Author Archives: Naomi Wolowitz

In 2019, the IRS reassured ultra-high-net-worth families that any gifts they make between 2018 and 2025 to remove assets from their taxable estates under the generous but temporary provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) would not lose those tax benefits when the estate-tax lifetime-exclusion reverts to its pre-TCJA level in 2026. The […]

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, June 10, 2024 – Provenance Wealth Advisors, an affiliate of Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs Accountants, has been recognized on Accounting Today’s annual Wealth Magnets list. The Wealth Magnets list ranks investment advisory firms affiliated with CPA firms by assets under advisement. Provenance Wealth Advisors had $3.88 billion in assets under […]

Like many estate-planning decisions, whether it is best to invest in a traditional 401(k) retirement savings plan or a Roth 401(k) comes down to taxes. More specifically, does it make more sense for you to pay taxes on your withdrawals in the future or on the contributions you make today? Weighing these options requires a […]

In today’s episode, “From Start-Up to Going Public,” the relatable finance guys explore the dynamic journey of businesses transforming from small start-ups to major players on the stock exchange. Join in as they delve into the different stages that can help a company grow and achieve this remarkable milestone. While not all paths are identical, […]

Individuals looking to boost their retirement savings beyond the traditional limits of workplace 401(k) and 403(b) plans may be able to do so with a mega backdoor Roth. This strategy may provide a workaround to the income and contribution limits of Roth IRAs while allowing high-net-worth individuals to benefit from tax-free distributions in retirement. For […]

In this episode, relatable finance guys discuss something that affects every American: the United States national debt. Listen as they discuss where the national debt currently stands, explore the factors that have contributed to its rise, and consider the potential impacts on our economy and everyday lives.

Just as annual medical check-ups help you maintain proper health, regular insurance plan reviews can provide invaluable benefits. Evaluating current insurance policies once a year or every two years can help to ensure your policies keep up with your changing circumstances and may even result in re-rated and reduced premiums. Too often, individuals purchase insurance […]

As college graduates embark on their professional careers, they should consider the following savings strategies to help prepare them for a sound financial future. Like most things in life, the earlier you start planning, the more likely you will achieve your goals. Employer-Sponsored Savings Plans While retirement may seem like a long way off for […]

Dive into the complexities of the Federal Reserve’s delicate balancing act with the South Florida Relatable Finance guys.  Despite expectations of interest rate cuts, the resilient economy and the approaching presidential election add layers of complexity to the Fed’s decisions, as they do not want to be viewed as impacting elections. Join us as we […]

In 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation issued final changes to how retirement plan sponsors must annually report critical information about their employee benefit plans under the Secure Act that was passed into law in 2021. These updates apply to employers’ annual reporting obligations for the 2023 […]