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Grand Wealth in the News

Grand Rapids Business Journal Features “Influential Woman” Anastasia Wiese

Financial advisor Anastasia Wiese, JD, CFP® is already a familiar face at GWM, but now she’s also more familiar to the wider community. As part of its ongoing “Influential Women” series, the GRBJ interviewed Anastasia in an April 30th Q&A. Covering insights from wise to whimsical, Anastasia shared interesting tidbits about herself, her family and her career – including how she negotiated for gas money as a teenager.

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Grand Rapids Business Journal: Anastasia Wiese Discusses What to Make of an Inverted Yield Curve

Every so often, the U.S. Treasury bond yield curve “inverts,” as it has recently, with short-term Treasury bills yielding less than their long-term counterparts. Since past inverted U.S. yield curves have usually been followed by U.S. recessions, we tend to hear about them. In an April 30th GRBJ piece, Anastasia Wiese, JD, CFP® discussed being cautious about lending any one economic indicator excessive predictive powers, especially with respect to your disciplined investment strategy.

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Grand Rapids Business Journal: Anastasia Wiese Sheds Light on the Roth 401(k)

Earlier this year in the GRBJ, Anastasia Wiese, JD, CFP® took on a subject of both interest and confusion to many: the Roth 401(k) Option. The Roth 401(k) can be a powerful retirement savings vehicle that blends some features from traditional 401(k)s and others from Roth IRAs. It may be an especially attractive option for high-income earners looking to save additional after-tax dollars for retirement.

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Grand Rapids Business Journal Quotes Steve Starnes & Stephanie Mushna on Estate Planning for Millennials

Many families assume estate planning is for older people. That’s true, but millennials with dependents may have even more to lose if they unexpectedly die or become incapacitated. In an October GRBJ article, Steve Starnes, CFP® and Stephanie Mushna CFP® paired up with two local estate planning attorneys to describe the risks of dying “intestate” (without a will), and to propose some practical solutions for busy millennials.

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Grand Rapids Business Journal: Steve Starnes on Money & Memory Loss During the Holidays

As a traditional time for family gatherings, the holidays also can be a good time to hold meaningful conversations about helping out (or being helped by) loved ones – especially if a family member is experiencing memory loss or other signs of dementia. In a GRBJ November 2018 article, Steve Starnes, CFP® offers practical advice on how families can approach care-giving conversations, while remaining sensitive to the delicate challenges involved.

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Grand Rapids Business Journal: Steve Starnes CFP® Authors a Financial Planning Article for Widows/Widowers

In an August 29 GRBJ article, Steve Starnes CFP® offered a number of insights into the financial dilemmas faced by those who have been recently widowed. While you’re grieving, it can be difficult to make decisions about a barrage of seemingly critical questions. “Not so fast,” advises Steve, as he covers the financial activities that can, and probably should, be put on hold.

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Grand Rapids Business Journal: Ellie Winter Offers Tax-Efficient Charitable Giving Advice

The GRBJ reached out to Ellie Winter, CFP® in October to discuss how the new 2017 tax law impacts taxpayers’ charitable giving strategies. Ellie, along with Shaun Shira of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, offers ideas on how to continue giving tax-efficiently to your charities of choice.

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Steve Starnes, CFP® Co-authors a September 2018 Cover Story for the Journal of Financial Planning

Even seasoned financial advisors may have questions about how to best assist aging clients, especially if those clients need long-term services and support (LTSS) due to a decline in cognitive or physical health. Our own Steve Starnes, CFP® co-authored a September 2018 cover story on the subject for the Financial Planning Association’s Journal of Financial Planning. Advisors and families alike should find the article of interest.

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Grand Wealth Management News: Ellie’s Retirement!

Last spring, Ellie Winter reached a difficult, but important decision: Effective December 31, 2018, she will retire from Grand Wealth, to begin a new phase in her life. While we’ll sorely miss Ellie’s good company, we’re confident our business is ready for the change, thanks to the infrastructure we’ve built over the years.

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Getting to Know Anastasia Wiese, JD, CFP®

We’ve known financial advisor Anastasia Wiese for years, as our paths kept crossing at financial forums in and around Michigan. After a while, we agreed it made sense to combine Anastasia’s legal and financial background with our existing strengths, serving all our clients as a unique team. You can read Anastasia’s full bio on our website, but today we share a more personal introduction.

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