Zach Morris Provides Perspective on How to Talk to Your Parents about Estate Planning in a Recent Article for The Balance

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In an article published by thebalance.com,  Co-Founder Zach Morris offered his insight and expertise on how you can best talk to your parents about estate planning, and why it’s so important to start the discussion now. Here’s a snip of the article:

Discussing estate planning with your parents is a conversation that can be difficult to have. You might not want to think about the day that they are no longer here, or even consider that they might experience a decline in health that severely limits their ability to think clearly or communicate with you.

Reasons You Need to Have the Talk Now

The unpredictability of 2020 hammered home the frailty of life and how quickly someone can succumb to an ailment. But besides the possibility of your parents getting sick, there are other reasons to have this conversation now. In short, it’s not always about an inheritance or power of attorney, according to Zachary Morris, co-founder of Atlanta-based Paces Ferry Wealth Advisors.

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Zach Morris was Recently Featured in CNBC Article for New Parents

Zach Morris was Recently Featured in CNBC Article for New Parents

In an article published by cnbc.com providing financial advice for new parents, Co-Founder Zach Morris offered his insight on childcare and healthcare. Here’s a snip of the article:

Adding another member to your family also adds a myriad of new financial considerations and expenses. A middle-class couple can expect to spend more than $230,000 to raise a child, not including college costs. One estimate found that by 2036, four years at a private university will cost around $303,000, up from $167,000 today.

Childcare and health care

Childcare is often the biggest immediate expense new parents will face, Richardson said. (Many families will spend more than $1,000 a month on the care.)

In some cases, one parent will decide to leave their job and take care of the child themselves, said Zach Morris, a CFP and founder of Paces Ferry Wealth Advisors in Atlanta.

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Zach Morris Gave Insight on Health Insurance in Recent Article Published by U.S. News

In an article published to provide new parents some budgeting tips by money.usnews.com, Co-Founder Zach Morris offered his insight and expertise on how childbirth may influence your health insurance plans. Here’s a snip of the article:

Revaluate Your Health Insurance Coverage

Spend time analyzing your health insurance plan to understand all your potential out-of-pocket costs. You may also want to consider switching plans. For instance, opting for a low-deductible plan may cost more on monthly premiums but may reduce your total out-of-pocket spending on baby-related medical expenses.

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Zach Morris featured in Recent Article Published by Statefarm

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In an article published on statefarm.com this month, Co-Founder Zach Morris offered his insight and expertise on wealth transfers.

5 Things to Understand about Wealth Transfers

One reason some people focus on building wealth over a lifetime is to be able to pass along resources and provide opportunities to their children and grandchildren. But it takes time and planning — as well as conversations about expectations and shared values — to have this transfer work well for everyone.

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CARES Act Signed into Law –Brings Relief to Millions of Americans

This $2 trillion bill is meant to impact both individuals and businesses and contains significant tax-savings measures. It could affect prior tax years while also creating immediate cash-flow.

Impact on Individuals

Stimulus Checks

Perhaps the most impactful provision for American citizens is the CARES Act’s promise of cash payments of up to $1,200 per single individual and $2,400 for a married couple. Parents will also receive an additional $500 per qualifying child. Payments are phased-out for individuals with incomes greater than $75,000 and for married couples filing jointly with income greater than $150,000.

Provisions are such that payments will be based on 2018 tax returns, though, like the Affordable Care Act’s tax premium credit, there is a true-up related to the amount for which you are eligible on the 2020 tax return. Nonresident aliens, dependents and estates and trusts are not eligible for a stimulus check.

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Connor Jabs Promoted to Associate Wealth Advisor

We are pleased to announce the next step in the career path for one of our team members.  Please join us in congratulating Connor Jabs on his promotion to Associate Wealth Advisor. From day one, Connor exhibited an incredible commitment to client service and understanding of the Paces Ferry Wealth Advisors’ mission.

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Tru Independence Nabs $200M Team, Eighth Addition This Year

by: Kerri Anne Renzulli

Tru Independence’s hot streak shows no sign of slowing. The breakaway consulting company, which began in 2014, has assisted more than 20 firms launch or maintain their independent advisor business with nearly half that total happening this year alone.

Its latest addition is a new RIA, Paces Ferry Wealth Advisors, in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded by a pair of former J.P. Morgan Securities advisors, Jeff Diamond and Zachary Morris, the RIA will cater to high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs, business owners and foundations. They managed $200 million in assets at their previous employer.

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