Tag Archives: Kyle Malmstrom

37. The Financial Planning Guide for High-Net-Worth Families



Most high-net-worth families work with various professionals, such as CPAs, estate planning attorneys, and valuation experts.

How can you bring them all together and create a holistic financial plan?

Derek Myron and Kyle Malmstrom answer the question in this episode. Join them as they explain strategies to create a forward-looking financial plan, minimize income and estate taxes, and optimize your wealth transfer for future generations. They also walk you through Centura Wealth Advisory’s comprehensive wealth management process that liberates you from financial burdens.

Derek and Kyle discuss:

  • Ways to know if a particular financial services professional is ideal for you
  • How to avoid a silo approach to your finances and focus on long-term planning
  • Tips for building a customized financial strategy based on your unique goals
  • Best practices to help you prepare for the potential tax changes
  • And more

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35. Structured Notes Simplified With Robert Sowinski



The interest rates for fixed income investments have reached historic lows. However, structured notes, which are somewhat unknown to many investors, can help you maintain returns through this environment.

In this episode, Kyle Malmstrom speaks with Robert Sowinski, managing director, structured products at Advisors Asset Management. Robert simplifies the complexities of structured notes and discusses how you can use them to boost your returns –– while accounting for the various investment risks involved.

Robert discusses:

  • An easy-to-follow explanation of how structured products operate
  • How you can cap your downside risk while maintaining a decent upside potential
  • The different timeframes and liquidity options available in structured notes
  • Why structured notes are becoming increasingly popular among retail investors
  • And more

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33. Creative Gifting Strategies To Optimize Your Estate Plan With Charles Levun



A lot of people are minimizing their estate taxes through current estate tax exemptions. But what if you aren’t ready to transfer your wealth, and want to retain access to your assets?

There are multiple gifting strategies to help you do that.

Join Kyle Malmstrom and Charles Levun, partner at Levun, Goodman & Cohen LLP, as they dive into these tax saving strategies. They explore ways to help you transfer maximum wealth to your beneficiaries in light of the expected tax changes under the Biden Administration.

Charles discusses:

  • The potential impact of future tax changes on your estate plan
  • How to use trust funds to transfer wealth while ensuring creditor protection
  • Ways to enhance your tax exclusions by using various discounting techniques
  • What to do if your estate is too small to give away
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

Charles Levun is a partner and one of the founders of Levun, Goodman & Cohen. In addition to his role as a full-time practicing tax and business attorney, Mr. Levun is an author and educator who has developed a national reputation in the field of taxation. Mr. Levun has been practicing law since 1970, focusing on a business and tax practice, with a concentration in the representation of closely held businesses and wealthy individuals, business structuring and estate planning.


Episode 29 – The Potential Impact of New Tax Proposals on Capital Gains Tax and Estate Planning



With the For The 99.5% Act proposal, estate tax and capital gains tax are expected to rise drastically starting in January 2022. Several tax benefits might also be eliminated.

What can you do now to minimize the impact of this act on your estate planning?

Derek Myron and Kyle Malmstrom answer this question in this episode. They discuss what the new tax proposal entails, the implications if it is passed, and things you can do before the 2021 year-end to minimize your estate taxes and ensure maximum wealth transfer to your beneficiaries.

You will learn:

  • Tax saving opportunities posed by the current, all-time high benefits
  • Why you should contact a professional and begin estate planning as early as possible
  • The benefits of IR-2019-189 regulations for your estate and gift taxes
  • Strategies to build a blueprint for efficient estate planning
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn how you can prepare yourself to deal with the expected tax changes!

Resources: Centura Wealth Advisory: (858) 771-9500 | Derek Myron on LinkedIn | Kyle Malmstrom on LinkedIn


Episode 15 – Estate Tax Implications If Joe Biden Wins The Presidential Election



The Presidential Election is coming up in less than 3 months. Are you prepared for the potential estate tax implications if the Democratic Party wins the election?

Today, Derek Myron and Kyle Malmstrom take an extensive look at the estate tax implications if Joe Biden wins the Presidential Election in November. They discuss why you should begin planning now regardless of the outcome of the election, the potential wealth risks you may face and more.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What the estate tax is and how it works
  • Why you should be thinking about estate tax planning now before the election in November
  • The options you have for proactively creating an estate plan
  • The potential legislative risk you run if a plan is not in place in time
  • Some considerations you should think about while estate planning
  • Who you should talk to about creating your proactive estate plan
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn more about why you should begin estate planning TODAY!

Resources: Centura Wealth Advisory | dmyron@centurawealth.com | kmalmstrom@centurawealth.com 

 


Episode 12 – Manage Business Risk with Potential for Financial Upside – With Guest Mark Sims of Captive Alternatives



Businesses of all sizes face risk in the best (and worst) of economic times, and it’s important as a business owner to make sure that you are covered. 

In this episode, Jonathan Freeman is joined by Mark Sims from Captive Alternatives to discuss alternative insurance options for risk management and how business owners and entrepreneurs may leverage alternative insurance structures (Private Insurance) to manage expected or unexpected risks which can also yield financial upside. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How business owners can effectively insure against planned and unplanned risks using captive alternative insurance structures (Segregated Asset Plans)
  • How you can use alternative insurance options to provide coverage in business areas that may not have been covered before
  • The most tax-efficient ways to protect your business
  • What the first year of your plan looks like with Captive Alternatives
  • And more!

Tune in to learn how to protect your business with alternative insurance structures!

Resources:  Centura Wealth Advisory | Captive Alternatives | Email: Mark Sims | Private Insurance Overview


Episode 11 – WINGs, NINGs, DINGs. And Other ThINGs – With Mark Morris of Levitzacks



WINGs, NINGs, DINGs and ThINGs — yes, these are all real income tax strategies, but what do all these acronyms really mean, and how can this strategy help save you money in taxes? 

In this episode of Live Life Liberated, Kyle Malmstrom is joined by Levitzacks’ tax strategist Mark Morris to discuss the ING strategy—who it’s for, how it works, considerations, and potential pitfalls.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Business Owners in high tax states can benefit if they plan to have a liquidity event
  • In-depth detail regarding the ING strategy, types, design, and applicability
  • The implications of the ING strategy if you plan to sell your business
  • The power of appointment committee and how it factors into the strategy
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn if this unique income tax strategy is right for you!

Resources:  Centura Wealth Advisory | LEVITZACKS Website | Mark Morris 


Episode 10 – Supersized Qualified Retirement Plans and Rethinking Your Distribution Strategy of a Qualified Plan Since the Passage of the SECURE Act – With Guest Mike Zelch



For many high-income earners, the problem they face when it comes to saving for retirement is an inability to save enough money pre-tax to meet their retirement goals. Rather than utilizing an “off-the-shelf” solution, Centura shares how options exist to supersize their deductions in a Defined Benefits Plan. 

In this episode, Derek Myron speaks with Mike Zelch, the COO at Actuarial Data Inc., to discuss Qualified Plan options, opportunities available for high-income earners in the Accumulation Phase of planning, as well as recent changes that will potentially impact your distribution strategy from the passage of the SECURE Act in 2019. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What makes a plan qualified by the IRS, and the different types of qualified plans, and the phases of Qualified plans
  • Options outside of Roth Conversions for your Qualified assets
  • The changes from the SECURE Act to Stretch IRAs and RMDs 
  • Potential estate tax outcomes for your beneficiaries if you were to pass away — and why it’s critical to review your plan since the passing of the SECURE Act
  • Different strategies offered by both Centura Wealth Advisory as well as Actuarial Data Inc. 
  • And more!

Tune in to learn how to optimize your retirement plans for a successful future!

Resources:  Centura Wealth Advisory | Actuarial Data Inc. | mzelch@adatainc.com


Episode 9 – CARES Act Considerations for Business Owners and Ultra High-Net-Worth Individuals — With Ken Van Damme of Ernst & Young



The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or the CARES Act, is an economic law designed to address the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But how does this act provide support for entrepreneurs and business owners?

Today, Kyle Malmstrom joins Ernst & Young partner Ken Van Damme to provide an update on the CARES Act and what its provisions mean for business owners and ultra high-net-worth individuals.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Business planning considerations for the Paycheck Protection Program
  • Ways the CARES Act is impacting the real estate industry, owners, and operators 
  • How Net Operating Loss (NOL) carry-back provisions can benefit business owners
  • How the CARES Act is enhancing charitable contributions and retirement plans 
  • And more!

Tune in now for your update on the CARES Act and the provisions that you need to know about!

Resources:  Centura Wealth Advisory | Ken Van Damme | Ernst & Young


Episode 4 — Harnessing the General Power of Appointment for Tax Planning — With David Gebhardt, Esq.



Centura Wealth Advisory believes in sourcing and vetting new strategies that complement traditional money management, allowing the firm to bring only the best value-added solutions to clients. To do so, they often bring in amazing people who share their vision can help clients achieve the best results.

Today, Kyle Malmstrom returns with special guest David Gebhardt of Centara Legal Group. Together, they discuss how they help clients save estate taxes with some extraordinary strategies using the general power of appointment.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What the general power of appointment is and why it was introduced
  • Ways Centura Wealth Advisory gives clients greater flexibility with their estate planning
  • How the power of appointment can impact your tax planning
  • When and why you would use a power of appointment
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn how to use the power of appointment to help you Liberate your wealth!

Resources: Centura Wealth Advisory | Centara Legal Group