. 

“When large scale tax changes occur such as what we have seen the past few years, it is important to have the right team of professionals working on your behalf to ensure you are receiving the benefit of timely tax planning. Investing for retirement needs to make economic sense first and foremost, but we are keenly focused on what we can control for clients and in some cases, taxes are controllable. Nobody wants to pay more taxes than necessary so leveraging tax-smart investment planning and strategies is central to the value we bring to our clients as every investment decision is also a tax decision,” said Christina Doss.

With a dynamic panel representing key financial perspectives, our guests left with a better understanding of how investment planning and taxes go hand in hand and the value of working with a CPA-led business advisory firm such as Saltmarsh with in-house expertise in taxes, estate, and investment management. Event highlights included the discussion that everyone should have a Will regardless of wealth.  Additionally, investors should maintain a globally diversified portfolio, filter out the media noise and be disciplined in sticking with their plan.

Saltmarsh is proud to offer our clients low-cost, tax-efficient and principled investment advice as well as dedicated professional tax and accounting services.

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About Saltmarsh Financial Advisors 
Saltmarsh Financial Advisors, LLC is a financial planning and investment management service provider with decades of industry experience. We deliver cash-flow based financial planning and industry leading state-of-the-art portfolio design with investment philosophies based on Nobel Prize recognized academic research regarding capital markets and the science of investing to our clients. As a fee-only registered investment advisory firm, we receive no compensation from the funds we recommend.

Saltmarsh Financial Advisors is an affiliate of Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund, one of the region’s leading accounting and consulting firms with offices in Orlando, Tampa, Pensacola, and Fort Walton Beach, Florida and Nashville, Tennessee. The firm offers a full range of professional services, including a variety of specialized consulting services for many industries and high net worth individuals. We are an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, which provides us access to national resources to better serve our clients. Saltmarsh has been recognized as one of Forbes’ Top Recommended U.S. Tax Firms, named one of the Top 200 Firms in the U.S. by INSIDE Public Accounting and a Regional Leader by Accounting Today. For further information, please visit www.saltmarshcpa.com or call (800) 477-7458.

About Dimensional Fund Advisors
Dimensional Financial Advisors is a leading global investment firm that has been translating academic research into practical investment solutions since 1981. Guided by a strong belief in markets, Dimensional helps investors pursue higher expected returns through advanced portfolio design and careful implementation. To learn more, visit www.dimensional.com.


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